New Jersey State Museum

Downtown Trenton

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In a Nutshell

Planetarium's dome with 6,000 stars shows presentations about space and astronauts; museum houses collections on state history and art

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Promotional value expires May 26, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must activate membership option by expiration date on your Groupon, expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Membership option valid only for residents of one household. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid on Super Science Saturday on 5/4/2013. Membership must be redeemed in the Gift Shop. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.

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$7 for a planetarium sky show and museum visit for two (up to a $14 value)

$12 for a planetarium sky show and museum visit for four (up to a $28 value) $22 for a one-year family membership package (a $60 value)

  • Members-only sales, special events, and trips; program registration discounts; and advance trip notice and registration
  • 10% off at the museum store
  • Complimentary museum admission for four

See the planetarium schedule.

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.

Customer Reviews

An enjoyable afternoon with my granddaughter and husband. This is one of Trenton's hidden treasures. The museum and planetarium were spotless. Plently of helpful people and security. I will visit again. A learning experience well worth its admission.:-)
Maria B. · August 30, 2013
This is a great place. Clean, well organized. A wonderful day trip with a preschooler...or older!
Nicholas L. · June 15, 2013
Plantetarium is cool. Don't go to the museum too close to closing time. A place definitely to return to on a rainy afternoon.
Charlotte S. · June 14, 2013
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    Downtown Trenton

    205 W State St

    Trenton, NJ 08625


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