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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)


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3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular at the State Museum

October 25, 2014
10 am to 3:00 pm

1:00 Mad Science Performance
2:00 Costume Parade and Contest
3:00 Free Planetarium Show

Celebrate Halloween with a day of fun activities at the museum.

  • Give-aways!
    Get your FREE TerraCycle Trick-or-Treat bags while supplies last!
  • Halloween Crafts!
    Visit the Riverview Court to make and take crafts inspired by New Jersey’s spooky history.
  • Mad Science Halloween Show!
    Join us in the auditorium at 1:00 for the FREE Mad Science Halloween show! Through a mixture of science and magic the children will see a paper spider turn into a ‘real-live’ spider.  Hear the tales of Count Eggbert and Countess Eggberta as they battle the wicked witch.  Watch as the wicked witch is melted right before your eyes!  The audience will find out how the seemingly sane Mr. Bernoulli helped the Mad Scientist float an eyeball in the air.  Then, as a grand finale, the Mad Scientist will introduce the audience to the eerie world of Dry Ice, making bubbling potions and lots of fearsome fog.  All will have an evening of gruesome goodness and fun!
  • Costume Parade and Contest!
    We encourage you and your little ones to come in costume and sign up for our costume contest.
  • Sign-up begins at 10:00am and ends at 12:45pm.
    The contest will be held immediately following the show in the Museum auditorium. Every child will parade across the stage and show off their costume creations. Prizes will be awarded in 3 age categories (adults are not eligible for the contest).  Points are given for creativity and imagination.
  • FREE Planetarium show!
    Plan to stay for the 3:00 Laser Halloween Show. Tickets are limited and go fast so make sure to get yours early in the day.
    Laser Fright Light
    NJSM is horrified to present Laser Fright Light! This terrifying laser experience will send chills up your spine as you witness prowling vampires and haunting demons. Dazzling lights jump out from the darkness in fun renditions of seasonal music such as Purple People Eater and Feed my Frankenstein. Laser Fright Light is a ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season… if you dare! Recommended for ages 7 and up with adult. Please note: Some songs may contain lyrics or images considered scary by young visitors.