This September 14 is National Live Creative Day and to spark your inner creativity, we thought we’d share some of our favorite museums in Jersey City. Here are three museums to check out this month in Jersey City.
Liberty Science Center
Serving as New Jersey’s first major state science museum, the Liberty Science Center opened in 1993. In addition to science exhibits, the center is home to the world’s 5th largest IMAX Dome theater and the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.
Additionally, Liberty Science Center is home to the original Hoberman sphere, a sliver computer driven engineering artwork designed by Chuck Hoberman. Learn more about Liberty Science Center.
Afro-American Historical Society Museum
Featuring a mockup of what a 1940s black family’s apartment would look like, it’s easy to get immersed while learning about the ice box that housed real ice, the Victrola record player, cathedral radio and washboard.
In addition to an apartment, the museum also has a reproduction of a Jersey slave cabin that brings the realities of history to life. The museum is located at 1841 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more about the Afro-American Historical Society Museum.
Located at 888 Newark Ave. in Jersey City, Mana Contemporary is bound to inspire your inner creativity. Established in 2011, this cultural center for contemporary arts is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with a date or family. Mana’s space art studios and exhibition spaces and is the home to the Middle East Center for the Arts, the archives of the International Center of Photography, the Magnum Foundation and the dance companies of Karole Armitage and Shen Wei. Learn more about Mana Contemporary.