Mission
As a center of cultural, educational, and scientific engagement, the New Jersey State Museum inspires innovation and lifelong learning through collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. NJSM engages visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a global context, fosters state pride, and serves as a cultivator of tomorrow’s leaders.
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
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Please note the Museum Shop is not experiencing any issues.

Civil War Flag Unveiling
Dec. 28
10 – 11 am

Celebrate Patriots Week!
Enjoy a gallery talk and ceremony unveiling the latest rotation of historic flags from the NJ Civil War Flag Collection.

Join flag historian David Martin and Curator of Cultural History Nicholas Ciotola as they unveil the latest rotation of flags from the NJ Civil War Flag collection.
Colonial Activity Cart
Dec. 26 – 28
11 am – 2 pm

Celebrate Patriots Week! Try on colonial clothing, play games, try carding and spinning wool, learn about a soldier’s life, and learn the untold story of the NJ man who designed the first American flag.
Planetarium Sky Talks

Dec. 26 – 28

Celebrate Patriots Week! Learn about the sky the night George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776!
Winter Maker Space

Dec. 26 – 28
11 am – 2 pm
Imagination Studio


Celebrate Patriots Week! Learn about the sky the night George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776!
Foundation @ 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Support
Now Open!
Main floor

Featuring a fascinating array of artifacts, objects & specimens collected with the Foundation’s support.
Objects Count

On view through April 28, 2019

Explore an eclectic collection of objects acquired by the NJSM over the past ten years… Many exhibited for the first time!”
Written in the Rocks
Now Open!

Two more life-size fossil casts! Introducing New Jersey’s own Mosasaurus maximus and Hadrosaurus foulkii!
Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War
Exhibition Extended through
Jan. 27, 2019!

East Gallery

This new exhibition showcases artifacts that were used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war.
Museum Hours
Main Museum Building
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


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

Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Friday
9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:30 pm


Closed Mondays & State Holidays
Accessibility
Whellchair AccessibilityAll facilities are accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.
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