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Events At The Museum

Events Calendar

Laser Halloween
December 3/4 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Season of Light
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Holiday Magic!
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

Stars
December 3 2022

Consolation of Apollo

7:00 pm  

Take a break from the holiday music and huddle up under the stars for a live concert like you've never experienced! The LOTUS Project brings Kile Smith's ethereal "Consolation of Apollo" to the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium! Explore the wonder of the Apollo 8 mission and space discovery through choral music based on the actual transmissions of the astronauts. Immerse yourself in a visual night sky show as 20 singers lift your spirits to the stars. This concert has limited seating, so don't wait to reserve your tickets! Tickets are free to reserve, donate what you can after you RSVP (suggested donation of $25, but every little bit helps). This performance is co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Museum.

Reservations: https://www.thel otusprojectnj.org/workshop
Donations: Venmo, Paypal Giving Fund (no PayPal account required), and check or cash are all ways you can give, visit: https://www.thelotusprojectnj.org/donate

One World, One Sky
December 10 2022

Small Explorers: Music/Drums

9:45am or 11:00am - All sessions are in-person

This month in our Small Explorers program we’re reading “When Max Found Two Sticks” by Brian Pinkney. We’ll see the drums of the Lenape and dance to the beat. Make your own instruments and try out your music and dance skills. Your feet will be tapping, your hands clapping and your heart beating with our drumming adventure!

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0cN2UAI4n0uzauCkG9ZCp-Yw7wAdX6FJktquVvvjPalUNVZCM0ZOTTBVTFBBTEZQWlNYSE1JSk9TVC4u

Season of Light
December 10/11 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Season of Light
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Holiday Magic!
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

Laser Holiday Magic!
December 17/18 2022

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm  Season of Light
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Holiday Magic!
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars

Laser Halloween
December 27-30 2022

Planetarium Shows

Patriot’s Week Weekday Schedule (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
Celebrate Patriots Week at the New Jersey State Museum. Included before select shows* is an exploration of the night sky as it would have been seen in 1776.
10:30 am  Season of Light *(includes 1776 Sky Talk)
11:30 am  Laser Holiday Magic!
1:30 pm  Touch the Stars *(includes 1776 Sky Talk)

Civil War Flag Unveiling
December 28 2022

Civil War Flag Unveiling

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join flag historian Dr. David Martin, Cultural of Cultural History Nicholas Ciotola, and members of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association for the history of the five new flags to be unveiled in our first floor exhibition, The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey.

Laser Halloween
December 31 2022

Planetarium Shows

Celebrate Patriots Week at the New Jersey State Museum. Included before select shows* is an exploration of the night sky as it would have been seen in 1776.
12:00 pm  Season of Light *(includes 1776 Sky Talk)
1:00 pm  One World, One Sky
2:00 pm  Laser Holiday Magic!
3:00 pm  Touch the Stars *(includes 1776 Sky Talk)

One World, One Sky
January 14 2023

Small Explorers: Planetarium/Our Star and the Planets that love her.

9:45am or 11:00am - All sessions are in-person

This month in our Small Explorers program we’re attending a planetarium showing of “Little Star that Could.” We’ll meet our star, the Sun and the eight planets that keep her company. Make your own telescope and look into the sky. The book will be “The Sun is My Favorite Star” by Frank Asch. You’re in for a trip out of this world!

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence, Artists Talk Series
January 25 2023

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence
Artists Talk Series

12:15 pm  

Mashell Black & George Taylor
Join us for a free lunchtime talk with artists featured in the "New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence" exhibition. Each event will feature two artists who will discuss their work in the context of the exhibition; programs will run for 45 minutes to one hour.

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence, Artists Talk Series
February 22 2023

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence
Artists Talk Series

12:15 pm  

Megan Klim & Katrina Bello
Join us for a free lunchtime talk with artists featured in the "New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence" exhibition. Each event will feature two artists who will discuss their work in the context of the exhibition; programs will run for 45 minutes to one hour.

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence, Artists Talk Series
March 22 2023

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence
Artists Talk Series

12:15 pm  

Theda Sandiford & Pam Cooper
Join us for a free lunchtime talk with artists featured in the "New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence" exhibition. Each event will feature two artists who will discuss their work in the context of the exhibition; programs will run for 45 minutes to one hour.

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence, Artists Talk Series
April 19 2023

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence
Artists Talk Series

12:15 pm  

Mark Ludak & Caroline Burton
Join us for a free lunchtime talk with artists featured in the "New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence" exhibition. Each event will feature two artists who will discuss their work in the context of the exhibition; programs will run for 45 minutes to one hour.

Upcoming Events

Civil War Flag Unveiling

Civil War Flag Unveiling

Civil War Flag Unveiling

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

In the American Civil War, flags guided troops into battle and served as patriotic icons of honor and pride. Join flag historian Dr. David Martin, Cultural of Cultural History Nicholas Ciotola, and members of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association for the history of five new flags to be unveiled in our first floor exhibition, The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey. This rotation includes a late-war national flag with hand-painted battle honors belonging to the 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, a rare artillery swallowtail flag or guidon, and a presentation flag of the 23rd New Jersey donated to the regiment by the “Sunday School Army” of Burlington County.

Consolation of Apollo

Consolation of Apollo

Consolation of Apollo

Take a break from the holiday music and huddle up under the stars for a live concert like you've never experienced! The LOTUS Project brings Kile Smith's ethereal "Consolation of Apollo" to the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium! Explore the wonder of the Apollo 8 mission and space discovery through choral music based on the actual transmissions of the astronauts. Immerse yourself in a visual night sky show as 20 singers lift your spirits to the stars. This concert has limited seating, so don't wait to reserve your tickets! Tickets are free to reserve, donate what you can after you RSVP (suggested donation of $25, but every little bit helps). This performance is co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Museum.

Reservations: https://www.thel otusprojectnj.org/workshop
Donations: Venmo, Paypal Giving Fund (no PayPal account required), and check or cash are all ways you can give, visit: https://www.thelotusprojectnj.org/donate

Artists Talk Series

New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence - Artists Talk Series

Artists Talk Series
New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence

Join us on select Wednesdays at 12:15 PM for in-gallery chats with artists featured in the exhibition. Each event will feature two artists who will discuss their work in the context of the exhibition; programs will run for 45 minutes to one hour.

Offered on: Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, Apr. 19

Small Explorers Series

Small Explorers Series

Small Explorer videos found here

The Small Explorers Series is for children 6 months to 5 years old with their caregivers. Each month we explore a different theme through stories, crafts, and play. The program is 45 minutes long and begins promptly. It's held the second weekend of each month on Saturday during the school year. The program is FREE, but space is limited; advance registration is required. Visit the Events/Calendar page for monthly program details and to register

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks Lecture Series

Monthly, 2nd Saturday of each month, 2:00 pm

Dive deeper into the world of sharks! This series is features a variety of experts on both fossil and living sharks. Most lectures will be live streamed on Facebook, three will also be in-person here in the Museum. See the event flyer for details.

Event Rentals

The New Jersey State Museum is a wonderful setting for your special event with changing exhibits that can provide a unique backdrop for any occasion. The Museum is ideally located in the State Capital Complex in Trenton, and offers a one-of-a-kind venue with incredible architecture and beautiful views of the Delaware River. For rates and availability, please view our rental information or email Rentals.NJSM@sos.nj.gov.

Available Rental spaces:

First Floor West Gallery
Riverview Court

This exceptional space is an ideal setting for buffet receptions, intimate sit-down dinners, business seminars and more. Available evenings and weekends only.

Auditorium
Auditorium

The 384-seat Auditorium is available for a wide variety of lectures, conferences, movie premieres, theater performances and more.

Additional rental spaces

 

 

 


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