The New Jersey State Museum serves the life-long educational needs of residents and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications and scholarship in science, history and the arts. Within a broad context, the Museum explores the natural and cultural diversity of New Jersey, past and present
Board of Trustees
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Chair
Steven M. Richman, President
Adam Kaufman, Vice President

Karen S. Ali
Margaret M. Koo
Dr. Jane L. Rohlf
Georgia T. Schley
Dolores Yazujian

ex officio members
Assemblywoman Donna M. Simon
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora
Senator Shirley K. Turner

Anthony Gardner, Executive Director
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.state.nj.us
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Visit the New Jersey State Museum this summer with your group for a day of fun-filled learning. Whether exploring the universe in our Planetarium, seeing fossil preparation in our Innovation Lab or participating in hands-on science your group will have a blast in the new State Museum!
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Smithsonian Museum Day LIVE!

The New Jersey State Museum celebrates Smithsonian Day Live 2014 with FREE planetarium shows, hands-on workshops, a special theater performance and a variety of FREE family-friendly programs.
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New Jersey on Display:
World’s Fairs and the Garden State

New Jersey on Display is an exciting new exhibition chronicling New Jersey’s involvement in seven world’s fairs held between 1876 and 1964. At these spectacular, international events, New Jersey promoted itself to the world by juxtaposing its revolutionary past with a modern, innovative present and promise for the future.

This exhibition was developed as part of the NJ350 celebration and is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.
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Hadrosaurus Foulkii Returns to
New Jersey!

Drawn to Dinosaurs:
Hadrosaurus Foulkii

As the world’s first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton, its discovery in Haddonfield, NJ caught the world by storm – it revolutionized the science and helped propel southern New Jersey to the “center” of the paleontological world.
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Soar into Space in the Planetarium!

Photo courtesy of NASA.
The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs, it is the only planetarium of its kind in New Jersey. Made possible by the generous support of the Prudential Foundation.

Planetarium Showtimes:
Current Schedule

Museum Hours
Main Museum Building and Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday,
9 am to 4:45 pm

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

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