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)
NJSM Early Learning Resources
Created especially for preschool and kindergarten, our programs introduce science, history and art through creative play, crafts, stories and song. Advance reservations are required.

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $2 per student

Group Size: 15-20 students per workshop session. Groups larger than 20 students may be split to rotate through workshops and other activities.

Reservations and Information: Call 609-292-1382 or Email
Dino Motion
Dino Motion
What can we learn from a footprint? Discover how dinosaurs and marine reptiles navigated through their environment as we combine art, imaginative play and real fossils. Your “herd” of young paleontologists will even create a life-sized dinosaur trackway!
Paint Me a Story - Children painting
Paint Me a Story
Art and storytelling go hand in hand. Children explore the American Perspectives gallery and discover the stories that paintings tell through color, themes and feelings. Children end the session in the studio using real art materials and tools to paint their own unique story. Stars and Shapes Forever - Children modelling the solar system.
Stars and Shapes Forever - Children modelling the solar system
Stars and Shapes Forever
Introduce young children to our solar system and our galaxy! Meet stars of all sizes and colors, model our solar system with creative play, and make a stellar craft. Be sure to reserve one of our Planetarium shows to pair with this workshop (additional fees apply).
Discovery Den
Discovery Den
Visit our natural sciences play space, designed just for kids pre-K through 3rd grade. Explore nature in New Jersey through touchable specimens, games, books, puppets, costumes and more! Maximum 15 students at one time with adult supervision in this self-guided space.