Get Out of the August Heat


August heat means finding activities indoor in cool places. This is true especially if you have little people at home. Here are two boredom busting recommendations to get thru this August heat:

In addition to permanent and rotating installations Newark Museum offers a lot of activities and programs for families.

  • The Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium is a spectacular interactive theater for learning about astronomy, space and planetary science.

  • MakerSPACE offers a interactive environment to create.
    Saturdays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1-4 pm features Hildreth Meiere-inspired Museum Mosaic

  • The Interactive Galleries offer:
    Dynamic Earth: Revealing Natures Secrets
    Planetarium Gallery: An exhibit about the planet Saturn sets the stage for discovery.  
    emPOWERED: Your Renewable Energy Future
    Look/Touch/Learn : Tibet
    1784 Old Stone School House
    Fire Museum

  • MARSWATCH at Riker Hill Park, Livingston, NJ
    Saturday, August 11, 2018, 8:30 - 11 pm | FREE Event | Adults and children ages 4 and up. The Newark Museum will offer a free MarsWatch event at Riker Hill Park in Livingston. Weather permitting; several telescopes will be set up to look at the planets Mars as well as Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

Liberty Science Center in Liberty State Park is a state treasure!

  • Experience a stunning planetarium show, film, or laser show in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater; the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, or at the Joseph D. Williams 3D Science Theater. Watching the night sky or a 3D IMAX film like National Parks Adventure in the Dome is an incredible experience.And don’t miss the Summer Pop Laser Show with fun music.

  • Current exhibits feature:
    Dino Dig - A popular outdoor fossil site, where kids can uncover massive dinosaur bones by digging through 35 tons of sand. Up for discovery - 60 buried fossils.
    Grossology - Uncover all things gross about the human body this premium exhibition.
    Arthur’s™ World - The national exhibition based on the PBS TV series and popular Marc Brown books invites kids to build a love of reading and learning through activities set within classic Arthur locations.

  • Don’t miss the permanent installations and experiences that can keep kids busy all day - Touch Tunnel, Infinity Climber, Eat and Be Eaten, Dream Machine, Wildlife Challenge, Block Party, SURE House, Pixel Art, Our Hudson Home (with really BIG FISH), Sky Scraper, Energy Quest, Real Beehive, Rock Climbing Wall will ensure there isn’t a single second to be bored!

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