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  • Adventure Aquarium  Adventure Aquarium Newark
    When you visit Newark, a must see attraction is Adventure Aquarium.  Visitors of all ages will enjoy spending the day learning and discovering all these amazing aquatic animals.  Highlights of the Aquarium include; The 4D Theater- features the Planet Earth series showed in a state-of-the-art 4D theater.  As visitors take in this stunning performance, it captures rare action in impossible locations.  Planet Earth captures animal behavior that has never been captured in film before and takes you on an incredible journey of survival in Earth's most extreme habitats.  Shark Realm- one of the newest attractions at the Aquarium, here visitors enter the 40-foot shark tunnel  and come face-to-face with more than twenty sharks.  In addition to being surrounded by some of the fiercest creatures in the ocean, there are over 850 aquatic animals living in the 550,000 gallon Shark Realm.  Touch-A-Shark- this popular attraction is great for the whole family, just roll up your sleeves and get ready for some fun & excitement.  You will get the chance to touch & feel some of the most exotic sharks in the world.  Irazu Falls- is easily heard as soon as you enter the Adventure Aquarium from the rumbling & roaring rainforest falls.  Irazu Falls rises up two full stories and pours over 400 gallons of water into a deep, freshwater pool filled with rare Amazon river fish, Freshwater Stingrays and much more. Ocean Realm- this a favorite at the Aquarium here visitors come face to face with amazing sea creatures.  The Ocean Realm features 760,000 gallons of seawater filled with fantastic sea creatures from a 350 pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Cownose Stingrays, a school of more than 2,000 Blueback Herring and many other sea creatures.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to see Shark Rays these are extremely rare in any aquarium... In fact, there are less than ten locations in the World with Shark Rays on exhibit.  Shark Rays are native to Indo Pacific waters.  Adventure Aquarium features rare and unusual aquatic animals, Adventure Aquarium is one of two Aquarium's in the country with a Great Hammerhead Shark on exhibit and one of only two Aquarium's in the Continental United States with a Tiger Shark..  Penguin Island- Who doesn't enjoy penguins? They are cute, walk funny and are some of the best swimmers.  Here visitors of all ages will enjoy seeing the African Penguins up close especially from the large underwater viewing area.  You will see them showing off, swimming,  diving and playing they are pretty amazing.  Travel around the world and experience Interactive Inlet- Here visitors can see & touch a variety of the world's exotic and rare sea creatures such as: Fresh-Water Stingrays, Slimy Shrimp, Pulsing Moon Jellyfish, Fresh Water Lobsters and much more...  Another favorite exhibit is the West African River Experience- Here visitors feel as though they are actually in Africa.  Visitors will come face-to-face with two massive Nile hippos each weighing more than 3,000 pounds each!!!!! how exciting is this?  Did you know the Nile hippos are the most dangerous animals in Africa?  Their mouths are capable of opening up to four feet, the only other animal to open their mouth larges is the whale.  Visitors can see the hippos on land and also from underwater this is truly amazing everyone will love the West African River Experience.  While you are exploring you will be surrounded by free-flying birds, this exhibit should not be missed while you are exploring the Aquarium.  When you visit Newark, be sure to save a day to visit the Adventure Aquarium they are open 365 days a year from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The entire family will have an amazing time discovering and learning about many different sea creatures...

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  • Newark Museum    Newark Museum
    Is a must see if this is your first trip to Newark.  The Newark Museum houses one of the largest collections of fine art and natural sciences in New Jersey.  When you visit the Newark Museum you will enjoy fine art, a mini zoo featuring one hundred live animals, a planetarium, paintings of anthropological objects such as ritual artifacts and pottery.  Visitors can also look around the historic Ballantine House which is part of the Newark Museum.  Visitors will see period furnishings, artifacts, decorative art items and more.  The Newark Museum offers tours taking visitors back in time to discover the ancient past exploring artifacts from Egypt, Rome and Greece.  For families with younger visitors, you will want to visit Victoria Hall of Science.  Kids will enjoy some educational play time discovering about volcanoes, earthquakes and caves.  There are several interactive exhibits for the kids they will have so much fun they won't even know they are learning many interesting facts.  The Newark Museum features several permanent exhibits including; African Art Galleries- showcases works of art from many cultures including Yoruba of Nigeria.  Highlights of this collection include a towering Epa Masquerade Headdress, a beautiful collection of jewelry from the Congo, silver pendants from Niger, beadwork from South Africa and a stunning suite of gold jewelry from Zanzibar.   The Asian Galleries-  displays one of the most extraordinary collections of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere.  The centerpiece of this display is a Buddhist Altar consecrated in 1990 by the 14th Dalai Lama.  American Art Galleries- exhibits one of the best collections of American Art.  Starting in Colonial times and ending in the 21st century, here visitors will have a better understanding of the powerful impact that various artists had on shaping American culture & identity.   This fantastic exhibit has more than 300 works of art in this collection.  Such masterpieces include sculptures & paintings shown together with great works of photography, drawings and decorative arts.  Other highlights of the Museum include: The Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden which is located behind the Museum and is the perfect place to be during the summer months.  This lovely garden is graced by a large variety of trees that were originally planted during the twentieth century.  Next, is the 1784 Old Stone Schoolhouse- this is the oldest, standing school in Newark.  This charming stone Schoolhouse has recently been restored & is great for visitors to learn about the history of the building and school days from long ago.  Last is the Fire Museum- located near the Museum Garden Entrance, the Newark Fire Museum celebrates heroism & dedication of the city's fire fighters.  The Newark Museum invites visitors of all ages to enjoy an unforgettable experiences in the art and natural sciences.  When you visit the Museum plan on spending most of the day there is plenty to see and learn about....

January 11, 2011