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Season of Light
This holiday planetarium program traces the development of many of the world's endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season – from Yule logs and sparkling Christmas tree lights to the lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah. Season of Light recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions as well: from gift-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by as well. Season of Light also explores the possible astronomical explanations for a "Star of Bethlehem": comets, meteors, supernovae, and planet conjunctions.
Adults and children ages 6 and up, 40 minutes
|Where||Newark Museum 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||3:00 pm–3:45 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
More About Newark Museum
Newark Museum is New Jersey's largest museum and offers educational and entertaining experiences in the arts and natural sciences. Previous exhibitions included Patchwork from Folk Art to Fine Art, Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, and Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, among others. The museum, which has a planetarium, also hosts various public and kids programs throughout the year.
Other events here
- Secret of the Cardboard Rocket Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 pm–1:35 pm
- Skywatchers of Africa Weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 2:00 pm–2:40 pm
- Secret of the Cardboard Rocket Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00 pm–3:35 pm
- Stars of the Pharaohs Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, 4:00 pm–4:40 pm