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Address: 205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
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+1 609-292-6464
09:00 - 16:45
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:45

This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.

This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.

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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... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Montville, New Jersey
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Belmar, New Jersey
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 for Women's History Month and for Black History Month. A lot of NJ artists, Toy... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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430 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 able to park on the street for free, right in front of the museum entrance:... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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618 reviews
473 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 847 helpful votes
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 admission fee of Adults ($5), Children 12 and Under (Free) as are members, teachers, veterans... More 

3 Thank duck8to
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116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 great amount of information about the history of NJ. We went on a Sunday and... More 

Thank Chris S
Titusville, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 addition, the gentleman assigned to my room to oversee the party, I wish I knew... More 

3 Thank lee18pa
Boonton township
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73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Summer was coming to an end and we wanted to spend a quality day sight seeing so we headed off to Trenton to see the state capitol and the NJ State Museum. A pond arrival we couldn't believe how much parking was available but no signs telling you if it was ok to park or where to park so after... More 

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US Expats
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145 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The museum has a good art exhibit but as far as we could see, did not have any connection to the State. There is also a toy exhibit, one of Big Things, a dinosaur exhibit, and more.

1 Thank USExpatsThe3Cs
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our two grandchildren today. They are 11 and 13 who enjoy any kind one learning. They loved this museum. They were fascinated over all the interesting displays. Their favorites were the Native American displays and the old toys that were made in New Jersey. They could not believe that some of the toys their dad... More 

2 Thank retiredfrwork
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a great place to stop at in Trenton especially if you want to get to know New Jersey history. Great for families or by yourself.

1 Thank katevigg
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on museum day live. Was late for planetarium show. However to see all the exhibits and fine arts collection it was amazing. Reading earlier reviews I thought it would be average but the museum was great. Archaeology , Paleontology , Art , history, planetarium ... Wow . Really good place for a days visit. Wished we had not missed... More 

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