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New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

Events At The Museum

Upcoming Events

Science Under the Stars: Strange New Worlds

Science Under the Stars

February 24, 4:00 PM
Astronomical Observatories From Ancient to Modern

Join us as Ms. Megha Rajoria leads a captivating journey through time and space, exploring the evolution of astronomical observation from ancient to modern.

We all love looking at the dots in the night sky and connecting them in different shapes. This practice has been going on since time immemorial. For millennia, humanity has looked skyward, driven by an insatiable curiosity about the cosmos. This quest for knowledge birthed a remarkable legacy: astronomical observatories. From simple stone circles to colossal technological marvels, these outposts have shaped our understanding of the universe in profound ways. We'll delve into their ingenuity, uncovering how they used naked-eye observations and basic instruments to map the heavens. From Ancient to Modern is more than just a scientific adventure; it's a testament to human ingenuity, a celebration of our enduring quest for knowledge, and a reminder of the profound connection we share with the cosmos. Register for this free event here:

Small Explorers Series

Small Explorers Series

Local families are welcome to register for the Small Explorers program, taking place in the Discovery Den on the second Saturday of the month. This playgroup is an opportunity for you to explore the Museum with your child and connect with other families for support. Families are encouraged to sign up for a full year of sessions to build knowledge, skills and relationships. The program is 45 minutes long and begins promptly. Sessions take place in-person at 9:45, 11:00 and 12:15 PM in the Discovery Den, The program is FREE, but space is limited; advance registration is required. Contact to learn more and register.

Small Explorers is supported by a grant from PNC Grow Up Great.

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.

Visit the Events/Calendar page for monthly program details and to register.




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