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.state.nj.us
NJ State Flag

Program Calendar

September
Mouse over the titles for a description of the event.
Monday
1
Museum Closed - State Holiday
Tuesday
2
Wednesday
3
Thursday
4
Friday
5
Monday
8
Museum Closed
Tuesday
9
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Monday
15
Museum Closed
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Drop-In Family Activities - Story Time
Planetarium: Secret of the Cardboard RocketStarsBlack Holes!Laser Kid Power
Sunday
21
Drop-In Family Activities - Story Time
Planetarium: Secret of the Cardboard RocketStarsBlack Holes!Laser Kid Power
Monday
22
Museum Closed
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Monday
29
Museum Closed
Tuesday
30
October
Mouse over the titles for a description of the event.
Wednesday
1
Thursday
2
Friday
3
Monday
6
Museum Closed
Tuesday
7
Wednesday
8
Thursday
9
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Museum Closed - State Holiday
Tuesday
14
Drop-In Family Activities - Earth Science Week
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Museum Closed
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Drop-In Family Activities - Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Museum Closed
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
31
 
One World, One Sky

10:00 am
Big Bird's adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the sun, moon and stars.
Laser Kid Power

11:00 am
The hottest artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-popping show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping!
Black Holes

1:00 pm
Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of black holes. Is the Earth in danger of being pulled into one?
The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

12:00 pm
Two adventurous youngsters blast off into space in a homemade cardboard rocket for an amazing voyage of discovery through the solar system.
Stars!

1 pm
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten.
Black Holes

2:00 pm
Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of black holes. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature.
Laser Kid Power

3:00 pm
The hottest artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-popping show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping!
Reptile Exploration – The Philadelphia Zoo

11:30 am
Students come face to face with snakes, turtles, and crocodilians to learn about diverse reptilian lifestyles and the importance of these misunderstood animals in a variety of ecosystems.
Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt

2:00 pm
This picture book biography tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921), the woman who discovered more than 2,400 variable stars in addition to the "yardstick to the universe" used to make discoveries that changed the study of our galaxy and the universe.
Celebrate New Jersey’s 350 Birthday

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Explore 350 years of New Jersey history and many more throughout the Museum.
Ice Cream Cones for Sale!

2:00 pm
Learn about how the St. Louis World’s Fair popularized the ice cream cone in 1904 and the many people who took credit for the idea.
The Wonderful World’s Fair

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the wonder of World’s Fairs! Join the New Jersey State Museum for a family fun day.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join the New Jersey State Museum for a family fun day. Activities include: Digging Dinosaurs workshop, NANO Activity Cart, Free Planetarium Shows All Day and much more!
Earth Science Week

The New Jersey State Museum is proud to celebrate Earth Science Week. Every day this week we will be offering gallery talks, workshops and activity carts.
Halloween Spooktacular

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with a day of fun activities at the museum.
Winter Wonderland

11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Celebrate winter break and learn about how animals survive winter, and more fun winter activities are scheduled throughout the day.
Patriot’s Week

This annual commemoration of the Battle of Trenton engages the entire city in activities for young and old. The Museum will have a variety of colonial era programs and activities throughout the week.