I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Grammy Museum Experience

What: The Grammy Museum Experience

Where: 165 Mulberry
             (located within Prudential Arena)
             Newark, NJ

Who: All ages


Me- The Grammy Museum Experience was extremely fun. I like that it was very interactive. You could do karaoke to Hit the Road Jack and also to Stop in the Name of Love. You could take a drum lesson from a famous musician on video.  There was also a place where you could act as if you were actually putting together a music track. There were three different songs that you could choose from. One of them was Whitney Houston's song,  How Will I Know. That was my favorite one. I don't remember the others.


They had a whole section on Jersey Boys the musical which included a costume from the show. They also had clothes from other famous musicians including the dress that Whitney Houston wore to an award's show. They had a lot of stuff relating to famous New Jersey musicians including Jon Bon Jovi. My Aunt went to High School with Jon Bon Jovi. They weren't exactly friends though. He once locked her in a dark room. She doesn't seem to hold  that against him though, and she is still a fan of his.


There were a bunch of different Grammy Awards from different years. It didn't actually look like the Grammy Award changed  that much over the years except that it got bigger. I liked how Grammys look. They look more like a recognizable object than other awards that I know of. 


There was also an exhibit where you could find out the album of the year for every year. We looked up the album of the year for the birth year of every person in our family. None of them were that exciting to me.  Over all, I had a really good time at the Grammy Museum Experience, and I hope to go back again some time.


Mom - There is a lot more to the Grammy Museum Experience than it might seem from the outside. It does not look like a huge museum nor is it overly large inside, but its loaded with fun interactive exhibits and tons of memorabilia, photos and videos. There are numerous places where you can listen to and watch famous musical performances in various genres. There are also places where you can sing  along yourself or even try an instrument. You can learn about the history of the Grammys and see pictures from various years. In addition to actual Grammy Awards the collection includes other awards, such as, a Songwriter's Hall of Fame Award and  a National Inventor's Hall of Fame Award that both belonged to guitar innovator, Les Paul.


There is a large area of the museum  devoted to famous New Jersey musicians. This genre spanning exhibit includes Kool and the Gang, Count Basie, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston and more. It even includes Jersey Boys the musical with a costume, poster and guitar from the show and more.  There is a picture of the actual Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, in another part of the museum as well.

The current special exhibit at the Museum focuses on Diana Ross and the Supremes. You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about the group. The exhibit includes plenty of posters, costumes, record covers, and more. It also offers the opportunity to  karaoke along with Stop in the Name of Love or listen to an interview with original supreme, Mary Wilson. If you are fan of the Supremes or Motown in general, you will definitely not want to miss this exhibit. You have plenty of time though as the exhibit will be open through April 26, 2020.

All in all, if you like music, you will probably find something you love at the Grammy Museum Experience. It is a really fun place to visit. For more information, visit www.grammymuseumexp.org.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


  1. Our family loves music and this would be so fun to check out!

    1. It really is a lot of fun! Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.