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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

Public Notice

The Planetarium continues to experience technical issues; however, shows will be presented this weekend.
Due to these issues, Planetarium show tickets are discounted to $3/person, Free/Museum members (with ID). Thanks for your understanding.


Learn At The Museum

Field Trip Experiences

The New Jersey State Museum offers a variety of experiences to fit the needs of your group. Please see the 2019-2020 Field Trip Planning Guide for complete descriptions of all these programs.

Soar into space in our amazing Hi-Def Planetarium! The New Jersey State Museum's 140-seat Planetarium features precision projection of more than 6000 stars that transport the audience on an amazing astronomical experience.

All presentations include a live New Jersey sky talk.

Advance reservations and payment are required. Planetarium scheduled show times are 10:00, 11:00 and 1:00

Planetarium shows begin promptly at the scheduled time; groups arriving late may miss their show. We are unable to issue refunds for late arrivals.

Length: Shows range from 25 to 45 minutes
Cost: $3 per person, including teachers and chaperones.
Group Size: Our Planetarium seats 140 people; larger groups will be split into two or more shows. Minimum group size of 15 attendees.

Reservations and Information: Call 609-292-1382 or email

Designed around New Jersey’s curriculum standards, these hands on workshops connect to your classroom and deepen your student’s field trip experience.

Created especially for preschool and kindergartners, our programs introduce science, history and art through creative play, crafts and storytelling.

More in-depth than a gallery tour, our interactive assemblies focus on the sciences of Paleontology or Archaeology, and the scientists working here at NJSM.

Explore New Jersey history, American art and artists, natural science or the Lenape of New Jersey with our knowledgeable guides.

Perfect for large groups, choose from a variety of quality live theatre shows. We are committed to offering children a theatre experience that engages and inspires!



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