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New Jersey Department of State
205 W. State Street
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)

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Fun hands-on family activities, free admission and parking! Now open- Meet real scientists at the Museum’s new Innovation Lab and Learning Center! See Hadrosaurus foulkii- New Jersey’s very own State dinosaur.
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The exhibit includes hands-on, interactive stations that invite exploration of nano phenomena and real world applications and implications.
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Hadrosaurus Foulkii Returns to New Jersey!

Drawn to Dinosaurs: Hadrosaurus Foulkii

As the world’s first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton, its discovery in Haddonfield, NJ caught the world by storm – it revolutionized the science and helped propel southern New Jersey to the “center” of the paleontological world.
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Aljira at 30: Dream and Reality

The exhibition will examine the important role that Aljira has played, and continues to play, in the contemporary arts in the state and region.
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Soar into Space in the Planetarium!

The Horsehead Nebula is a magnificent interstellar dust cloud about 1,500 light-years away. It can be found near the belt in the constellation Orion the Hunter. The gorgeous color image combines both narrowband and broadband images recorded using three different telescopes. Learn about this and other constellations in our upcoming sky shows. Photo courtesy of NASA.

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.

Planetarium Showtimes:
Current Weekend Schedule

Green Bow Luncheon and La Petite Boutique Benefit

The Friends of the New Jersey State Museum will host their annual Green Bow Luncheon and La Petite Boutique benefit on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the New Jersey State Museum, 205 W. State Street, Trenton. This year, The Friends are pleased to announce Nell Merlino as guest speaker.
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The New Jersey State Museum serves the life-long educational needs of residents and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications and scholarship in science, history and the arts. Within a broad context, the Museum explores the natural and cultural diversity of New Jersey, past and present.
Board of Trustees
Steven M. Richman
Adam Kaufman
Vice President

Karen S. Ali
Margaret M. Koo
Dr. Jane L. Rohlf
Georgia T. Schley
Dolores Yazujian

Lt. Governor
Kim Guadagno

Chair (Voting)
Donna M. Simon

Reed Gusciora

Shirley K. Turner


Anthony Gardner
Executive Director
New Jersey State Museum
Museum Hours
Main Museum Building and Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday,
9 am to 4:45 pm

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

Closed Mondays & State Holidays
All facilities are accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.
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