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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Museum Updates:

The State of New Jersey does not currently require indoor masking for visitors and staff in state buildings.

The Museum Shop will be open Saturdays and Sundays only from October 25 through Thanksgiving Day.

Closed Thanksgiving Day; open regular hours Nov. 25 with Planetarium shows at 10:30, 11:30, and 1:30 pm.

Black Friday, Nov. 25

Black Friday, Nov. 25

We’re kicking off the season here with a free prize giveaway and a free animal activity! Pick up your activity kit at one of the main entrances (while supplies last;) it includes a book, bookmark and sticker activity. From 9:00 am – 12:30 pm you can enter to win! The Museum is giving away five prizes for children 3 – 10 yrs. old. Entry box located in the Discovery Den on the Museum’s 2nd floor from 9am to 12:30pm. You do not need to be present to win. Additional information

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks Lecture Series.

Presented the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2:00 pm. Get details here

Small Explorers

Small Explorers: Music & Drums

Dec. 10, 9:45 and 11:00 am
In this month’s programs will see a Lenape drum, dance to the beat and make our own instruments.
Info and registration here.

Visit the Museum Shop

Visit the Museum Shop

The New Jersey State Museum Shop will be closed WEEKDAYS from October 25 through Thanksgiving Day. The Shop will be open Weekends — Saturdays, 10 am - 4 pm, Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm — during this period.


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