Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)


Scout Days
Scouting Astronomy
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00 am, Planetarium
$6 per person
The New Jersey State Museum Planetarium will present Scouting Astronomy. This program is designed to aid in fulfilling the requirements for the Scout merit badge in astronomy. However, it is not necessary to be a Scout to enroll in the program. Groups need attend only one session.
Participants will learn how to find constellations of different seasons, how to use the Big Dipper to find the North Star, how to read a star map, and how to locate stars of different colors. Special attention will be paid to the characteristics of the Moon and planets and the concept of distance within the solar system and beyond.
Scouting Astronomy will be offered Saturday, October 15, 2016. Advance reservations are necessary. A central NJ counselor will be available. For more information on the program, call (609) 292-1382 or (609) 292-6303 weekdays from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Astronomy Reservation Form
Scouting Archaeology
Saturday, October 15, 2016
1:00 pm, Auditorium
$6 per person
Would you like to learn about the earth, and the history of its human inhabitants? Come to the New Jersey State Museum’s Scouting Days to learn about these fascinating subjects from the Museum’s professional geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists. Our staff will be on hand to guide you through the Museum’s collection of specimens, tools and maps. Don’t forget to bring your own collections: we’ll help you identify those too!
Find out what geologists and archaeologists do. Our staff’s expertise will help you fulfill many of the requirements for badges and other programs in Scouting. Counseling is available at the Museum. Advance reservations are required but it is not necessary to be a Scout to enroll in any of the programs.
Scouting Archaeology will be offered Saturday, October 15, 2016. For registration or for more information, please call (609) 292-1382 or (609) 984-3846, weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Archaeology Reservation Form