Discover the Tri-State area’s best-kept secret
Just a few blocks from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, you’ll find the Newark Museum, which boasts some of the most diverse collections under one roof. On teams, you’ll explore the museum by following a trail of clues in search of answers to tricky, humorous questions, in galleries of art from America, Asia, Africa, and ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
But wait—there’s more! You’ll also check out the Ballantine House, an entire 19th-century mansion connected with the museum and restored to its original glory, as well as the museum’s indoor mini zoo, Dynamic Earth exhibit, sculpture garden, and collection of historical firefighting artifacts in an old carriage house. This adventure is like several hunts combined in one.
You don’t need to know anything about the museum to triumph on this hunt. You just need to pay attention to the surprising details and work well with your team.
A Kids Edition challenges children ages 7 and up to work with adults to answer the fun and funny questions. The Newark Museum is a great location for a large event, such as a birthday party, school field trip, camp outing, or bar/bat mitzvah.
The museum is easily accessible by car or mass transit. New Jersey Transit and the PATH train both take you to Newark Penn Station, where you can take a bus to the museum. And the New Jersey Transit’s Broad Street/Newark stop is just a few blocks away from the museum.