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)
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Museum Closed - State Holiday
Artist-led Gallery Walk, Wendel A. White: Manifest exhibition, Free, 12:10-12:50 pm
The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Two adventurous youngsters blast off into space in a homemade cardboard rocket for an amazing voyage of discovery through the solar system.
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten.
Holiday Laser Lights!
1 pm and 3 pm
The NJSM Planetarium is premiering its all new holiday show! Sing along to favorite holiday songs such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and other seasonal classics.
Laser Fright Light
NJSM is horrified to present Laser Fright Light! This terrifying laser experience will send chills up your spine as you witness prowling vampires and haunting demons.
Laser Kid Power
The hottest artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-popping show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping!
Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of black holes. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature.
Follow the Drinking Gourd: Special program in Celebration of Black History Month
This slide and full dome video presentation is set during the time of slavery in the United States. It explains how slaves used the Big Dipper, also known as the Drinking Gourd, to find the North Star (Polaris).
This program offers a magical mix of music, from those you love to those you have forgotten, all presented in concert with stunning laser images! This musical compilation is fun for the entire family!
Earth Science Week
The New Jersey State Museum is proud to celebrate Earth Science Week. Every day this week we will be offering gallery talks, workshops and activity carts.
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with a day of fun activities at the museum.
Story Time - When the Shadbush Blooms
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, learn about the Lenape then and now through the lens of one family’s seasonal activities.
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Celebrate winter break and learn about how animals survive winter, and more fun winter activities are scheduled throughout the day.
This annual commemoration of the Battle of Trenton engages the entire city in activities for young and old. The Museum will have a variety of colonial era programs and activities throughout the week.
Electrolaze is the perfect melding of lights and sounds as lasers carve incandescent trails across the beats, snaps and wobbles of today’s electronic dance music.
Dark Side of the Moon
Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time!
Measured to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs.