The State of New Jersey does not currently require indoor masking for visitors and staff in state buildings.
In the American Civil War, flags guided troops into battle and served as patriotic icons of honor and pride. Join flag historian Dr. David Martin, Cultural of Cultural History Nicholas Ciotola, and members of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association for the history of five new flags to be unveiled in our first floor exhibition, The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey. This rotation includes a late-war national flag with hand-painted battle honors belonging to the 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, a rare artillery swallowtail flag or guidon, and a presentation flag of the 23rd New Jersey donated to the regiment by the “Sunday School Army” of Burlington County.
Take a break from the holiday music and huddle up under the stars for a live concert like you've never experienced! The LOTUS Project brings Kile Smith's ethereal "Consolation of Apollo" to the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium! Explore the wonder of the Apollo 8 mission and space discovery through choral music based on the actual transmissions of the astronauts. Immerse yourself in a visual night sky show as 20 singers lift your spirits to the stars. This concert has limited seating, so don't wait to reserve your tickets! Tickets are free to reserve, donate what you can after you RSVP (suggested donation of $25, but every little bit helps). This performance is co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Museum.
Reservations: https://www.thel otusprojectnj.org/workshop
Donations: Venmo, Paypal Giving Fund (no PayPal account required), and check or cash are all ways you can give, visit: https://www.thelotusprojectnj.org/donate
Join us on select Wednesdays at 12:15 PM for in-gallery chats with artists featured in the exhibition.
Each event will feature two artists who will discuss their work in the context of the exhibition; programs will run for 45 minutes to one hour.
Offered on: Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, Apr. 19
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 during the school year. The program is FREE, but space is limited; advance registration is required. Visit the Events/Calendar page for monthly program details and to register
Monthly, 2nd Saturday of each month, 2:00 pm
Dive deeper into the world of sharks! This series is features a variety of experts on both fossil and living sharks. Most lectures will be live streamed on Facebook, three will also be in-person here in the Museum. See the event flyer for details.