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
December 2018
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am to 4:45 pm
Closed Mondays & State Holidays
Smash
     Museum
December 1
December 1 - SMASH

SMASH: Science of Winter! - 11 am & 3 pm

Don't hibernate through this fantastic exploration of winter season science! Come to the Museum's SMASH event on December 1 and discover the science behind snowflake formation, the physics of ice skating, the how and why of animal hibernation, and solstice celebrations with activities and fun!
Planetarium - Laser Holiday Magic
     Planetarium
December 1/2
December 1/2 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Planetarium - Dark Universe
     Planetarium
December 8/9
December 8/9 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Small Explorers Series
     Museum
December 15
December 15 - Small Explorers Series

Snow! FREE
10 am & 1 pm
Discovery Den

Planetarium - Earth Moon Sun
     Planetarium
December 15/16
December 15/16 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Planetarium - One World, One Sky
     Planetarium
December 22/23
December 22/23 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
Imagination Studio- Winter Maker Space
     Imagination Studio
December 26 - 28
December 26 - 28 - Winter Maker Space

Winter Maker Space - 11 am – 2 pm
Imagination Studio


     Colonial Activity Cart
December 26 - 28
December 26 - 28 - Patriots Week Programs

Patriots Week Programs - 11 am – 2 pm

Families can try on colonial-style clothing, play colonial games, learn about a soldier's life, try wool carding and spinning, and learn the untold story of the NJ man who designed the first American flag!

In the Planetarium before all sky shows, visitor will enjoy a live demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky the stormy night that George Washington crossed the Delaware!
Planetarium - Laser Holiday Magic
     Planetarium
December 26 - 28
December 26 - 28 - Planetarium Shows

Earth Moon Sun- 10:00 am
Laser Holiday Magic - 11:00 am
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Planetarium - Dinosaurs at Dusk
     Planetarium
December 29/30
December 29/30 - Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky - 11:00 am
Earth Moon Sun- 12 pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk NEW - 1:00 pm
Laser Holiday Magic - 2:00 pm
Dark Universe NEW - 3:00 pm
     Museum
December 28
December 28 - Civil War Flag Unveiling

10 am – 11 am
Civil War Flag Gallery, 1st Floor, Museum


The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey