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New Jersey State Museum

205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
+1 609-292-6464
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Art Lover

This is a great museum with a wonderful collection of natural history items as well ad decorative... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Liz J
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Trenton history

I took my daughter here for some history of the city. A nice place to see local artist paintings... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Suun12
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Trenton, New Jersey
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This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
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+1 609-292-6464
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"state house"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum with a wonderful collection of natural history items as well ad decorative arts and paintings. Definitely worth a visit, with someting to interest everyone.

Thank Liz J
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I took my daughter here for some history of the city. A nice place to see local artist paintings. A visit to the plantarium is a nice touch. The place is not expensive at all.

Thank Suun12
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The museum is a great place to spend an afternoon just browsing through the floors and very different displays. They are very well displayed and representative of the many different places, people and animals that were here many eons ago and also the ones who...More

Thank William M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The art and the building complement each other here. Displays are were changing and evolving. We enjoyed the history of the Indians downstairs as well as awesome planetarium. Art on every floor, inside and outside. Interactive spaces for children.

Thank Joanna O
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This museum has a terrific natural history exhibit, a very strong collection of fine art and a terrific planetarium. Kids will love it and so will their parents.

Thank Naxosnut
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I went here on a field trip for 3rd graders. We toured the museum which for us was free and I think for everyone is free. We then took in a show at the planetarium. The students loved it! There were a few issues with...More

1  Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited the planetarium first so we could watch the show at 11:00 featuring Sesame Street characters with our 3 yr old grandson. It was about 45 minutes, perfect for little ones, and it held his attention the entire time. Once the movie was over...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Good museum. Helpful staff. No cost to visit. There is a very moving exhibit of flags of WW1. Photos of Jersey residents, many of whom were foreign born who lost their lives in 1918. An exhibit of artists who experienced WWI. Also great exhibit of...More

Thank P F B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

How could anyone pass up and great museum right here in our own backyard. No need to head to NY or Philly for a nice day out.

Thank bradleyp194
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a very nice museum with a lot of various displays. Of note are the paleontological displays including many fossil finds from New Jersey. Highly recommended!

Thank Geoeater
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Betti92
5 March 2016|
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Response from djm006 | Reviewed this property |
during day it should be fine. or go to the hessian barracks. or drive 15 minutes to Washington crossing state park, particularly the Pa side.
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