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The public polytechnic university, New Jersey Institute of Technology was established in the late 19th Century. The university made a humble beginning as a technical school. Today they offer world-class academic courses in the fields of architecture, business, and engineering, to name a few. The campus is spread across a massive 45 acres (18.2109 hectares) of land and has a notable architecture. The university is open to visitors based on prior appointment.
A visit to Newark Public Library while in the city is a must for those who wish to learn about the culture and history of the city in-depth. The extensive collection of literature, artworks and historic exhibits make it an important landmark and a popular tourist attraction. The Newark Public Library is home to New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center and James Brown African American Room. This main branch of The Newark Public Library first opened its door to the public in 1901 and now has as many as eight locations across the city.
The state-of-the-art Wellness and Events Center in the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus is not only a sporting venue but also space for socializing and recreation for campus alumni and students. Besides playing host to basketball and volleyball matches, it also has a concourse and holds job fairs, convocation ceremonies, trade fairs and other college functions.
Dedicated to the life and works of scientist Edward Weston, the Weston Museum is housed in Robert W. Van Houten Library of the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus. The modest museum has a collection of devices and apparatus invented by him, along with equipment and items from his lab. You can tour the museum and catch a glimpse of his life as you browse through the interesting artefacts and rare archives from his life.
One of the premier facilities featured in the Athletics Department of New Jersey Institute of Technology, Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center is an important part of athletics at the university. Home to the university's Highlanders basketball, volleyball, fencing, and swim teams, this center is buzzing with action year round. Call or see the website to know more.