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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

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

NOTICE: The Museum will be closed on Friday, June 21 and will re-open on Saturday normal hours.

Pretty Big Things

Visit The Museum

Science. History. Art. With holdings of more than two million artifacts, explore collections in natural and cultural history, archaeology and ethnography, and fine art at the New Jersey State Museum. Take a tour, participate in hands-on activities, enjoy a lecture, see a planetarium show, interact with scientists working on real fossils, or browse the galleries.  Get to know more about New Jersey and its place in the world!

The New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 West State Street in Trenton, within walking distance of the State House. Overlooking the Delaware River, the Museum is midway between New York and Philadelphia.

Free parking is available on weekends in lots adjacent to the Museum and on the street in front of the Museum.  Weekdays metered street parking is available, along with a limited number of free visitor spots in the nearby State House garage.

Museum Hours

Address: 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Main Museum Building
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
Galleries begin closing at 4:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
Show times: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00
Visit the Calendar of Events for current show titles

Auditorium Galleries
Open Tuesday – Friday

Closed Mondays & State Holidays

Museum Admission

Museum general admission is free; donations to the New Jersey State Museum Foundation gratefully accepted. Foundation revenue supports the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and programs.

Planetarium Admission
Adults: $10.00
Children 12 and under: $5.00
Seniors 65 and over and students with valid student I.D.: $1 off
Members: $2.00 off per ticket
Groups of 15 or more: $5.00 per person
Active duty military: $1 off on up to 4 tickets

Planetarium tickets are purchased in the Planetarium Box Office, located on the lower level.

We participate in the Blue Star program (Memorial Day – Labor Day.) Active duty military members and up to four family members are admitted free with ID.
We also participate in the Families First Discovery Pass Program – free admission for up to four people with a Families First or eWIC card. For more information about the program visit Families First Discovery Pass.


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