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)

Current Exhibitions

Nikon Small World PhotomicrographyNikon Small World Photomicrography Exhibition

On view through July 19
Planetarium Ramp

Celebrating its 44th year, the Nikon’s Small World competition features stunning photographic images showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through a microscope. The top 20 images are included in the exhibition which is on view adjacent to the Planetarium lobby; this year’s first place image (shown here) by photographer Yousef Al Habshi captures part of the compound eyes and surrounding greenish scales of an Asian Red Palm weevil. The subjects vary widely, from a human tear drop to a butterfly wing, but all demonstrate the wonders of photomicrography and is a terrific example of STEAM – science and technology coming together with art.