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Trenton - New Jersey State Museum

205 West State Street


The New Jersey State Museum serves the life-long educational needs of residents and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications and scholarship in science, history and the arts. Within a broad context, the Museum explores the natural and cultural diversity of New Jersey, past and present.


Ryan Foster

Sunday, March 11, 2018
This place is one of the best uses of my tax dollar as a NJ resident. It has an impressive line up of exhibits for kids and adults alike. I've taken my daughters here multiple times and no trip is complete without a stop at the Discovery Den. They have a blast and it's hard to pry them away when it's time to leave!

Holly Prugar

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
A true jem! This museum was very impressive! The staff was extremely friendly! The gift shop is first class! This is a free museum! Museum shop sales go to support the museum. The museum store is a must see! This is a smaller museum with a whole lot to offer. My boyfriend and I spent two hours here. There is a very nice variety on display. The displays are well thought-out. There is something for everyone here. Unfortunately, we arrived too late in the day for a planetarium show. There is a super cool interactive globe outside of the planetarium. We especially enjoyed the pretty big things exhibit, the fine arts collection, and the natural history hall. It is worth noting, the only food or drink available on premises is from a vending machine. Bathrooms are conveniently located on every floor. There are two elevators that make traveling from floor to floor easy. Parking is in a lot on weekends, but I believe on the street during the week. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Highly recommend!


Sunday, March 25, 2018
Small museum that is good for a couple hour outing with young children. Wouldnt take older ones there. Best part is the planetarium.

Sean Karyczak

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Interesting place to learn about NJ history. The planaterium was also very fun. Great place to spend an afternoon.

Justine Miller

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Very nice museum. It is really cool that it is free to get into. Nice dinosaur display.

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