Mission
As a center of cultural, educational, and scientific engagement, the New Jersey State Museum inspires innovation and lifelong learning through collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. NJSM engages visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a global context, fosters state pride, and serves as a cultivator of tomorrow’s leaders.
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)
Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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New Jersey State Museum
NEW Shows in the Planetarium!
Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars.
Planetarium Show Times
May 14, 2016
Mark your calendars for the next SMASH Series event, focusing on natural history more information
On view through September 4, 2016
This new exhibition showcases Native American beaded objects from throughout North America, all drawn from the State Museum’s collection. The exhibition will also feature a hands-on bead activity for children.
more information
Now Open
Explore Natural History through play! Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife or just relax with a good book.
more information
Exhibits that tell the story of New jersey and beyond.
2015-2016 Field Trip Planning Guide
Museum Hours
Main Museum Building
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


Museum Shop
Tuesday - Saturday
10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, Noon to 4 pm

Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Friday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


Museum Galleries in
Dept. of State Building

225 West State Street, Trenton
Monday-Friday
9 am to 5 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:45 pm


Closed Mondays & State Holidays
Accessibility
All facilities are accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.