Choose From Three Options
$7 for a planetarium sky show and museum visit for two (up to $14 value)
$12 for a planetarium sky show and museum visit for four (up to a $28 value)
$25 for a one-year family membership package ($60 value)
Planetarium shows are offered to the public on weekends only during the school year. See the planetarium schedule. Friend Memberships must be redeemed in the Friends of the State Museum Gift Shop on the Museum’s 2nd floor, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Groupon is not valid for Friend's membership renewals, Planetarium special events, or on Super Science Saturday.
New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium
The New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium grants residents and visitors a lifelong education in science, history, and the arts through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and scholarship. Founded in 1895 and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the complex holds more than 2.6 million artifacts, specimens, and works of art in its collections. These pieces pique viewer curiosity in themed exhibits, exploring art periods, relationships between Native Americans and European settlers, natural history, and other topics.
The Archaeology & Ethnography Collection highlights textiles, beads, and hide works from Delaware Indians and other North American–natives. The Fine Art Collection assembles works by American modernists and abstract artists. Massive Trenton-made furnishings, Civil War–flags, and maritime artifacts are among the fascinating objects in the Cultural History exhibits, and the Natural History Collection houses prehistoric fossils—many from New Jersey—and insect, animal, and geological specimens. The museum is also home to the 150-seat Planetarium, which dazzles eyes with images of the solar system, faraway stars, and astronaut training during shows. Audiences witness traditional sky projections and laser-created programs comprised of 6,000 stars on the ceiling of the full 360-degree dome.