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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

New Jersey State Museum Update

Museum re-opening to the public July 24. Early Access for Members starting July 20. Details here!

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Events At The Museum

Events Calendar

Tales of Mayan Skies
July 24/25 2021

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of Mayan Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
July 27 - 30 2021

Weekday Planetarium Shows

11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

One World, One Sky
July 31 August 11 2021

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of Mayan Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August 3 - 6 2021

Weekday Planetarium Shows

11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August 7/8 2021

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of Mayan Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August 10 - 13 2021

Weekday Planetarium Shows

11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August 14/15 2021

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of Mayan Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August 17 - 20 2021

Weekday Planetarium Shows

11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Tales of Mayan Skies
August 21/22 2021

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of Mayan Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August 24 - 27 2021

Weekday Planetarium Shows

11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

One World, One Sky
August 28/29 2021

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of Mayan Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August - September 31 - 3 2021

Weekday Planetarium Shows

11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
September 4/5 2021

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of Mayan Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Upcoming Events

Small Explorers Virtual Programs

Explore monthly themes and books at home with Early Learning Educator Kerry Scott! Each month Miss Kerry hosts a live virtual session on Zoom for families with children ages 5 and under. Theme-related Play Kits are distributed to registered participants in advance to encourage a tactile experience during the virtual session. The Zoom program and kit are free but space is limited and pre-registration required. Additionally, follow us on Facebook to see Miss Kerry's Small Explorers monthly videos!

Our Small Explorers program provides free family engagement workshops and programs for parents and caregivers with children from birth to age five, designed to promote school readiness. It has gained a solid reputation for quality early learning content and has formed a strong community of local families with young children. Small Explorers digital engagement will offer continuity for families during a time with so much uncertainty. The New Jersey State Museum is grateful to our long-standing partner the PNC Foundation for continuing to support this crucial program through their Grow UP Great initiative.

Small Explorers Topics

Register for the June 12th Shore Surprises program here. Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 8th.
https://forms.gle/8mFZtCvZ8vuqWFFy7

June 19 - Freedom Stories: Juneteenth Family Event Online, 10:00 am

Presented by Young Audiences of PA and NJ. For families with children ages 3-10
In 2020 Governor Phil Murphy declared Juneteenth a State and public holiday. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved people of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom. Gifted storyteller TAHIRA shares tales of freedom fighters in this dramatic performance. A compelling look at the people who took extraordinary risks for freedom, this program emphasizes the importance of having courage in the face of inequality and injustice.

Registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-stories-juneteenth-family-online-event-tickets-152874655209

Small Explorers Series

Small Explorers Series

Due to the current health situation, Small Explorers is postponed. Until the Museum can host visitors again, please enjoy the Small Explorer videos found here

The Small Explorers Series is for children 6 months to 5 years old with their caregivers. Each month we explore a different theme through stories, crafts, and play. The program is 45 minutes long and begins promptly. It’s held the third weekend of each month, on Friday at 2:00 pm, and Saturday at 10:00 am & 12:00 noon in the Discovery Den. The program is FREE, but space is limited; advance registration is required. For more information or to register contact Kerry.Scott@sos.nj.gov. NOTE: Registration requests must be received by 10:00 am the Friday before the event in order to allow time for staff to confirm space availability.

Event Rentals

The New Jersey State Museum is a wonderful setting for your special event with changing exhibits that can provide a unique backdrop for any occasion. The Museum is ideally located in the State Capital Complex in Trenton, and offers a one-of-a-kind venue with incredible architecture and beautiful views of the Delaware River. For rates and availability, please view our rental information or email Rentals.NJSM@sos.nj.gov.

Available Rental spaces:

First Floor West Gallery
Riverview Court

This exceptional space is an ideal setting for buffet receptions, intimate sit-down dinners, business seminars and more. Available evenings and weekends only.

Auditorium
Auditorium

The 384-seat Auditorium is available for a wide variety of lectures, conferences, movie premieres, theater performances and more.

Additional rental spaces

 

 

 


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