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Program Calendar

April
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Museum Closed
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Museum Closed
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Museum Closed - State Holiday
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Museum Closed - Holiday
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Museum Closed
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Monday
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Museum Closed
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May
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Museum Closed
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Museum Closed
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Monday
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Museum Closed
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Museum Closed - State Holiday
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Saturday
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One World, One Sky

12:00 noon
Big Bird's adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the sun, moon and stars.
Stars!

2 pm
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten.
Earth, Moon & Sun

3:00 pm
Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of an amusing character Coyote (adapted from Native American oral traditions), who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.
Stars!

11:00 am
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten.
Laser Kid Power

1:00 pm
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!
Earth, Moon & Sun

10:00 am
Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of an amusing character Coyote (adapted from Native American oral traditions), who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.
Laser Kid Power

11:00 am
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!
To Space and Back

1:00 pm
Discover how space exploration is shaping your world in this new fully immersive show.
Follow the Drinking Gourd: Special program in Celebration of Black History Month

1:00 pm
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).
Laser Kid Power

2:00 pm
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!
Laser Kid Power

1:00 & 3:00 pm
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!
Backyard Tweets Wildlife Conservation Day

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Participate in interactive, hands-on nature workshops designed for children ages 3 to 6 in the museum’s new Innovation Lab and Learning Center!
Fire and Ice with Mad Science

11:30 am
In it, the Mad Scientist will use simple but exciting science experiments and demonstrations to involve your group in the discovery process of science.
How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

2:00 pm
This charming story explains how many people it takes to find, excavate, prepare and mount a dinosaur for exhibition.
Fantastic Forces – Encore Performing Arts

11:30 am
Gravity, forces, sound waves, air pressure and flight are demonstrated and explained in this fast paced and fun show filled with audience participation.
Engineering Women

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
(2:00 pm Live Theater performance)
We will share the remarkable true story of Emily Roebling, who surprised 19th Century establishment by rising up in defense of her family’s dream and saving the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Science of Magic - Encore Performing Arts

11:30 am
Using magnetism, light, air, condensation, optical illusions and mental confusion audience members can learn to do magic!
Scouting Astronomy

10:00 am
This program is designed to aid in fulfilling the requirements for the Scout merit badge in astronomy.
Scouting Geology

1:00 pm
Find out what geologists and archaeologists do. Our staff’s expertise will help you fulfill many of the requirements to earn your merit badge, program patch, or webelos requirements.
Isaac Broome: America's First Ceramic Sculptor

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Potteries of Trenton Society in partnership with the NJ State Museum and the Trenton Museum Society is pleased to present its 11th annual spring symposium, featuring, the life and work of sculptor Isaac Broome, the first sculptor to work in the American ceramics industry.
Up, Up and Away with Mad Science

11:30 am
This 45-minute presentation will capture the audiences' interest and show how exciting science can be. Included in the show are a variety of eye-popping demonstrations and experiments.
Scouting Archaeology

1:00 pm
Would you like to learn about the earth, and the history of its human inhabitants? Come to the New Jersey State Museum’s Scouting Day to learn about these fascinating subjects from the Museum’s professional geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists.
Art & Max

2:00 pm
Follow Art and Max to learn about paint, watercolor and line drawings on an art-making adventure.
The Gizmo Guys: Objects in Motion – Young Audiences of NJ and Eastern Pennsylvania

11:30 am
Combine world-class juggling skills, solid links to science and math – mix it with lots of comedy and you have The Gizmo Guys.
Super Science Saturday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beginning at 10:00 am and continuing until 4:00 pm, the Museum will offer a fascinating array of Planetarium shows, Live Theater programs, continuous demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Jack and the Beanstalk, Crabgrass Puppet Theater – Encore Performing Arts

11:30 am
Crabgrass Puppet Theater’s hilarious retelling of the tallest of tales is full of fun and loaded with laughs.
Wacky Science with Mad Science

11:30 am
The audience will learn what a polymer is and will get to watch a brave volunteer make a giant batch of Slime with their bare hands!
Rosie Revere, Engineer

2:00 pm
Meet Rosie Revere! On a mission to create a flying machine for her aunt, Rosie teaches us about simple engineering principles, perseverance and scientific experimentation.
Math + Magic = Fun – Encore Performing Arts

11:30 am
Magic, music, circus skills, comedy and audience participation keep students focused and excited about math while clarifying the basic concepts which are the building blocks for the rest of their mathemagical lives!
Reptile Exploration – The Philadelphia Zoo

11:30 am
Students come face to face with snakes, turtles, and crocodilians to learn about diverse reptilian lifestyles and the importance of these misunderstood animals in a variety of ecosystems.
Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt

2:00 pm
This picture book biography tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921), the woman who discovered more than 2,400 variable stars in addition to the "yardstick to the universe" used to make discoveries that changed the study of our galaxy and the universe.
Celebrate New Jersey’s 350 Birthday

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Explore 350 years of New Jersey history and many more throughout the Museum.
Ice Cream Cones for Sale!

2:00 pm
Learn about how the St. Louis World’s Fair popularized the ice cream cone in 1904 and the many people who took credit for the idea.Learn about how the St. Louis World’s Fair popularized the ice cream cone in 1904 and the many people who took credit for the idea.