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New Jersey State Museum

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Address: 205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
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
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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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Average museum

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jamie C
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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank Tangela W
Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Jamie C
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

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Thank MountianLover
Lakeland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Being great fans of visiting museums, we visit a lot. This was definitely the weakest one we have ever been to! Not much content in this museum. What was there, was displayed in such a boring and sterile manner as to be very unattractive. Good thing we got in for free. I would not spend money to visit this museum.... More 

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Thank Janet S
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We took our grandchildren ages two and five. They loved it. They enjoyed the play area with a puppet stage. They also enjoyed the explanation of the preparing the fossils.

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Thank cboersig
Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I decided to visit the museum on Sunday to beat the heat. Since it was a Sunday afternoon street parking was free. The general admission to the museum is normall $5.00 per person but on this day they didn't charge which I thought was very nice. We took in the exhibits on the native people of NJ... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Ewing, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

From the planetarium to the natural history exhibit, it is full of surprises! There is something for everyone in the family to love!

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Thank Muriel M
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Nice, clean, free parking, beautiful building. We went for the planetarium but stayed to look around the museum too. The planetarium was very nice for the kids, adults liked it too. Go to the right show for the age group you have with you. Museum was a little limited but still things to show and discuss with children. Nice activity... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

There was a good array of exhibits, Some interactive, some about nature, history, different methods of artwork. IMAX theater show was good too.. It obviously doesn't compare to the MoMa or museums of similar caliber, but it is worth a visit and it is great for kids.

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Thank Ekrause65
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

smaller museum with some cool exhibits. I would recommend if your are in the area and are a history buff or just need to kill some time

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