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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Planetarium-Holiday Laser
Nikon Small World Photomicrography
On view through July 16
The top twenty images from the annual Nikon Small World completion are on view now on the Planetarium ramp.

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Planetarium-Holiday Laser
Civil War Flags Gallery
Now Open! Main Building, South Gallery, 1st floor
Visit the new Civil War Flags of New Jersey gallery, featuring a rare collection of flags carried into battle.

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Planetarium-Holiday Laser
Planetarium Shows
Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars.

Planetarium Show Times
Written in the Rocks
New Jersey Arts Annual - Special Edition
Now Open East Gallery
In 2017, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Special Edition exhibition will be presented by the New Jersey State Museum.
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Toy World
Toy World
On view through Sept. 10
Riverside Gallery, 2nd Floor

Be transported to back to another era in the fun NEW exhibition spotlighting the history and innovation of toy manufacturing in New Jersey.
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Written in the Rocks
Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey
Now Open
Natural History Hall

Step back 3.5 billion years to explore the geology of New Jersey, the oldest fossils from the state and the progression of life here. Meet New Jersey’s own Dryptosaurus, the world’s first known carnivorous dinosaur, reconstructed and displayed for the first time ever!
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2016 - 2017 Field Trip Guide
2016 - 2017 Field Trip Guide
Now Available!
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


Museum Galleries in Dept. of State Building
225 West State Street, Trenton
Monday-Friday
9 am to 5 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:45 pm


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