Mission
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
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
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Museum Day Live
Repairing Beauty
David Ambrose: A Mid-Career Retrospective
September 17, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Main Building – 1st Floor Gallery

Retrospective work of painter David Ambrose, who lives and works in Bound Brook, NJ
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Museum Day Live
Museum Day Live!
September 24, 2016
9:00 am – 4:45 pm

The New Jersey State Museum is proud to participate in Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! FREE activities, programs and planetarium shows
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Toy World
Toy World
Opening October 15, 2015
Riverside Gallery, 2nd Floor

Be transported to back to another era in the fun NEW exhibition spotlighting the history and innovation of toy manufacturing in New Jersey.
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Museum Archaeology Day
International Archaeology Day at the NJSM!
Saturday, October 15, 2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Immerse yourself in New Jersey archaeology! Discover what archaeology is while enjoying a full day of activities for all ages
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Written in the Rocks
Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey
Now Open
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!
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Planetarium-Buzz Aldrin
NEW Shows in the Planetarium!
NEW Planetarium show: From Dream to Discovery. Visit the Planetarium for this new show about the challenges of the next generation of space exploration!
Planetarium Show Times
Museum Hours
Main Museum Building
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


Museum Shop
Tuesday - Saturday
10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, Noon to 4 pm

Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Friday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


Museum Galleries in Dept. of State Building
225 West State Street, Trenton
Monday-Friday
9 am to 5 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:45 pm


Closed Mondays & State Holidays
Accessibility
Whellchair AccessibilityAll facilities are accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.
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