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
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625
Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)
Saturday, October 15, 2015
International Archaeology Day at the NJSM!
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Immerse yourself in New Jersey archaeology! Discover what archaeology is while enjoying a full day of activities for all ages
September 17, 2016 – January 15, 2017
David Ambrose: A Mid-Career Retrospective
Main Building – 1st Floor Gallery
Retrospective work of painter David Ambrose, who lives and works in Bound Brook, NJ
September 24, 2016
9:00 am – 4:45 pm
The New Jersey State Museum is proud to participate in Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! FREE activities, programs and planetarium shows
Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey
Natural History Hall
Step back 3.5 billion years to explore the geology of New Jersey, the oldest fossils from the state and the progression of life here. Meet New Jersey’s own Dryptosaurus, the world’s first known carnivorous dinosaur, reconstructed and displayed for the first time ever!
NEW Shows in the Planetarium!
Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium,
featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars.
Planetarium Show Times
Explore Natural History through play! Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife or just relax with a good book.