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.
Board of Trustees
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Chair
Steven M. Richman, President
Adam Kaufman, Vice President

Karen S. Ali
Margaret M. Koo
Dr. Jane L. Rohlf
Georgia T. Schley
Dolores Yazujian


ex officio members
Senator Samuel D. Thompson
Senator Shirley K. Turner
Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson
Assemblywoman Donna M. Simon


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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Every Wednesday from June 17 to
August 26, the Museum hosts a Maker Space brimming with building materials for all ages.
more information


Now through August 30, 2015
more information

The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs.
Planetarium Showtimes
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


Museum Galleries in
Dept. of State Building

225 West State Street, Trenton
Monday-Friday
9 am to 5 pm
Galleries begin closing
at 4:45 pm


The Museum Shop will be
closed on Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23, 2015.

The Shop will also be closed Sunday September 6, 2015.

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