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)
Special Events and Family Activities
Keep up to date with monthly special events, drop in programs and exhibit openings by checking our Program Calendar.
Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

October 27
10 am – 3 pm

Halloween creeps into the Museum with a spooky Pinelands theme! Enjoy hands on activities in the Riverview Court and sign up for one of the children’s costume contests, being held at noon and 1 pm. Prizes awarded in each age category. The Planetarium’s terrifyingly fun Laser Halloween program will be shown free at 11 am and 3 pm. Tickets will be available on first come, first serve basis at the Planetarium Box Office.

Small Explorers Guides
Small Explorers Guides
Available in the Visitor Lobby, Discovery Den and some gallery spaces, Small Explorers Museum Family Guides are designed with children ages 0-5 in mind. Each page highlights an object in the collection along with questions to help our youngest visitors learn new words, explore and observe. Families are welcome to take these guides home, they also includes a recommended book you can find at your local library and an activity you can do at home.
Small Explorers Series
Small Explorers Series

Held the third weekend of each month, on Friday at 2:00 pm, and Saturday at 10:00 am & 12:00 pm in the Discovery Den.

For children 6 months to 5 years old with their caregivers.

Each month the Small Explorers series explores a different theme through stories, crafts, and play. Each program is 45 minutes long and begins promptly. The program is FREE, but space is limited; advance registration is required. For more information or to register contact

NOTE: Registration requests must be received by 10:00 am the Friday before the event in order to allow time for staff to confirm space availability.

Registration Form

Upcoming Program Themes
Under the Sea
Reptile Tales
Art Exploration: Sculpture
Land of the Pines
Lenape Legends
Solstice Lights
Freedom Rings
Wonder Women
Feathered Friends
How do our Gardens Grow?
Discovery Den
Discovery Den
Visit our natural sciences play space, designed just for families with children ages 0-8. Explore nature in New Jersey through touchable specimens, games, books, puppets, costumes and more! Adult supervision in this self-guided space is required.