The Planetarium offers both traditional sky and full-spectrum laser programs and features state-of-the-art Full Dome Video
What You'll Get
- One-Year Family Membership Package includes four single-use passes for a Planetarium show, $2 off each additional Planetarium show pass, 10% off at the museum gift shop, and invitations to all museum events.
- Transportation: Limited weekday parking is available in the State House Garage, and metered parking is available on West State Street. Free parking on weekends is available in the lot behind and adjacent to the Museum and Planetarium.
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The Fine Print
About 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 140-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.