Mission
As a center of cultural, educational, and scientific engagement, the New Jersey State Museum inspires innovation and lifelong learning through collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. NJSM engages visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a global context, fosters state pride, and serves as a cultivator of tomorrow’s leaders.
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)
Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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Civil War Flags Unveiling
June 28
10 AM
Civil War Flags Gallery


View the presentation and unveiling of the next group of flags from the State’s Civil War Flags collection.
Planetarium
NEW: CapCom Go!

Showing at 3 pm

The Apollo Story - An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
Summer Maker Space

Jun. 26 – Aug. 21
Wednesdays, 10 am – 2 pm
Imagination Studio


Drop in and get creative! Join us every Wednesday for our free weekly Maker Space program
Many Inspired Steps
On view through Nov. 10
2nd floor, Riverside Gallery

This new exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, details the race to reach the moon between the United States and the former Soviet Union, New Jersey’s connection to the historic event, and remembers the brave men and women who participated in the space programs of both countries.
Nikon Small World Photomicrography Exhibition
Through July 19
Planetarium Ramp

See the top 20 images from the 2018 Small World competition!
Celebrating the 44th year of the competition, 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.
Jersey Crocs Rule!
Now Open!
East Gallery, 1st floor

Explore the existence of crocodiles in New Jersey throughout their evolution. Come face-to-face with a six-foot skull reconstruction of Deinosuchus, one of the largest crocodiles to ever live; see preserved croc-like trackways dating back almost 200 million years and a nearly complete skeleton of crocodylian Hyposaurus rogersii; discover five types of crocs that lived in NJ and more!
Museum Hours
Main Museum Building
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


Museum Shop
Tuesday - Saturday
10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, Noon to 4 pm

Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Friday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


Closed Mondays & State Holidays
Accessibility
Whellchair AccessibilityAll facilities are accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.
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