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Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. , Liberty Science Center houses the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, a tornado-force wind simulator and amazing rotating exhibits.
GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center
The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center marks the first official GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast. The 8,200 square-foot space features interactive experiences that tell the history of the GRAMMY Awards, while placing a focused spotlight on the musical legends of New Jersey.
Montclair Art Museum
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), a notable, community-based institution boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art which highlights art making in the United States over the last 300 years.
Old Barracks Museum
The Old Barracks is a 1750’s structure that was used as one of five barracks for British soldiers in New Jersey during the French and Indian War. As a touchstone for colonial and revolutionary history in New Jersey, the Old Barracks Museum brings the world of colonial America to life through interpretive programs, exhibits, and preservation,
Wildwood Aviation Museum
Naval Air Station Wildwood served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, engines, special exhibits, and educational interactive displays. The museum invites visitors to explore aviation and military history through “hands-on,” fun and educational activities for the entire family!
The Monmouth Museum is a center for education and culture, and a focal point for dynamic ideas. The Museum features changing exhibitions and programs which appeal to a variety of interests.
New Jersey State Museum
The State Museum features collections, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. Featuring a large, state-of-the-art planetarium with full dome video digital and laser light system. The Museum is free (donations gratefully accepted)
The Newark Museum is the largest Museum in NJ with over 80 galleries of inspiration and exploration, educational offerings, innovative family experiences, special events and musical performances.
Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's leading art museums, with collections of more than 97,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary, concentrating geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Heritage Glass Museum
The Museum has exhibits of historic glass, bottles and animal glass art figurines. It has an extensive library on glass blowing and education. It also loans out items for display at other museums and institutions of learning. The Most important function of the museum is the retrieval, preservation and exhibition of historic Glass, bottles and related items. This serves to identify the links between the past and the present so to provide a means to connect to our local history. This we hope is entertaining in addition to providing an educational function.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (“WheatonArts”), founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America. Located in Millville, center of the nation’s first glass industry, the Museum is one of only 8 museums in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Hunterdon Art Museum
The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design in a 19th century stone mill listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1952, the Museum showcases works by internationally recognized and emerging contemporary artists. It also offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults, and a popular summer camp program.