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New Jersey State Museum

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Address: 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone Number:
+1 609-292-6464
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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Family day out

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 6, 2017
Boonton township
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Titusville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 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 

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Boonton township
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 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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120 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 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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67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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115 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

What you would expect from a state government Museum. Especially liked the art museum and they actually had a Warhol. There is a planetarium attached and it was nice to end the visit with a show.

Thank scottofhawaii
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

One of the cities best gems...Plan a day downtown Trenton and take in all the history it has to offer

Thank Tangela W
Marlton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Took my family to this museum and was expecting more dynamic exhibits from this most dynamic of states. Decent trip and free but was simply expecting more.

Thank Jamie C
New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Planetarium show was worth it. Adults and children will enjoy. Plenty of parking and interesting exhibits.

Thank MountianLover

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