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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

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Thank you for your patronage and support in these challenging times. The State of New Jersey has lifted universal indoor masking for visitors and staff in state buildings. Masking is still strongly encouraged if you have booked a reserved or guided programs in galleries and classroom spaces.

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Events At The Museum

Events Calendar

One World, One Sky
May 21/22 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  To Space and Back
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Touch the Stars
3:00 pm  Dynamic Earth

One World, One Sky
May 28/29 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  To Space and Back
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Touch the Stars
3:00 pm  Dynamic Earth

One World, One Sky
June 4/5 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  To Space and Back
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Touch the Stars
3:00 pm  Dynamic Earth

Small Explorers Series
June 11 2022

Small Explorers: NJ Lighthouses: Finding Our Way to the Beach!

11:00 - 11:45 am In-person session
12:15 - 1:00 pm Virtual session

This month in our Small Explorers program we’re reading “Hello Lighthouse” by Sophie Blackall. New Jersey is known for its beaches. We go to the beach in a car or bus, but what if we came in a boat? Lighthouses guide the way. Paint your own lighthouse, explore some boat lore, and float into summer with us.

Choose either the in-person session (limit of 10 families) or the virtual session (limit of 20 families.) Deadline for registration is June 6. If you have questions email Susan.Kozak-Buckley@sos.nj.gov.

In person registration

Virtual registration

One World, One Sky
June 11 2022

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks Lecture Series

2:00 pm
“Why Everything You Know About Shark Conservation is Wrong”
David Shiffman, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Live streamed on Facebook

One World, One Sky
June 11/12 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  To Space and Back
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Touch the Stars
3:00 pm  Dynamic Earth

One World, One Sky
June 18/19 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  To Space and Back
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Touch the Stars
3:00 pm  Dynamic Earth

One World, One Sky
June 25/26 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  To Space and Back
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Touch the Stars
3:00 pm  Dynamic Earth

One World, One Sky
July 2/3 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
July 5-8 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

Richard Fernicola, M.D., author of 12 Days of Terror
July 9 2022

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks Lecture Series

2:00 pm
“12 Days of Terror - 1916 Shark Attack Along the Jersey Shore”
Richard Fernicola, M.D., author of 12 Days of Terror
In-person in the Museum

One World, One Sky
July 9/10 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
July 12-15 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
July 16/17 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
July 19-22 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
July 23/24 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
July 26-29 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
July 30/31 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August 2-5 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August 6/7 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August 9-12 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

Richard Fernicola, M.D., author of 12 Days of Terror
August 13 2022

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks Lecture Series

2:00 pm
NOAA Prohibitions on Coastal Sharks of New Jersey
Keith Dunton, Ph.D.
Dive deeper into the world of sharks! This series is features a variety of experts on both fossil and living sharks.
See the event flyer for details.

One World, One Sky
August 13/14 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August 16-19 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August 20/21 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August 23-26 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August 27/28 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
August-September 30-2 2022

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  Dynamic Earth
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:20 pm  Touch the Stars

One World, One Sky
September 3/4 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Dynamic Earth
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

Upcoming Events

New Jersey State Museum Master Class

Have you ever wanted to take a deep dive into Art History, Archaeology, NJ History or Paleontology? This intensive, 8-session weekly class can get you there! The course includes behind-the-scenes tours and conversations with curators and staff about our collections and exhibitions. Graduates of the course are invited (but not required) to become one of our highly regarded docents; sharing knowledge with the Museum public. This program will be hosted online through digital interfacing, with on-site experiences built-in to the curriculum, and we encourage independent exploration of the museum any time it is open to the public.

We offer this program twice yearly with the winter session beginning in February. Sign up now to secure your spot!

Winter Session begins February 16:
February-March - 8 week training
April - Graduation
Winter Session Sign-Up

Summer Session begins July 6:
July-August - 8 week training
September - Graduation
Summer Session Sign-Up

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 Susan.Kozak-Buckley@sos.nj.gov.

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: NJ Lighthouses: Finding Our Way to the Beach!
June 11
11:00 - 11:45 am In-person session
12:15 - 1:00 pm Virtual session

This month in our Small Explorers program we’re reading “Hello Lighthouse” by Sophie Blackall. New Jersey is known for its beaches. We go to the beach in a car or bus, but what if we came in a boat? Lighthouses guide the way. Paint your own lighthouse, explore some boat lore, and float into summer with us.

Choose either the in-person session (limit of 10 families) or the virtual session (limit of 20 families.) Deadline for registration is June 6. If you have questions email Susan.Kozak-Buckley@sos.nj.gov.

In person registration

Virtual registration

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks Lecture Series

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.

Event Rentals

The New Jersey State Museum is a wonderful setting for your special event with changing exhibits that can provide a unique backdrop for any occasion. The Museum is ideally located in the State Capital Complex in Trenton, and offers a one-of-a-kind venue with incredible architecture and beautiful views of the Delaware River. For rates and availability, please view our rental information or email Rentals.NJSM@sos.nj.gov.

Available Rental spaces:

First Floor West Gallery
Riverview Court

This exceptional space is an ideal setting for buffet receptions, intimate sit-down dinners, business seminars and more. Available evenings and weekends only.

Auditorium
Auditorium

The 384-seat Auditorium is available for a wide variety of lectures, conferences, movie premieres, theater performances and more.

Additional rental spaces

 

 

 


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