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205 W. State Street
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)

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Food For Thought Gallery Talks

Join us for lively and engaging talks presented by curators, educators and other experts. Aimed at adult learners, specialist and non-specialist alike, explore the New Jersey State Museum’s current exhibitions in depth. A perfect lunchtime break.

All gallery talks are FREE of charge. No reservations are required. However, the talks are not intended for large groups. Group tours can be scheduled by reservation for anytime during normal operating hours. Visit our Exhibition Tours page for more details.

To learn more about Gallery Talks, call 609-984-2586 or email Beth Cooper.


National Fossil Day

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
12:00 pm

Join Curator David Parris to explore the exhibit, Natural History Highlights and hear about the juvenile mastodon skull discovered in Monmouth County.

International Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 19, 2013
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

As part of a full day of activities, Assistant Curators Greg Lattanzi and Karen Flinn will give tours of the New Jersey’s Original People exhibit and curatorial talks focused on archaeology in New Jersey.


Civil War Flag Unveiling

Friday, December 27, 2013
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Galleries at 225 West State Street

Patriotism characterized not only the men and women of the Revolution, but also those who have fought and died on battlefields throughout all of American history. Visit the NJ State Museum for a gallery talk and ceremony unveiling the latest rotation of historic flags from the NJ Civil War Flag Collection, one of the largest collections of its kind in the nation.

Exhibition Tour: Where in the World is New Jersey?
Historical Maps of the Garden State

Sunday, December 29, 2013
2:00 pm

Experience a guided gallery walk through three hundred years of New Jersey history and geography in a popular new exhibition featuring antique maps from the Garden State.

Exhibition Tour: New Jersey’s Original People

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
11:00 am

View hundreds of archaeological artifacts documenting New Jersey’s Native American history before the Revolutionary War in this curator-led tour of the State Museum’s newest collections gallery.