|Address:||205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA|
|Working:||Closed 9AM–4:45PM 9AM–4:45PM 9AM–4:45PM 9AM–4:45PM 9AM–4:45PM 9AM–4:45PM|
Museum far exceeded expectations and my only real critique is that they should do a better job showing off all the amazing things their website - especially what they have for kids. We were reluctant to go because we were not certain it would have enough to hold young childrens interest. If I had known (ahead of time) all that was contained on floor 2 I would have spent more time there. On that note there were two amazing play spaces within the exhibits in the second floor (toy exhibit -the foam blue blocks and legos, natural history exhibit - tent, books, coloring, dress up, comfy seating areas, etc). There were also hands on interactive things in other parts too. The visual art galleries displayed a diverse assortment of artists (well known and local NJ). It was a great collection. The NJ history artifacts were also very interesting. The first floor has nice gathering spaces that overlook the Delaware River. The museum is true to its word of being a 4-in-1 museum. We did not check out the planetarium because it was nearing lunch time but I was told it was the largest in the state. Beyond this, the staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. We drove over an hour to get there and it was well worth the trip. Also, (not sure if this is the norm) there was no one there on the Sunday morning we visited. It was easy to secure parking right in front of the museum and it was so peaceful and low-key within the museum. Meant to also add - the museum is cash only by donation. We had little cash on hand and felt bad that we could not donate more to visit.
A Private User
The New Jersey State Museum spans eons of time and offers a galaxy of experiences from prehistory to space exploration, fossils to fine art, and Native American tools to traditional silver for citizens of every age to enjoy. The Museum, a division of the New Jersey Department of State, is the first state museum in the nation founded with the explicit mandate for education. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Free Admission Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, noon - 5pm Gift Shop on premises
The planetarium is all that made this worth drive from the Deptford area. I took my son, my Goddaughter and her son and nephew. Not a lot of fossils but some to make it interewring. Since Im closer to Philly the Natural Science museum there and the one in Delaware are much better options. If I lived within 15 minutes of this Id go but only for the planetarium show. Wont be back again its ok but not great
Had a great two hours with a toddler. Really family friendly. Didnt try the planetarium but there were plenty of interactive exhibits and the discovery zone is a perfect break for a rambunctious little one. Bravo to the think tank running the center, we are excited to see what plans are in store for level two and we will definitely be back soon!
As a free museum, you cant beat it. We were there too late in the day to visit the planetarium. We spent just about an hour there, but could have easily spent more time. There are 3 floors to the museum with something for everyone. There are interactive exhibits for children.
Wonderful experience and things inside that i never would have thought rhey had. They even have couch set from the Titanic! They have things from indians... so exciting. And they have a planetarium in the building. We made it an all day event
It was a nice museum but I wouldnt go out of my way to get there. I expected more of a higher quality of the antiquities. I felt it was sparse and lacking pizzazz. The staff was very nice.
Had a great time with my family, my 4 year old loved seeing the vintage toys and playing with the Legos. There was plenty to see and that staff was very friendly.
Small collection of mostly new jersey based art and artifacts. Only a five dollar donation and plenty of parking around the area. Great for a rainy weekend.
My company ran an event here in the auditorium, was a bit shabby but did the trick. If you run an event in there the lobby can get pretty crowded.
Eric Talaska - Environmentalist
Nowhere to park during weekdays extremely dangerous area very bad drivers extremely rough roads very poorly designed streets and bad signage
The Planetarium is very nice, for every age: I suggest it for any kid from kindergarten to 100 years :) The museum is quite beautiful.
I love it because its always fairly quiet. Great place to bring my son. Its a little small but for kids its a great place to go
Very beautiful and informative. Unfortunately we missed the planetarium show but you can still see it without a guide though.
Very nice museum for a day trip. Donations can be made but not required making it accessible to everyone. Nice exhibits.
Leon Crawford Sr
This Museum has a little bit of everything. Things for the very young. Things for Grandparents. The best gift shop in NJ.
Amazing history! Someone took time out to explain what fossils he was working on. Very informative and friendly!
New Jersey State Museum is a great destination to visit to have Super Science Saturday and other Great events.
Not so appealing and happening museum. Little but good collection for NJ history. Planetorium is okay.
It a. Place to take the family it not crowed and the planetarium shows are great for all ages...
the kids like it great place to go on a rainy day or just for short visits to cure cabin fever
Grandchildren loved the visit except they wanted to know where the big dinosaur went
Not bad. There were a few good exhibits, planetarium was the highlight though.
Fun place for kids. There is a planetarium and stuffed animals based museum.
Good for families with kids. Not too crowded. Well maintained.
Fun place for kids and its free. Taxes at work I guess.
Great place to take the kids on a cold rainy day!!!!
Well priced good museum. Fun and friendly workers.
Plenty of activities for kids and adults to enjoy!
Jason Van Lieu
Great place for a day trip trip with the family.
Sa Kem P
Lots of interesting information to learn and more
Very cool place. The best is their planetarium.
Small but nice. No charge, donation suggested.
Nice museum and three floors of things to see.
Really clean and all exhibits were in order.
Will return tomorrow...for the planetarium..
Fantastic, especially for a Free Museum.
Love it here ever since i was a child <3
A learning experience cant get enough
Lots of learning for kids of all age
Nice clean bathroom Nice environment
Very clean and alot of information
Very nice place during vacation..
Planetarium movie was awesome.
Its a nice place to visit
Nagabandi Kiran Kumar
Kids enjoined very much
Great place to visit.
Good family place
Good day people