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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Museum Updates:

The State of New Jersey does not currently require indoor masking for visitors and staff in state buildings.


Learn At The Museum

NEW! 2022-23 Field Trip Guide


Schedule a Field Trip

The New Jersey State Museum offers students 4 floors of exhibits exploring the Natural and Cultural history of the State, Archaeology and the Lenape People, and a remarkable Fine Art collection. Each long-term exhibit gallery offers printed guides for both pre-K and older students to explore on their own. You can also choose to enhance your field trip with a guided tour or a hands-on workshop.

Don’t forget to reserve a visit to the Planetarium! Our newly upgraded Ultra-High Resolution 8K projection system will immerse students in the wonders of the galaxy.

We continue to provide Virtual Field Trip options to give you flexibility in lesson planning. Choose from virtual tour kits that include hands-on projects shipped directly to you or live virtual interactions with our experts.

Click on the PDF link at the top of the page to learn more about all of our offerings or choose from the drop-down menu at the top under LEARN. When you are ready to make a reservation email

Safety Guidelines
In accordance with the State of New Jersey’s updated guidelines, General masking is not required but recommended based on the CDC’s Community Level data. The Museum’s community is Mercer County.

Guidance for all Community Levels is as follows:

Risk Level Recommendations
Low Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.
Medium Wear a mask if you are immunocompromised or otherwise at high risk for severe illness.
High Wear a mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk.

Masks will be available free of charge to both Chaperones and Students upon request.

Please Note: All in-person programs are subject to change per COVID-19 health and safety regulations. We reserve the option to reschedule or cancel programs if we are unable to safely serve you.



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