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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Planetarium
Summer at the Planetarium!
July 5 – September 3
Weekday shows and more this summer. NEW show - Join us for a spectacular journey to witness weather phenomena in the solar system!

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Museum Day Live!
Museum Day Live!
September 23
Join us for FREE Planetarium shows, fun hands-on activities, and more! Download your free ticket here starting 8/25!

Small Explorers
Small Explorers Series
3rd Saturday of each month
Introducing the newly improved and expanded Story Time! This new program replaces Story Time; each month will offer a new theme to explore through play, story, craft and more.

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Toy World
Toy World
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.

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Civil War Flags
Civil War Flags
On long term view

New gallery now open on the main level of the Museum building.

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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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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


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