As a center of cultural, educational, and scientific engagement, the New Jersey State Museum inspires innovation and lifelong learning through collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. NJSM engages visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a global context, fosters state pride, and serves as a cultivator of tomorrow’s leaders.
Contact The NJ State Museum
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625
Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)
NEW Shows in the Planetarium!
Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium,
featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars.
Planetarium Show Times
May 14, 2016
Mark your calendars for the next SMASH Series event, focusing on natural history
On view through June 26, 2016
The “Small World” exhibition features stunning photographic images from Nikon’s annual photomicrography competition, showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through a microscope.
On view through September 4, 2016
This new exhibition showcases Native American beaded objects from throughout North America, all drawn from the State Museum’s collection. The exhibition will also feature a hands-on bead
activity for children.
Explore Natural History through play! Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife or just relax with a good book.