Science History Art:
Explore Your State Museum
On extended view -
Open Tuesday through Friday Only
Cityside and Museum-side Galleries
The New Jersey State Museum is one of the oldest state museums in the nation, and was the first of its kind to be established with education at the heart of its mission. In the beginning, the Museum’s focus was on natural history, but today, the Museum includes important collections in Natural History, as well as Archaeology & Ethnology, Cultural History and Fine Art. This exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into the diversity of the collections which number well over 2,000,000 specimens, artifacts and objects.
Today, the Museum’s remains committed to education through the research and preservation of its collections. The Museum continues to expand and now includes well over 2 million specimens, artifacts and objects. These treasures are held in trust for the people of New Jersey to learn about our history, celebrate our place in the world and inform our future.
IMAGE CREDIT: JAR, Pueblo
Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
Before 1941 - clay, polychrome
Gift of Dr. Lancelot Ely