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African Art Museum of the Society of African Missions

As groups are led on a tour of the museum’s current exhibition, Africanizing Christian Art, they will dive into the realm of African art, including sculptures, paintings, costumes, textiles and decorative arts, religion, and folklore. 23 Bliss Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670. Bergen County. Tel: 201-894-8611. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Adventure to Health

CentraState Healthcare System, Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728. 732-308-1850. Offers programs and an exhibit, which visitors enter through a human torso and learn about the human body through 19 interactive stations focused on body systems, safety, fitness, and healthy eating. Fee.

Discovery Seashell Museum

2721 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. 609-398-2316. The museum offers exhibits with over 10,000 varieties of seashells. Free.

George Segal Gallery

Montclair State University, Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043. 973-655-3382. Presents a minimum of six changing, contemporary exhibitions each year, featuring major American, international, and regional artists, as well as works of the University’s faculty and graduating students. Free.

Glenfield Planetarium

25 Maple Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042. 973-509 4171. Modern Minolta MS-8 planetarium projector, 30-foot dome surround sound, and dome video displays. Fee.

Grounds for Sculpture

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619. 609-586-0616. Explore modern sculpture outside in this beautiful park, which has works made in concrete, wood, stone, bronze, and more. Special galleries house exhibits that look at select artists and their tools and techniques. Fee.

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

705 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, New Jersey 07649. 201-261-0012. Wildlife art and big game collections of the late Hiram Blauvelt, a philanthropist, conservationist and collector. Free/Suggested Donation.

Hunterdon Art Museum

7 Lower Center St., Clinton, NJ 08809. 908-735-8415. Contemporary exhibits focused on modern and conceptual themes, design, and media. The permanent collection emphasizes works on paper from 1930-present. Fee/Free.

Indian Heritage Museum

730 Rancocas Rd., Rancocas NJ 08073. 609-261-4747. Exhibits on contemporary American Indian artwork, history, culture, traditions, historic artifacts, dioramas, artworks, and 350 acres of wooded nature trails leading to an outdoor re-ceation of a traditional woodland village. Fee.

James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design

506 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. 201-446-6017. Students learn about modern landscape architecture and post-war suburban residential development of James Rose and other contemporary architects. Fee.

Millville Army Air Field Museum

1 Leddon St., Millville Airport, Millville, NJ 08332. 856-327-2347. Learn about Millville's role in U.S. military aviation history, and the history of the P-47 Thunderbolt. Fee/Free.

Montclair Art Museum

3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042. 973-746-5555. Through its large collection of American and Native American art, this museum strives to understand artistic expression in historical and regional contexts. Fee/Free.

New Jersey Firefighters Museum

565 Lathrop Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005. 973-334-0024. Offers exhibits with antique firefighting equipment and other historic items, located at the New Jersey Firemen’s Home. Free.

Trenton City Museum

Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ 08606. 609-989-3632. Houses a fine collection of art and artifacts related to Trenton's historical and cultural past and present. Fee.

Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts

Bridgeton Free Public Library, 150 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. 856-451-2620. See some 30,000 Native American relics in display cases. Learn about different types of arrowheads, including some Folsom Points that are about 10,000 years old. See 57 original pots reconstructed from shattered remnants, as well as axes, pipes, bones, utensils, and fishing bobs. Free.