As a center of cultural, educational, and scientific engagement, the New Jersey State Museum inspires innovation and lifelong learning through collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. NJSM engages visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a global context, fosters state pride, and serves as a cultivator of tomorrow’s leaders.
Contact The NJ State Museum
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625
Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)
Written in the Rocks:
Fossil Tales of New Jersey
Natural History Hall
Step back 3.5 billion years to explore the geology of New Jersey, the oldest fossils from the state and the progression of life here. Meet New Jersey’s own Dryptosaurus, the world’s first known carnivorous dinosaur, reconstructed and displayed for the first time ever!
June 22 – August 17, 2016
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maker Space begins June 22; this week’s project will be a “Predator & Prey” ball and cup game. Make your own simple game where your favorite predator animal tries to snatch and eat its favorite meal!
NEW Shows in the Planetarium!
Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium,
featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars.
Planetarium Show Times
Explore Natural History through play! Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife or just relax with a good book.