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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Halloween Spooktacular
October 27, 10 am – 3 pm

Halloween creeps into the Museum with a spooky Pinelands theme! Enjoy hands on activities, sign up for one of the children’s costume contests, see Laser Halloween free!
Planetarium
Star Observation Session

October 18 & 25, 7 pm
Visit the Planetarium Friday evening for a special nighttime star talk in the Planetarium, then hop in your car and follow us a short drive to the Washington Crossing Park Simpson Observatory (weather permitting).
Preserving the Pinelands
October 12 – June 28

The exhibition features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve, along with artifacts and scientific specimens from the Museum’s collections to help tell some of the stories of the Pinelands.
Scouting Astronomy & Archaeology Day
October 19

Learn about the Earth’s history of human occupation from the Museum’s professionals; learn about the constellations and how to find them in different seasons. Participation will help fulfill many of the requirements for badges and other scouting programs. $6 per person, advance registration required.
Many Inspired Steps
On view through November 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.
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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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