Rutgers has a wealth of enlightening and engaging attractions and destinations for visitors of all ages. Whether it’s stargazing or deep-sea exploration, jazz or chamber music, visual arts or gardening, The State University of New Jersey is involved and likely breaking new ground. It’s a place to delve into history as well as catch a glimpse of the future, and the things to see and do here are as diverse as our student body and the vibrant cultural areas we call home. Convenient to New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore, our campuses are probably right along your way.
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For a singular experience in New Jersey, try any of these terrific Rutgers attractions. Whether it’s an unusual collection of American hollies, a new exhibit featuring a century of American woodcuts, or Miles Davis’s trumpet, you’ll find something exciting and leave these destinations feeling enlightened and refreshed.
50 acres are yours to explore at the Rutgers Gardens, a world of flowering trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials on the outskirts of the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick. The largest bamboo forest in New Jersey is just one of many gems to discover at the Rutgers Gardens.
17,000 works make up the foremost collection of dissident art from the former Soviet Union. The collection is the centerpiece of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers–New Brunswick, one of the finest university museums of art in the nation.
100,000 recorded works of jazz are housed at the world-renowned Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers–Newark. With its more than 100 distinct archival collections, the institute was called “one of the world’s treasures” by renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who tapped its collections in making his PBS series Jazz.