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)
SMASH: Prehistoric Adventure
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!
Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars.
Planetarium Show Times
Now Open East Gallery
New Jersey Arts Annual - Special Edition
In 2017, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Special Edition exhibition will be presented by the New Jersey State Museum.
On view through Sept. 10
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.
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!