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

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The Planetarium was pretty cool & educational from the kids. The museum as a whole had great exhibits, but some things were too "mature" for younger viewers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Edison, New Jersey
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Edison, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Planetarium was pretty cool & educational from the kids. The museum as a whole had great exhibits, but some things were too "mature" for younger viewers.

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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179 reviews 179 reviews
45 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is awesome, from the planetarium to the many, many display's you'll find loads of interesting and informative items to pass the time away

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This museum is worth seeing, I was apprehensive after reading some disappointing reviews, but I'm glad I took the chance. The natural history section was impressive and informative. So many fossils millions of years old found right here in NJ, insects beetles, birds, bison, there's a wide array to see. One of the huge skeletons is the most complete ever... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good guide. Great materials for the kids to take home. A real learning experience for them. Took a group from Urban Promise Trenton there as an outing from our free summer camp for Trenton kids.

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Howell, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the main attraction at the library. Shows for young children are very good and the kids seem to get excited!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The planetarium is obviously the larger draw here. They offer varying shows for various ages. The shows for the younger kids are engaging, interesting and age appropriate. It's awesome to see a 4 & 6 year old engaged and hear them talk about it after. The museum itself is very small, but the interactive parts and exhibits work for younger... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My trip through Trenton was for work, but I was able to slip out and find some attractions. I visited the State Museum, which was in a great location and all, but lacked a lot of displays, information, and interesting insights. I have visited many museums before, both big and small, and even accepting that it was small before going,... More 

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Clifton
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

nano installation is a tiny little area with about 5 tiny little displays no bigger than a large office cubicle. Please ignore anything that says nano!!!!!!!!!!!! The dinosaur area is closed which I wish was mentioned on web site since that was my plan b. The dinosaur experts were educational and informative. Also you must bring cash no credit cards... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Many natural history exhibits grace this modern structure, which includes a planetarium (admission fee). Galleries include modern art, classical items, and a host of historical relics from centuries past. The gift shop is small but full of stylish and practical gifts. I would consider it a must for sightseeing. You can see all the exhibits in about two hours or... More 

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to learn about NJ. New exhibits all the time. Everything's free except for a small fee for the planetarium. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Convenient parking next to the museum.

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