Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ 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.nj.gov

Planetarium Public Schedule

Planetarium - Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, a native of Montclair, New Jersey, was the second man to stand on the surface of the moon.
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. 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. For more 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.
Summer Schedule:
Tuesday through Friday - July 5 through September 4, 2016
Planetarium - One World One Sky Video Frame
10:00 am
Magic Tree House: Space Mission
10:00 am

In Magic Tree House® Space Mission, a mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Aligned with early elementary information skills learning objectives, this beautifully-produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House® book series fans of all ages and school audiences alike.
Suitable for families with young children preschool and up.

Planetarium - One World One Sky Video Frame
11:00 am
Laser Space Chase
11:00 am

Laser Space Chase is back with new musical selections! Someone has stolen the Cosmic Lab’s latest invention! Will Lieutenant Photeus be dragged into a black hole as he pursues the culprit? Or will the villainous Captain Xenon be brought to justice? Learn about asteroids, comets, black holes, the sun and planets.
A truly music-filled astronomical experience for all ages.

Planetarium - One World One Sky Video Frame
1:00 pm
Asteroid: Mission Extreme
1:00 pm

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and how such an adventure could benefit humankind.
Suitable for general audiences.

Summer Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday - July 5 through September 4, 2016
Planetarium - Magic Tree House: Space Mission Video Frame
1:00 pm
Magic Tree House: Space Mission
1:00 pm

A mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, and more. Aligned with early elementary information skills learning objectives, this beautifully-produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House® book series fans of all ages and school audiences.
Suitable for families with young children preschool and up.
Planetarium - One World One Sky Video Frame
2:00 pm
Laser Space Chase
2:00 pm

Laser Space Chase is back with new musical selections! Someone has stolen the Cosmic Lab’s latest invention! Will Lieutenant Photeus be dragged into a black hole as he pursues the culprit? Or will the villainous Captain Xenon be brought to justice? Learn about asteroids, comets, black holes, the sun and planets.
A truly music-filled astronomical experience for all ages.
Planetarium - Asteroid: Mission Extreme Video Frame
3:00 pm
Asteroid: Mission Extreme
3:00 pm

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds. Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and how such an adventure could benefit humankind.
Suitable for general audiences
Birthday Blast Off Invitation

Shows and times are subject to change.