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)


SMASH Series: Spectacularly Merging Art, Science & History
SMASH Series - Spectacular Merging Art, Science & History
Join us for the SMASH Series – Spectacularly Merging Art, Science and History!
Each SMASH event has a theme and explores the fascinating intersection of science, art and history. Visitors discover an array of hands-on activities, experiments, and demonstrations, meet the Museum’s experts and examine our collections through the lens of science.
March Event - Prehistoric Adventure
SMASH: Prehistoric Adventure
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Visit the New Jersey State Museum for SMASH: Prehistoric Adventure and explore the intersections of science, fine art and history! Come discover New Jersey's ancient life - there's so much more than dinosaurs! The March SMASH event will feature cool, hands-on projects with an Ice Age theme. The event is held in conjunction with NJ Makers Day. Projects will be offered throughout the day and include the following:

  • Make a saber tooth tiger puppet
  • Dig up fossil puzzles and piece together a giant sloth, woolly mammoth or armadillo-like glyptodon
  • Create an imaginative Cretaceous world complete with a glacial landscape and snow
  • Meet the curator of Natural History and learn where you can find your own Ice Age fossils
  • Play games to discover which fossils come from which time period in Earth's 4.5 billion year history
  • Cave paint in the Imagination Studio
  • Our youngest visitors can explore sand and snow sensory bins
March Event - Prehistoric Adventure
SMASH: Bugs Galore
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Investigating creepy crawlies through science and art!