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 AdventureSMASH: Creepy Crawlers

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come explore the amazing group of animals called ARTHROPODS! With segmented bodies and exoskeletons, arthropods account for 80% of all known species on Earth, including insects and crustaceans. 

Meet a few of New Jersey’s arthropods through STEAM activities:

  • Visit Arthropod Central: Examine specimens up close, play the “Guess that Arthropod” game, visit the “Ants Go Marching” sensory station, try our color diffusion bug art
  • In The Bee Hive: learn about Bee dancing, hexagon tessellation art and beehive engineering
  • At the Butterfly Field: Try the Monarch butterfly migration game, create butterfly gliders modeled after NJ species
  • A Sprinkle of Fireflies: Play the Firefly signaling game, create a secret message art project
  • Fighting Invasive Species: Learning more with the NJ Dept. of Agriculture