• Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00am-4:45pm
  • Closed Monday and on state holidays
  • Guided tours and special events offered throughout the year
  • School group programs available
  • Hands on labs and studio workshops
  • Fossil excavations
  • Parking
  • ADA accessible
  • Restrooms
  • Gift shop
  • Adults $7
  • Children 12 and under $12
  • Seniors 65 and over $1
  • Active military members free

New Jersey State Museum

205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625


Located in in the capital city of Trenton, the New Jersey State Museum was formally established by the New Jersey State Legislature in 1895 with a mission to collect and exhibit specimens in natural history, archaeology, and industrial history. Today, the museum holds more than two million artifacts that explore New Jersey’s natural and cultural history, archaeology, ethnography, and fine art. The museum features changing exhibits and permanent exhibits which help tell the story of New Jersey and its place in the world.

Visitors are welcome to take a tour, participate in hands-on activities, enjoy a lecture, catch a show in the planetarium, interact with scientists working on real fossils, or browse the galleries!


  • Soar into space at the Planetarium which regularly premieres new and exciting shows
  • Explore the Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey

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