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)
Ask Our Experts: Video Learning Library
The Ask the Experts Video Learning Library takes paleontology’s most frequently asked questions and answers them in engaging, real-life situations in the field and in the lab. Join a Museum paleontologist on the 2015 Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project field expedition in Montana and Wyoming. Click on the episodes below to watch.
Episode 1 - How Do You Know Where To Dig?
Episode 2 - How Do You Know Where The Fossils Are?
Episode 3 - How Do You Know If It Is A Fossil?
Episode 4 - How Do We Dig up Fossils?
Episode 5 - How Do We Dig up The Bones?
Episode 6 - How Do We Get The Bones Back Safely?
Episode 7 - What Is Fossil Preparation?
Episode 8 - Which Dinosaur And Part Of The Body Does That Fossil Belong To?
Episode 9 - What Did The Dinosaurs Look Like?
Episode 10 - Why Do We Look For Dinosaurs In Montana And Wyoming?
Ask the Experts: Curator Talks
Designed for large groups, our interactive assemblies connect students with Museum experts in Archaeology and Paleontology, and the objects they collect and research. Presentations are adaptable to students in grades 3-12.

Advanced reservations are required. Call (609) 292-1382 or email for information and reservations.

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $3 per student
Maximum: Large groups of 100 or more can be accommodated with a presentation in our auditorium.
The Power of Place: Exploring Human-Environment Relationships
Explore and compare unique artifacts, geography and environments of different archaeological sites with archaeologist Dr. Gregory Lattanzi to build an understanding of how prehistoric humans interacted with their world.
Natural History - In the Field with the Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project with Paleontologist, Jason Schein.
In the Field with the Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project
For years, the Museum’s paleontologists have led the fossil-hunting Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project to the wilds of Wyoming and Montana. Learn about the exciting discoveries, what fossils tell us about ancient ecosystems, and all of the challenges that come with this adventurous career.
Paleo Lab - New Jersey State Museum scientists preparing new specimens
Paleo Lab
Take a peek at our latest fossil discoveries! Our scientists are hard at work, preparing new specimens from sites in New Jersey and beyond! We invite you to ask questions and observe their work. Located on Level 2. Self-guided and open to the public every day.