• Overview

    Explore our world-class collections in science, history and art and discover New Jersey within a global perspective. With holdings of more than two million objects, artifacts and specimens, the Museum broadly covers the fields of natural history, archaeology, ethnography, cultural history and fine art, and provides a variety of options for lifelong learning. Take a tour, participate in hands-on activities, enjoy a lecture, see a Planetarium program, interact with scientists working on real fossils, or just browse the galleries. Special programs and activities for young museum-goers. Free parking available on weekends in lots adjacent to the Museum.

    For more information about changing exhibits and events, please visit the website.

     
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
    Activities
    • Self-guided tours
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • Mill Hill Saloon
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      • Trenton Social
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      • De Lorenzo's Pizza
        4.9 MI
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      • De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies
        8.0 MI
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      • UMMM Ice Cream Parlor
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        609-387-9786
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      • Live Music
        12.0 MI
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      • Tre Piani
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      • Salt Creek Grille
        12.5 MI
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    •  Lodging

      • SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Ewing/Princeton South
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        609-530-0900
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      • Element by Westin Ewing Princeton
        4.9 MI
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      • Courtyard by Marriott, Ewing/Princeton
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        609-771-8100
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      • Motel 6 Lawrenceville
        5.2 MI
        609-896-1100
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      • Hilton Garden Inn, Princeton/Lawrenceville
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      • MHO Hotel Bordentown
        6.3 MI
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      • Home2 Suites by Hilton Bordentown
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      • Holiday Inn Express Bordentown- Trenton
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    •  Activities

      • Planetarium at New Jersey State Museum
        0.0 MI
        609-292-6464
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      • New Jersey State Council on the Arts
        0.1 MI
        609-292-6130
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      • New Jersey State House
        0.2 MI
        (609) 292-5217
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      • New Jersey World War II Memorial
        0.2 MI
        609-530-4600
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      • Crossroads of the American Revolution
        0.3 MI
        609-633-2060
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      • Old Barracks Museum
        0.3 MI
        609-396-1776
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      • Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
        0.3 MI
        609-984-8484
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      • New Jersey Historical Commission African American History Program
        0.3 MI
        609-292-6062
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    •  Events

      • Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Wreck The Halls 2023
        Dec. 9-10, 2023
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        609-635-6736
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      • 9th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve
        Oct. 11-15, 2023
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        610-291-9101
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      • Roald Dahl’s MATILDA The Musical
        Oct. 2-15, 2023
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        609-570-3333
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      • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
        Oct. 7, 2023
        6.8 MI
        609-570-3333
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      • 3rd Annual Wheels for Meals
        Oct. 15, 2023
        6.8 MI
        609-987-8100
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      • ROEBLING – The Story of The Brooklyn Bridge
        Oct. 20-29, 2023
        6.8 MI
        609-570-3333
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      • Touch a Truck
        Oct. 21, 2023
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        609-499-7200
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      • Hopewell Community Oktoberfest
        Oct. 14, 2023
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        609-529-1686
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      •   Activities

        Planetarium at New Jersey State Museum
        0.0 MI
        609-292-6464
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      •   Activities

        New Jersey State Council on the Arts
        0.1 MI
        609-292-6130
        View >
      •   Activities

        New Jersey World War II Memorial
        0.2 MI
        609-530-4600
        View >
      •   Activities

        New Jersey State House
        0.2 MI
        (609) 292-5217
        View >
      •   Activities

        New Jersey Historical Commission African American History Program
        0.3 MI
        609-292-6062
        View >
      •   Activities

        Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
        0.3 MI
        609-984-8484
        View >
      •   Activities

        Old Barracks Museum
        0.3 MI
        609-396-1776
        View >
      •   Activities

        Crossroads of the American Revolution
        0.3 MI
        609-633-2060
        View >
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