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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Important Notice

Due to utility work being performed in the Capitol Complex through Friday, August 28, the Museum, Planetarium and Auditorium buildings are experiencing unusually cold conditions. We apologize for this inconvenience and advise our visitors to dress accordingly.

There’s still time to catch a weekday show! Summer schedule runs through
September 6th.
Planetarium Showtimes

Gallery Walk & Reception
Sunday, September 27, 2015
more information

Now through August 30, 2015
more information

September 26, 2015
The New Jersey State Museum is proud to participate in Museum Day Live!, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine across the country. Enjoy free admission, free Planetarium shows, and interact with our resident experts and scientists!
More information and tickets
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
9 am to 5 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:45 pm

The Shop will be closed Sunday September 6, 2015.

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