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Address: 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone Number: (609) 292-6464
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9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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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From What I Saw, It's An Okay Museum

I did not visit the planetarium, just the museum and only the first and third levels. The third level has the New Jersey history artifacts, which is my prime interest. I was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Debra D
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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Now this is a very good place for children and adult wondering about the planets,outer space, stars pleasant visit.

Thank Joe U
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I did not visit the planetarium, just the museum and only the first and third levels. The third level has the New Jersey history artifacts, which is my prime interest. I was expecting a little more as far as New Jersey history but the artifacts on display are interesting to a degree and there is a 9/11 artifact. I enjoyed... More 

Thank Debra D
Trenton, NJ
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My now hubby and I were on a tight budget when we were planning our wedding so entertainment had to be affordable. I grew up visiting this museum and seeing the artifacts and dinosaurs just wowed me. My hubby is from Philly so I wanted to show him we have culture in Trenton also! He had a great time. The... More 

Thank CDiva
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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956 reviews
411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Admission to the museum itself is free. The shows are what costs a little money and run about 40 minutes (planetarium). There is enough to see, though that is very little when it comes to the planetarium. Overall a good place to spend a rainy day... especially on a Sunday when the street parking out front is also free.

Thank KCW25
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1,035 reviews
439 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Few know about this interesting museum, The staff is wonderful and their are many exhibits that Jerseyfiles will enjoy.

Thank Richard C
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I absolutely loved the museum. There was so much to see there. My favorite was the planetarium located downstairs. You have to check ahead of time for the planetarium schedule and show times. But absolutely amazing!

Thank Judy S
Adamstown, Maryland
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

With all the history around NJ I was expecting an impressive museum, but unexpectedly it was really sub par. We had visited the Hessian Barracks and Washington's crossing (both NJ and PA sides), so we were ready for a great museum. But it's hard to explain how bad it is overall. The highlights were the 9-11 exhibit, some of the... More 

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Avenel, New Jersey
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We had a GROUPON for $12 - this was for (4) entries to the planetarium and museum. The place is not gigantic, but for the kids (12 and 10) it was just enough. The show runs about 45 minutes and was very informative. Check out the Art on the 3rd floor, nice suprise.

Thank Mellybooby4eva
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice famly thing to do, inexpensive and educational. We enjoyed what was offered. Maybe a small place but it has interesting exhibits.

Thank Sharon D
Morris County, New Jersey
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81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

New Jersey State Museum is a large building, but with few exciting exhibits. If the is a special exhibit and you are in the area and you can park the car...you might take the time to stop in. It neither generates excitement in young or old.

Thank Sue S

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