Mission
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
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Chair
Steven M. Richman, President
Adam Kaufman, Vice President

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


ex officio members
Assemblywoman Donna M. Simon
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora
Senator Shirley K. Turner

Anthony Gardner, Executive Director
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.state.nj.us
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NJ State Flag

A Shadow Over The Earth: The Life & Death
of the Passenger Pigeon

Now Through June 27, 2015

How did a species become extinct over the course of one generation?
more information

Soar into Space in
the Planetarium!

Planetarium Showtimes:
Current Schedule

The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs.

Planetarium photo courtesy of NASA
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
The Friends Shop will be closed on September 21, 2014

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