Just a few blocks away from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Museum may be one of the tri-state area’s best-kept secrets, boasting one of the most diverse collections under one roof. You’ll explore spectacular American art galleries, plus remarkable collections of Asian, African, and Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art. There’s even an entire 19th-century mansion, the Ballantine house, connected with the museum and restored to its original glory. But wait, there’s more! Your hunt includes the museum’s mini zoo, Dynamic Earth exhibit, sculpture garden, and even a collection of historical firefighting artifacts in an old carriage house. This adventure is like several hunts combined in one!
Your team will search for answers to such questions as...
• What two artists probably got a tan while capturing a famous New York place seen in here? Answer: Thomas Edison’s movie and Glackens’ painting both depict early Coney Island.
• Find a Tibetan musical instrument that might make you think of a pounding headache. What is its key ingredient? A skull.
• What might Mrs. Stein have stuffed in her cheeks to make her Native American daughter jingle? She used chewing tobacco tins to make bells for a dress.
• Find a stinging insect that apparently puts some rouge on its knees. If it wants to give you the brush-off, what winds up in your eyes? The red-kneed tarantula brushes hairs into an attacker’s eyes.
The museum is easily accessible by car or mass transit. New Jersey Transit and the PATH train both take you to Penn Station in Newark, 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. Contact us for more information about the hunt.