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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

New Jersey State Museum Update

Due to the current public health emergency, the New Jersey State Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. All special events have been cancelled through April 30. If possible, they will be rescheduled for a later date.

For any specific inquiries, please visit nj.gov/health or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

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Events At The Museum

Events Calendar

Art Making Day
March 14 2020

POSTPONED - Art Making Day

12 – 4 pm

FREE art activities in conjunction with Artworks Trenton

Dinosaurs at Dusk
March 14/15 2020

POSTPONED -Planetarium Shows

Small Explorers Series
March 20 2020

POSTPONED - Small Explorers Series

2 pm

FREE
Discovery Den

Our theme is Wonder Women

Small Explorers Series
March 21 2020

POSTPONED - Small Explorers Series

10 am & 12 pm

FREE
Discovery Den

Our theme is Wonder Women

NJ Makers Day
March 21 2020

POSTPONED - NJ Makers Day

10 am – 3 pm

The New Jersey State Museum is a proud participating site for New Jersey Makers Day, featuring a special “Meet the Makers” at 2 pm to learn the history and craft of carving wooden duck decoys.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System
March 21/22 2020

POSTPONED -Planetarium Shows

Stars
March 28/29 2020

POSTPONED -Planetarium Shows

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
April 4 2020

POSTPONED - Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

9 am – 4:45 pm

Let your curiosity lead you to the State Museum for FREE Planetarium shows all day! This year we celebrate Earth Optimism and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Trenton’s Majolica Mania
April 4 2020

POSTPONED -Trenton’s Majolica Mania

1:30 pm

New Jersey State Museum Auditorium

The Little Star That Could
April 4/5 2020

Cancelled - Planetarium Shows

Dinosaurs at Dusk
April 11 2020

Cancelled - Planetarium Shows

Dark Universe
April 14 - 17 2020

Cancelled - Weekday Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  One World, One Sky
11:30 am  Dinosaurs at Dusk
1:30 pm  Dark Universe

Mad Science
April 16 2020

POSTPONED - Mad Science: Up, Up and Away

12:30 pm

This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Children see an incredible exothermic reaction take place and even get the chance to watch a hovercraft in action!

Public Admission: $5 per person, payment is cash only at the door.

Small Explorers Series
April 17 2020

POSTPONED - Small Explorers Series

2 pm

FREE
Discovery Den

Our theme is Feathered Friends

Small Explorers Series
April 18 2020

POSTPONED - Small Explorers Series

10 am & 12 pm

FREE
Discovery Den

Our theme is Feathered Friends

Bird Bonanza!
April 18 2020

POSTPONED - Bird Bonanza!

10 am - 3 pm

Come share your love of New Jersey’s favorite feathered friends!

Wildest Weather in the Solar System
April 18/19 2020

Cancelled - Planetarium Shows

Stars
April 25/26 2020

Cancelled - Planetarium Shows

Stars
May 2/3 2020

Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky
May 9/10 2020

Planetarium Shows

Wildest Weather
May 16/17 2020

Planetarium Shows

Stars
May 23/24 2020

Planetarium Shows

Tales of the Maya Skies
May 30/31 2020

Planetarium Shows

Stars
June 6/7 2020

Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky
June 13/14 2020

Planetarium Shows

Wildest Weather
June 20/21 2020

Planetarium Shows

Maker Space Logo
June 24 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

Mad Science Logo
June 25 2020

Mad Science: Fire and Ice

11:15 am

This spectacular show thrills audiences with impressive science experiments. The event includes foggy dry ice storms and mind boggling vanishing paper. Kids are amazed by sizzling, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers!

Public Admission: $5 per person, payment is cash only at the door.

Tales of the Maya Skies
June 27/28 2020

Planetarium Shows

Maker Space Logo
July 1 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

One World, One Sky
July 5 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
July 7 - 10 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Maker Space Logo
July 8 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

Academy of Natural Sciences
July 9 2020

Academy of Natural Sciences: Fur, Feathers and Scales

11:15 am

Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Learn about the importance of animal coverings, and investigate adaptations while discovering some of the basic differences between mammals, birds, and reptiles. Be sure to visit the exhibit Fine Feathered Friends: Birds as Mainstay and Muse before or after the show.

Public Admission: $5 per person, payment is cash only at the door.

Tales of the Maya Skies
July 11/12 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Dark Universe
July 14 - 17 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Maker Space Logo
July 15 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

Fine Feathered Friends
July 18 2020

Famous Feathered Friends

1 - 3 pm

 

Take a photo with local live bird celebrities Noah the Bald Eagle of the Philadelphia Eagles and Stella the Great Horned Owl of Temple University at an event for sports fans and bird lovers alike! Talk one on one with their amazing handlers from the Elmwood Park Zoo, then stay for curator-led tours of the Fine Feathered Friends exhibit. FREE; for all ages.

Laser Rock
July 18/19 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Stars
July 21 - 24 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Maker Space Logo
July 22 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

Dark Universe
July 25/26 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Stars
July 28 - 31 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Maker Space Logo
July 29 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

One World, One Sky
August 1/2 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
August 4 - 7 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Maker Space Logo
August 5 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

Tales of the Maya Skies
August 8/9 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Dark Universe
August 11 - 14 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Maker Space Logo
August 12 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

Laser Rock
August 15/16 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Stars
August 18 - 21 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Maker Space Logo
August 19 2020

Summer Maker Space

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us each week for this free, hands-on workshop! Each week is a different make-and-take project and a chance to flex your creative muscles! For ages 5 – 95.

Dark Universe
August 22/23 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Stars
August 25 - 28 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

One World, One Sky
August 29/30 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

Laser Rock
September 1 - 4 2020

Planetarium Shows

10:30 am  EXO: Are We Alone?
11:30 am  Laser Rock
1:30 pm  Destination Mars

Tales of the Maya Skies
September 5/6 2020

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Tales of the Maya Skies
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Rock
3:00 pm  Destination Mars

 

 

 


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