New Jersey State Museum

The Museum houses 4 museums in 1: Archaeology & Ethology, Cultural History, Fine Art and Natural History, along with a Planetarium. The Museum provides a plethera of children’s programming, including the popular Second Saturday performances.

Prices: Free. Park in the lot behind the State House or use metered parking on West State Street in front of the Museum. Free parking on Weekends is available in employee parking lots adjacent to and behind the Museum.

Hours: Tuesday — Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday, noon to 5:00pm. Closed Mondays & State Holidays.


Star Observation Session

Star Observation Session

Friday, Oct 25

7:00 PM - 10:00 AM

Visit the Planetarium Friday evening for a special nighttime star talk in the Planetarium, then hop in your car and follow us a short drive to the Washington Crossing Park Simpson Observatory (weather permitting). The Amateur Astronomy Association of Princeton will be on hand with telescopes to observe the night sky and help visitors with their use. If viewing conditions are poor, immediately following the sky talk guests will see a free Planetarium show.

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

Sunday, Oct 27

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Halloween creeps into the Museum with a spooky Pinelands theme. Stop by and enjoy hands on activities in the Riverview Court. This year, the children’s costume contest will be held twice, at noon and 1 pm. Prizes awarded during each session in the various age categories. The Planetarium’s terrifyingly fun Laser Halloween program will be shown free at 11 am and 3 pm. Planetarium box office opens at 10:30 am, tickets available on first come, first serve basis.

205 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625