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
October 2018
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am to 4:45 pm
Closed Mondays & State Holidays
Planetarium - One World, One Sky
     Planetarium
October 6/7
October 6/7 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Magic Tree House:Space Mission- 12 pm Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Halloween - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Star Observing Sessions
     Planetarium
October 12
October 12 - Planetarium

Night Sky Observing Sessions - 7 pm

FREE! Visit the Planetarium Friday evening for a special nighttime star talk in the Planetarium, then hop in your car and follow us a short drive to the Washington Crossing Park Simpson Observatory (weather permitting) for live viewing.


Planetarium - Laser Halloween
     Planetarium
October 13/14
October 13/14 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Magic Tree House:Space Mission- 12 pm Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Halloween - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Star Observing Sessions
     Planetarium
October 19
October 19 - Planetarium

Night Sky Observing Sessions - 7 pm

FREE! Visit the Planetarium Friday evening for a special nighttime star talk in the Planetarium, then hop in your car and follow us a short drive to the Washington Crossing Park Simpson Observatory (weather permitting) for live viewing.


Scout Day
     Scout Day
October 20
October 20 - Scout Day

SCOUTING ARCHAEOLOGY and SCOUTING ASTRONOMY
9:30 am – 11:00 am


Advance registration required

Small Explorers Series
     Museum
October 20
October 20 - Small Explorers Series

Night Time Creatures FREE - 10 am & 1 pm

Planetarium - Magic Tree house: Space Mission
     Planetarium
October 20/21
October 20/21 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Magic Tree House:Space Mission- 12 pm Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Halloween - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Planetarium - Dark Universe
     Planetarium
October 27/28
October 27/28 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Magic Tree House:Space Mission- 12 pm Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Halloween - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Halloween Spooktacular
     Halloween Spooktacular
October 28
October 28 - Halloween Spooktacular: Fairytales & Legends!

10 am – 3 pm

FREE games, temporary tattoos and craft activities in Riverview Court
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE live stage performance of Beauty and the Beast in the Auditorium
11:00 am

Sign up for the costume contest (Riverview Court)
10:00 am - 12 noon
Costume Contest in the Auditorium
12:15 pm

FREE Laser Halloween - Planetarium
2:00 pm


November 2018
Art All Day
     Museum
November 3
November 3 - Art All Day

Art All Day
drop-in art making

Planetarium - Dinosaurs at Dusk
     Planetarium
November 3/4
November 3/4 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Magic Tree House:Space Mission- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Halloween - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Planetarium - Earth Moon Sun
     Planetarium
November 10/11
November 10/11 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Small Explorers Series
     Museum
November 17
November 17 - Small Explorers Series

Native American Traditions FREE
10 am & 1 pm
Discovery Den

Planetarium - One World, One Sky
     Planetarium
November 17/18
November 17/18 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Planetarium - Laser Holiday Magic
     Planetarium
November 23
November 23 - Planetarium Shows

Earth Moon Sun- 10:00 am
Laser Holiday Magic - 11:00 am
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Small Explorers Series
     Museum
November 23
November 23 - Thanksgiving Break Small Explorers Series

Native American Traditions FREE
10 am & 1 pm
Discovery Den

Buying Your First Telescope
     Planetarium
November 24
November 23 - Buying Your First Telescope Workshop

Buying Your First Telescope Workshop
9:30 am
Planetarium lobby

Planetarium - Dark Universe
     Planetarium
November 24/25
November 24/25 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm