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New Jersey State Museum

205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
+1 609-292-6464
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Great museum with many displays! Great fossils.

This is a very nice museum with a lot of various displays. Of note are the paleontological displays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
Frustrating day trip

NJ is lacking in their communication skills!!! I took my son to the planetarium for something fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane O
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
+1 609-292-6464
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice museum with a lot of various displays. Of note are the paleontological displays including many fossil finds from New Jersey. Highly recommended!

Thank Geoeater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NJ is lacking in their communication skills!!! I took my son to the planetarium for something fun to do to get out of the house for a little bit. When I pulled up to the front of the museum, I was faced with parking meters...More

1  Thank Jane O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum with our 5-year-old son and were very impressed! We learnt quite a lot about NJ history, nature and art. The museum has several places designed for children where they can play, color pictures, read and learn. Our son liked the exhibit...More

Thank Serge M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Want something to do with younger children? (suggested 2-7) It was a rainy day and what do you do with a 21 month old???? Saw that the planetarium had shows every hour from 12-4 on the weekends and each show is different. We saw "Laser...More

1  Thank JLWPennington_NJUSA
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This museum has four floors to explore and there is much NJ history to learn. It focuses more on the middle swath of New Jersey and not so much for the north or coastal portions of the state. Very impressed the property was open on...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a wonderful time here. The suggested admission option is wonderful, I believe everyone should have the option to enjoy Art. It's a good size museum, 4 floors. We spent most of our time on the lower level and 2nd floor. Loved the acknowledgment...More

Thank sharonytweety
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I attended the "New Jersey Arts Annual - Special Edition" opening reception here, and the gallery more than lived up to the art, which was a wide-ranging exhibition at a very high level. This was on a Sunday afternoon, so we were...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Located just steps from the N.J. State and Library, the N.J. State Museum is a must stop for those with an intellectual curiosity. There is enough to learn to keep even the most accomplished learner interested. Open Tues-Sun from 9-4:45, the museum has a suggested...More

3  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We found a groupon for the NJ state museum so we decided to give it a whirl, as my 6 year old #nerdgirl loves museums and planetariums. While the museum doesn't have a huge amount of collections/exhibits they are all very interesting and give a...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 15 January 2017

To Whom it May Concern, I just had my son’s birthday party there on Saturday January 14th, 2017. Let me start off by saying, the party venue could really be an awesome space to hold a birthday party, or other event for that matter. In...More

3  Thank lee18pa
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4 March 2016|
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Response from djm006 | Reviewed this property |
during day it should be fine. or go to the hessian barracks. or drive 15 minutes to Washington crossing state park, particularly the Pa side.