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New Jersey State Museum

205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-6464
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Trenton
Type: Art Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums
Description: This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Reviewer
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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The NJ State Museum is a classic tiny museum with a very large charter. They are supposed to bring everything there is to know about the Garden State into about 6 exhibit halls. So there are Native American exhibits wonderfully treated that you'll randomly discover while walking through the basement hallway. And there's a wide-ranging history exhibit with the permissively... More

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Fords, New Jersey
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
106 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

That is why they have to put out those signs. Its hard to tell from the street whether it is open or not. It looks abandon, and there is little else to go see in Trenton. What is inside is as desolate as will. I agree with Joyce G, and her "Lost City" evaluation.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I had family visiting from Florida, and we went to the museum. It had something for everyone! The kids loved the dinosaur fossils and the hands-on exhibits. The adults enjoyed the native history and relics as well as the antiques display. Great visit for the value!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Avoid Trenton, NJ at all cost. The city is one big waste dump. Nothing but gangs , not even a decent resturant in the whole city. I live outside of the city now, but was born and raised there. It is definetly not as it was back then. I never go into the city at all.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
65 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

When I visited this Museum i didnt think it had much to offer on the inside. From the outside it looks fairly big but once you're inside it seemed things were scattered about with an abundance of unused space. There seemed to be no real flow to the place. The shows and planetarium and such were for schools only which... More

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Edison, NJ
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a wonderful way to get your little ones started on the museum experience. The place is small so you can easily go through it in a few hours which I think is wonderful if you are taking young children for the first time. They won't be overwhelmed or bored and there is a wide variety of things inside.... More

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