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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Laser Halloween

Halloween Laser Show
showing weekends at 2 pm.

Laser Halloween is a ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season... if you dare!
Star Observation Sessions

October 12 & 19
7 pm

Visit the Planetarium Friday evening Oct. 12 or 19 for a special nighttime star talk in the Planetarium, then hop in your car and follow us a short drive to the Washington Crossing Park Simpson Observatory (weather permitting) for live viewing.
International Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Foundation @ 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Support
Now Open!
Main floor

Featuring a fascinating array of artifacts, objects & specimens collected with the Foundation’s support.
Objects Count

On view through April 28, 2019

Explore an eclectic collection of objects acquired by the NJSM over the past ten years… Many exhibited for the first time!”
7th Annual Halloween Spooktacular: Fairytales & Legends!
October 28
10 am – 3 pm

Step into the world of fairytales when you join us for this Halloween tradition at the Museum! Children should come in costume and participate in the contest! Prizes given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in three age categories.
Written in the Rocks
Now Open!

Two more life-size fossil casts! Introducing New Jersey’s own Mosasaurus maximus and Hadrosaurus foulkii!
Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Exhibition Extended through
Jan. 27, 2019!

East Gallery

This new exhibition showcases artifacts that were used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war.
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


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