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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 place to bring the kids.

This museum has a terrific natural history exhibit, a very strong collection of fine art and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Naxosnut
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Lawrenceville
Great state museum!

I went here on a field trip for 3rd graders. We toured the museum which for us was free and I think... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Lisa S
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This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
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205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
+1 609-292-6464
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a terrific natural history exhibit, a very strong collection of fine art and a terrific planetarium. Kids will love it and so will their parents.

Thank Naxosnut
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I went here on a field trip for 3rd graders. We toured the museum which for us was free and I think for everyone is free. We then took in a show at the planetarium. The students loved it! There were a few issues with...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We visited the planetarium first so we could watch the show at 11:00 featuring Sesame Street characters with our 3 yr old grandson. It was about 45 minutes, perfect for little ones, and it held his attention the entire time. Once the movie was over...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Good museum. Helpful staff. No cost to visit. There is a very moving exhibit of flags of WW1. Photos of Jersey residents, many of whom were foreign born who lost their lives in 1918. An exhibit of artists who experienced WWI. Also great exhibit of...More

Thank P F B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

How could anyone pass up and great museum right here in our own backyard. No need to head to NY or Philly for a nice day out.

Thank bradleyp194
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 4 August 2017

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

3  Thank Jane O
Reviewed 29 July 2017

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

Thank LAURIE S
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Betti92
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.
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