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

Resources for Teachers

The Museum has a number of resources to help you make your field trip experience unforgettable. We have a variety of in-gallery activities for your students to do--including scavenger hunts. We also have teacher guides that include an exhibit overview and classroom activities. These guides help you prepare for a field trip to the Museum and some can even be used without an onsite visit.

If you don’t see what you are looking for or have questions or suggestions to improve the resources provided please contact Beth Cooper, Curator of Education at 609-984-2586 or beth.cooper@sos.state.nj.us

Resources Currently Available:

In-Gallery Activities

Scavenger hunts sheets are available at the Welcome Desk or available for download here:

Activity sheets are available in most galleries.

NJSM 9.11 Collaborative Learning Program

This teacher’s guide and compilation of short videos is designed to help educators impart the vital lessons of September 11, 2001. NJSM partnered with educators to produce this innovative program, which includes short videos and accompanying lesson plans designed to bring the content of the Remember 9.11 exhibition into classrooms statewide.

Featuring first person testimonials from 9/11 family members and Ground Zero volunteers, this engaging program was designed by professional educators and meets common core and NJ State education standards.

This 4-part video explores the objects and stories found in the exhibit. Lessons designed for middle and high school students relate to each section of the video. Students will learn about:

  • Life Before 9/11/2001
  • Volunteerism & Good Citizenship
  • The Collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers: Causes & Lessons Learned
  • Recovery Work of 9/11

Teacher Materials

Exhibit Guides

Planetarium Guides