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 schedule, new shows!

“Dawn of the Space Age” at 2 PM.

From the launch of the first artificial satellite to man’s first steps into space and privately operated space flights, discover the men and women who took part and their drive to explore!
Jersey Crocs Rule!
Now Open!
East Gallery, 1st floor

Explore the existence of crocodiles in New Jersey throughout their evolution. Come face-to-face with a six-foot skull reconstruction of Deinosuchus, one of the largest crocodiles to ever live; see preserved croc-like trackways dating back almost 200 million years and a nearly complete skeleton of crocodylian Hyposaurus rogersii; discover five types of crocs that lived in NJ and more!
SMASH: Crocs!
March 23
11 AM – 3 PM

Explore crocs in folktales and myths, art and literature, and pop culture throughout the world. This SMASH is in conjunction with NJ Maker’s Day; croc-inspired activities will focus on making and creativity.
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!”
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
Whellchair AccessibilityAll facilities are accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.
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