Contact the NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
New Jersey State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)
Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us
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Planetarium Public Schedule



Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, a native of Montclair, New Jersey, was the second man to stand on the surface of the moon. The visor in
his helmet shows a reflection of Astronaut Neil Armstrong (first man on the moon), taking this picture as well as one footpad of the Lunar
Module Eagle and the United States flag
planted next to it.

Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars. The largest planetarium in New Jersey, it seats 150 visitors in specially-designed reclining seats that transport an audience to any astronomical destination.

Now featuring state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo, visitors will feel the sensation of zooming through the Solar System and beyond. This cutting-edge digital technology immerses audiences within images covering the entire 360 degree inner dome.

The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs, it is the only planetarium of its kind in New Jersey. Made possible by the generous support of the Prudential Foundation.

General Admission: $7 adult; $5 child (twelve & under)
Groups of 15 or more: $5 per person. Camps and birthday parties welcome. Friends of the NJSM receive $2 off per ticket up to a maximum of four. For additional information, call (609) 292-6464.

PLEASE NOTE: Planetarium shows are offered to the public on Weekends only during the school year. Weekday shows are held by reservation for school or community groups. During the summer months, winter break, and spring break there are special weekday shows offered to the public. Please check the current schedule for detailed public showtimes.

Printable Coupon: $1 off all Public Planetarium shows!

Summer: July 5 through August 31, 2014
Tuesday through Friday
10:00 am - One World, One Sky
Big Bird's adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend,
Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the sun, moon and stars. When they imagine themselves back on Earth, they celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky.
Recommended for ages 3-6 with adults.
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11:00 am - Laser Kid Power NEW
The hottest artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-popping show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping! Laser Kid Power features the music of sizzling stars, both past and present, choreographed in brilliant laser light. Our new laser system illuminates the full dome in millions of dazzling colors, for an immersive audio-visual experience that’s fun for the entire family!
1:00 pm - Black Holes NEW
Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of black holes. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the Earth in danger of being pulled into one? This new program incorporates some of the most intense full dome visual effects ever created on the subject.
Suitable for general audiences.
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Saturday and Sunday
1:00 pm - One World, One Sky
Big Bird's adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend,
Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the sun, moon and stars. When they imagine themselves back on Earth, they celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky.
Recommended for ages 3-6 with adults.
View Trailer
2:00 pm - Laser Kid Power NEW
The hottest artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-popping show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping! Laser Kid Power features the music of sizzling stars, both past and present, choreographed in brilliant laser light. Our new laser system illuminates the full dome in millions of dazzling colors, for an immersive audio-visual experience that’s fun for the entire family!
3:00 pm - Black Holes NEW
Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of black holes. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the Earth in danger of being pulled into one? This new program incorporates some of the most intense full dome visual effects ever created on the subject.
Suitable for general audiences.
View Trailer

Shows and times are subject to change.