State Museum Theater
Amazing! Fun! Educational!
The Museum has partnered with Mad Science, Encore, The Philadelphia Zoo and Young Audiences New Jersey to present live theatrical performances covering a variety of topics within the scope of STEM education, social studies and fine art, or as we like to call it – S.T.E.A.M. Each performance can be linked to core curriculum content standards and complements a visit to the Museum's exhibitions and collections. Many performances combine multiple subject areas in a program that supports 21st century skills in critical thinking, communication and creativity.
The Museum welcomes schools, day care groups and home school families. Shows are just $3 per person. Trenton Public Schools and Trenton Head Start are FREE. Advance registration is required. For reservations, call (609) 292-6347. Be sure to ask how to add tours, workshops and planetarium shows to your field trip schedule for an entire day of educational exploration.
Jump Frog Jump Preschool Show - Young Audiences of New Jersey
May 1, 2013 at 11:30 am.
Recommended for students in grades P-2.
Based on the popular book by Robert Kalan, the professional dancers from Lustig Dance Theatre perform a 20-minute dance with enchanting music, narration, colorful costumes and interaction with the audience. After the performance, children are invited on stage to learn simple parts of the choreography and become their own frog, snake, turtle and fish characters.
Before or after the show, be sure to visit the Natural History Highlights gallery to search for the many frogs, snakes, turtles and fish in our collection. Ask how to add one of our PNC Financial Literacy Workshops, One World One Sky Planetarium Show or Natural History Workshops to your schedule for an early learning adventure your students won’t soon forget!
Outrageous Reptiles with the Philadelphia Zoo
May 15, 2013 at 11:30 am.
Recommended for students in grades K-5.
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.
Before or after the show, be sure to visit the Natural History Highlights gallery to see more snakes, turtles and other reptiles. Ask how to add one of our Natural History workshops to your schedule. NJ Standards: 5.1, 5.5, 5.10, 6.6; PA Standards: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.6, 4.7, 7.2; DE Standards: 1, 6, 8; Geography 2
Math + Magic = Fun – Encore Performing Arts
May 22, 2013 at 11:30 am.
Recommended for students in grades K-3.
Presented by the Super Scientific Circus, this fast paced visual and magical show is designed to create excitement for Mathematics. The performance explores curriculum specific mathematical principles; counting forward and backward, counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, addition and subtraction, the use of doubles, and the clock to assist in understanding fractions. 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!
The New Jersey State Museum s committed to supporting math and science in the classroom. Math Literacy is the cornerstone for all scientific study including Astronomy, Natural Science and Archaeology. Connect these two subjects with a visit to the Natural History Highlights gallery, Spectacular Saturn exhibit and New Jersey’s Original People. Ask how to add a Planetarium show and an Archaeology or Natural History workshop to your schedule.
Spin, Pop, Boom with Mad Science
June 5, 2013 at 11:30 am.
Recommended for students in grades K-6.
Due to the yearly popularity of this program, we decided to present it twice! Choose to visit in November or June. In this 45-minute presentation, the Mad Scientist will use simple but exciting science experiments and demonstrations to involve your group in the discovery process of science. Included in the event will be such experiments as the "Famous, Flaming Didgeridoo" and the "Fantastic Flying Foam Factory." There will also be some audience participation. Spectacular experiments spark children’s’ curiosity and highlight the very best of Mad Science.
Before or after the show, be sure to visit the Natural History Highlights gallery and Spectacular Saturn to learn more about the scientific process. Visit New Jersey’s Original People to find out about the Science of Archaeology. Ask how to add one of our Planetarium shows and Natural History or Archaeology workshops to your schedule. NJ Standards: 5.1, 5.2, 5.7, 5.8
The Magic of Energy – Encore Performing Arts
June 12, 2013 at 11:30 am.
Recommended for students in grades K-8.
Join Lisa Lou and Miz Liz as they take a comic but factual search through four different renewable energy sources: Solar, Hydro-Electric, Wind and Bio Mass, and how and when to use each one! This program is filled with scientific explanations, amazing magic, incredible circus skills, audience participation and lots of "Energy!"
Before or after the show, be sure to visit the Natural History Highlights gallery and Spectacular Saturn to learn more about the scientific process. Visit New Jersey’s Original People to find out about the Science of Archaeology. Ask how to add one of our Planetarium shows and Natural History or Archaeology workshops to your schedule.