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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

New Jersey State Museum Update

The State Museum is now open regular operating hours. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2.

The Museum Shop will be closed Tue. October 26 ; it will reopen Wed. October 27 at 10:00 am.
We apologize for any inconvenience. The Online Shop is open 24/7!


Events At The Museum

Upcoming Events

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 31, 12 noon – 3:00 pm

Get “Lost in Space” at our annual Halloween Spooktacular! Join the Spooktacular Parade and show off your costume, plus enter to win one of 12 giveaway packages. Parade participants ages 12 and under will also receive one free ticket to experience a Planetarium show! The Spooktacular Parade will take place outside, around the Museum plaza, at 12:30 pm; lineup for the parade begins at 12:00 pm.

Other spooky space offerings include take-and-make alien crafts, DIY laser blasters, and trick-or-treat goodies. We can’t wait to space out with you!

Small Explorers Series

Small Explorers Series

Small Explorer videos found here

The Small Explorers Series is for children 6 months to 5 years old with their caregivers. Each month we explore a different theme through stories, crafts, and play. The program is 45 minutes long and begins promptly. It's held the second weekend of each month on Saturday, in-person in the Discovery Den at 11:00 am, then virtually at 12:15 pm. The program is FREE, but space is limited; advance registration is required. For more information or to register contact

NOTE: Registration requests must be received by 10:00 am the Friday before the event in order to allow time for staff to confirm space availability.

Upcoming: Small Explorers Harvest Time
November 13
11:00 - 11:45 am In-person session
12:15 - 1:00 pm Virtual session
Join Miss Beth for Small Explorers Harvest Time! To register for one of these sessions click here




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