The New Jersey State Museum serves the life-long educational needs of residents and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications and scholarship in science, history and the arts. Within a broad context, the Museum explores the natural and cultural diversity of New Jersey, past and present
Board of Trustees
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Chair
Steven M. Richman, President
Adam Kaufman, Vice President

Karen S. Ali
Margaret M. Koo
Dr. Jane L. Rohlf
Georgia T. Schley
Dolores Yazujian

ex officio members
Assemblywoman Donna M. Simon
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora
Senator Shirley K. Turner

Anthony Gardner, Executive Director
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
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Closing Notice

The Friends Shop will close at 2:30 pm on Saturday, August 30.

The Friends Shop will be closed on August 31, September 2, September 7, September 21, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

World’s Fair Family Day

August 30, 2014 from 10am – 4pm

Join us for a family fun day and explore our exciting new exhibit New Jersey On Display: World’s Fairs and the Garden State.
more information

Smithsonian Museum Day LIVE!

September 27, 2014 Begins 9 a.m.

Celebrate Smithsonian Day Live 2014 with a variety of FREE family-friendly programs.
more information

Soar into Space in
the Planetarium!

Planetarium Showtimes:
Current Schedule

The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs.

Planetarium photo courtesy of NASA
Museum Hours
Main Museum Building and Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday,
9 am to 4:45 pm

Museum Shop
Tuesday - Saturday,
10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, Noon to 4 pm

Closed Mondays & State Holidays
All facilities are accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.