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
Planetarium Public Schedule
Planetarium - Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, a native of Montclair, New Jersey, was the second man to stand on the surface of the moon.

Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, a native of Montclair, New Jersey, was the second man to stand on the surface of the moon. The visor in his helmet shows a reflection of Astronaut Neil Armstrong (first man on the moon), taking this picture as well as one footpad of the Lunar Module Eagle and the United States flag planted next to it.

Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. The Museum's spacious, specially-designed reclining seats easily accommodate groups of up to 140, while dynamic and knowledgeable show presenters take the visitor zooming through the solar system with customized star talks.

The Planetarium offers both traditional sky and full-spectrum laser programs. Made possible by the generous support of the Prudential Foundation.

To schedule a school or group visit to the Planetarium, call (609) 292-1382 or email njsm.reservations@sos.nj.gov

Made possible by the generous support of the Prudential Foundation.
General Admission: $7 adult; $5 child (twelve & under) Groups of 15 or more: $5 per person. Camps welcome. For more information, call (609) 292-6464.

PLEASE NOTE: Planetarium shows are offered to the public on Weekends only during the school year. Weekday shows are held by reservation for school or community groups. During the summer months, winter break, and spring break there are special weekday shows offered to the public. Please check the current schedule for detailed public showtimes.

Bring your child to the Planetarium for their birthday and receive a free gift! Just tell the box office when buying tickets and give them the birthday child’s first name. They will give your child the free gift and the Planetarium will announce the birthday before the show!

Happy Birthday from the New Jersey State Museum!
If you call 3 or more business days in advance, the Planetarium will also add a banner to the dome to celebrate! To add the banner contact Planetarium Technician William Murray at 609-826-3940 or William.murray@sos.nj.gov

January & February 2019
Saturday/Sunday
Planetarium - The Little Star That Could
Little Star, an average yellow star, is in search of planets of his own to protect & warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to audiences with basic information about our Solar System. For younger audiences.
Planetarium - Earth Moon Sun
Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote (adapted from Native American oral traditions.) Examine how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system, with a look at the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases, and eclipses. Young children and audiences of all ages will appreciate learning the science behind the myths. For younger/general audiences.
Planetarium - Dinosaurs at Dusk
Take to the skies and discover the origins of flight. Meet Lucy and her father, who share a fascination for all things that fly. You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight. When time runs out, they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs. General audiences.
Planetarium - Asteroid: Mission Extreme
Go on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. General audiences & older children.
Planetarium - Dark Universe
Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe celebrates a new age of cosmic discovery as well as its deepest mysteries. Dark Universe features spectacular scenes of recent spacecraft, such as the Galileo probe’s breathtaking plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere, the most accurate visualizations ever produced, such as a Milky Way galaxy spangled with exploding supernovas, and novel renderings of hotly discussed phenomena like dark matter. General audiences & older children.

Shows and times are subject to change.