Plan Your Visit

Museum Admission

General Admission

  • Adults$10
  • Children, Seniors 65+, Teachers & Students with valid IDs$8
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  • Members
  • 2 years and younger
  • Newark Residents
  • Active Duty Military, Veterans & Family
  • Students attending colleges and universities in Newark with valid ID

Card Holders Receiving Free Admission

  • American Alliance of Museum members
  • Bank of America card holders (first full weekend of each month)
  • Channel 13
  • Employees of Corporate Underwriters
  • Family First Discovery Pass
  • NARM
  • NJN
  • ROAM

Employees of the following Organizations receive free museum admission for one employee and up to 2 guests. Planetarium admission included.

  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • BNY Mellon
  • CareCentrix, Inc
  • Citi
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • EY
  • Fifth Generation, Inc.
  • Fiserv
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co
  • HarbourView Equity Partners
  • The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Labcorp
  • LMXD
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Milliman, Inc.
  • Mizuho Americas
  • Panasonic
  • Pfizer
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Prudential
  • PSEG
  • Reed Smith
  • Rutgers University - Newark
  • Sills Cummis & Gross, Inc.
  • Societe Generale
  • TD Bank
  • UBS Securities
  • United Airlines
  • Wells Fargo
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  • Included with General Admission Ticket (First‑come, first‑served basis). Our planetarium is a gateway to the stars, offering an immersive experience that complements your Museum visit. To ensure you have the opportunity to enjoy this unique feature, we recommend checking the most current planetarium showing schedule before your visit. This will help you plan accordingly and avoid any disappointment if showings are not available on the day of your visit.

Hours

Thursday – Sunday: Open

Members & Member Guests Only

10am – 11am

 

All Visitors

11am – 5pm

Monday – Wednesday: Closed

 

 

Please note the following exceptions:

 

Holidays falling on Thursday – Sunday:

The Museum will remain open on federal holidays, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Holidays falling on Monday – Wednesday:

The Museum will remain closed on federal holidays, except for Juneteenth and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Reservations & Group Visits

All guests, Newark Residents, and affiliate partners must reserve tickets in advance. There will be no on-site ticket sales. Membership cards and other applicable IDs will be verified upon entry. For members, your card is your ticket, no advance ticketing is necessary.

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people. Groups of 20 or more people may be asked to stagger their entry times.

Guidelines & Policies

Gallery Guidelines

Visitors are encouraged to explore the galleries, engage with Museum staff, and participate in immersive experiences.

For the safety of each other and the collection, all visitors must observe the following general guidelines while visiting the Museum:

  • Refrain from touching any art or artifacts on display.
  • Eating and drinking is permitted in designated areas only. No food or drink in the galleries.
  • Non-commercial photography is permitted, except where indicated. Flash, tripods, and selfie sticks are not allowed.
  • Sketching with graphite pencil is allowed in the galleries. No ink, paint, or pastels allowed.
  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Children must not be left unattended in any area of the Museum.
  • All backpacks must be left in Coat Check.
  • Bulky coats may be worn or carried on the person’s front only or left in Coat Check.
  • Large or wet umbrellas must be left in Coat Check.
  • Skateboards, roller skates, and rollerblades are not permitted in the galleries and must be left in the lockers available for visitors.
  • Our galleries are stroller friendly!
  • We love your pets, but only service animals are permitted on Museum grounds.

Please read our Visitor Photography Policy.

If you have any questions about Museum guidelines, please email us at info@newarkmuseumart.org or speak to a member of our Visitor Experience staff during your visit.

What's Closed

MakerSPACE is closed.

For your safety, high-touch and small-space areas will remain closed, including:

  • Fire Museum
  • Old Stone School House

Accessibility

The Newark Museum of Art is committed to making our collections, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all. Our Museum Campus is fully ADA compliant and we welcome all visitors with accessibility needs.

For specific inquiries, please email accessibility@newarkmuseumart.org.

Wheelchair, 711 TTY, Audio, and Closed Captioning Accessibility Icons
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The Bamberger Entrance at 49 Washington St has a wheelchair ramp for Museum access. The doorway is equipped with an automatic opener. Our South Wing entrance on Horizon Plaza has an accessible elevator for wheelchair usage.

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Service animals are always allowed anywhere on the Museum’s campus.

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Accessible restrooms are located near the North Wing elevators on all floors and in the Billy Johnson Auditorium Lobby.

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Large-print guides are available in select galleries.

All galleries are stroller- and wheelchair-friendly.

All galleries and levels of the Museum are accessible by elevator. Elevators can be found in the following locations

  • South Wing: east side of the building on all floors
  • Main Building: south side of the building on all floors
  • North Wing: near the Atrium on all floors
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Assistive Listening Devices are available for all public programs in the Billy Johnson Auditorium.

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ASL-English interpretation is available for public programs and events upon request with five business days’ advance notice.

To place a request, please email accessibility@newarkmuseumart.org.

Closed captioning is available during many virtual programs but not all.

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Manual wheelchairs are available in the Welcome Center, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating, some with charging stations, is available throughout the Museum Campus. Portable stools are also available in the Welcome Center, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directions & Parking

The Newark Museum of Art

49 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Newark’s Downtown/Arts District

Parking

Parking is available next to the Museum for a $10 fee, with entrances located on Washington Street and Central Avenue. Payment is through Pay by App and Text to Pay. Follow payment instructions displayed on-site. Cash payment is not available. This process might be different for some Museum events.

Members with a Complimentary Parking Pass do not need to use the app to reserve parking. Passes must be displayed in the windshield of vehicles to receive the free parking benefit.

Group Transportation

For group transportation to the Museum, contact our Partners at CharterUP.

Getting Here by Car

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  • New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 15W.
  • Exit 15W to I-280 West.
  • Take Exit 15 toward 21 Newark Broad Street
  • Turn right onto 21 South
  • Turn right onto Bridge Street
  • Turn left onto Broad Street
  • Turn right onto Washington Place
  • Turn left onto Halsey Street
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue
  • Turn right onto Washington Street (crossing immediately to the left)
  • Quickly turn left into the Museum parking lot
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  • Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey Turnpike South.
  • Exit 15W to I-280 West.
  • Take Exit 15 toward 21 Newark Broad Street.
  • Turn right onto 21 South.
  • Turn right onto Bridge Street.
  • Turn left onto Broad Street.
  • Turn right onto Washington Place.
  • Turn left onto Halsey Street.
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Washington Street. (crossing immediately to the left)
  • Quickly turn left into the Museum parking lot.
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  • Holland Tunnel to New Jersey Turnpike North.
  • Exit 15W to I-280 West.
  • Take Exit 15 toward 21 Newark Broad Street.
  • Turn right onto 21 South.
  • Turn right onto Bridge Street.
  • Turn left onto Broad Street.
  • Turn right onto Washington Place.
  • Turn left onto Halsey Street.
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Washington Street. (crossing immediately to the left)
  • Quickly turn left into the Museum parking lot.
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  • Garden State Parkway, Exit 145 to Route 280 East.
  • Bear right following signs for Newark/Harrison.
  • Take Exit 14B M L King Blvd.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto M.L. King Jr. Blvd.
  • Make first left onto Orange Street.
  • Turn right onto University Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Central Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Washington Street.
  • Quickly turn left into the Museum parking lot.
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Getting Here by Public Transportation

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You may take NJ Transit trains to either Newark Penn Station or Broad Street Station.

PATH trains go to Newark Penn Station. From Newark Penn Station – The Newark Light Rail connects Penn Station to the Broad Street Station.

There are two options for taking the Light Rail to the Museum from Newark Penn Station:

1) Take the Grove St bound Light Rail to the Washington Street Stop. Exit to your left and start walking on Washington St towards Warren St. The Museum is located 5 blocks down at the Central & Washington Street intersection.

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2) Take the Broad St bound Light Rail to the Atlantic Street Stop. Exit to your right. Walk past the parking garage on your left toward Lombardy Street. Make a right onto Lombardy Street. Walk toward Broad Street and cross over to Washington Park. The Museum is located across the Park on Washington Street.

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Directions from Newark Penn Station

1) Take bus #30 towards Kearny N Arlington. Ride the bus for 4 stops. Exit bus at Broad St & Lombardy St. The Museum is located across Washington Park on Washington St.

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2) Take any bus #11, #28, or #72 towards Wayne Willowbrook. Ride the bus for 7 stops. Exit bus at Washington St & Washington Pl. The Museum is located right across the street from the stop.