July 8 – August 16

Enjoy the cool galleries of The Newark Museum of Art while having fun learning! Programs are designed for day camps and summer schools.

What to Expect

Programs are offered Wednesday – Friday at 10am, 11am, and 12pm

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Capacity: 25 students max per program (Planetarium can hold 50)
  • Fees: (Per person, including students, teachers, counselors and chaperones)
  • $12 for 1 program
  • $15 for 2 programs
  • $30 booking and processing fee will be added to each reservation

Bonus! On Thursdays and Fridays, free Drop-In Activities from 14pm.

For reservations, please email schoolgroupreservations@newarkmuseumart.org.

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Earth is home to an astounding variety of plants and animals. Investigate the adaptations of land, sea, and air animals to discover why certain animals can live in their chosen habitats and others can’t. Explore how a changing environment affects these animals and what we can do to help.

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How do artists from around the world employ line, shape, color, and texture in paintings and sculptures? Students become artists, creating artwork from scratch to take home as they participate in a group sculpture activity and storytelling.

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Take a trip through the Museum’s vast collection of art from around the world, explore diverse cultures and their similarities while learning to respect the identity of others on an individual, community, national, or global level.

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Step into the world of the Ballantine family’s historic home in “Who Done It” and uncover mysteries of the past through an immersive mystery game. Explore Victorian-era technology and societal norms while discovering intriguing facts about the residence and its inhabitants.

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How do games differ from the cultures around the world and throughout history? Travel back in time to play an ancient Egyptian game, “Senet”, a Pueblo game, “Patol”, and an early American game, “9 Man Morris.”

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How do artists tell stories? Explore how artists interpret social events throughout American history.

Planetarium (Pre‑K‑2nd grade)

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Join Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip to the Moon where they discover how different it is from Earth.

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Meet Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm.  As he travels, he meets other stars, learns what makes stars special, and discovers that stars combine to form clusters and galaxies. Will Little Star ever find his planets?

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The stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research when villain Dark Truder hatches a nefarious scheme to rule the Universe! The Zula Patrollers find out and pursue him – in the process learning all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary.

Planetarium (3rd ‑ 5th grade)

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Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Sail through the rings of Saturn, see the lightning storms of Jupiter, and walk on the surface of Mars. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another solar system seeking the perfect vacation spot.

Planetarium (6th ‑ 12th grade)

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For thousands of years, Africans have used knowledge of the sky to build societies, shape their spiritual lives, and meet their physical needs for survival. Explore the diversity of African astronomy, examine cultural uses of the sky, and celebrate our shared human experience.

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Turn back the pages of time and witness ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus of Rhodes and experience other wonders of the world before glimpsing at some of the Universe’s greatest wonders.