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New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

#3 of 6 in Childrens Museums in New Jersey
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Science Museum
Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars. The largest planetarium in New Jersey, it seats 140 visitors in specially-designed reclining seats that transport an audience to any astronomical destination. Now featuring state-of-the-art Full Dome Video, visitors will feel the sensation of zooming through the Solar System and beyond. This cutting-edge digital technology immerses audiences within images covering the entire 360 degree inner dome. The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs, it is the only planetarium of its kind in New Jersey. Made possible by the New Jersey State Museum Foundation through the generous support of the Prudential Foundation.
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  • Great place, lots to do and see. Very friendly staff, well run operation! Try not to clash with school trips though, otherwise you may end up trying to fight children to play with the exhibits. But...  more »
  • I have been frequenting this museum from the time I was a child on school trips, with my mother, and continue to with my children even now who are young adults and solo. Always something amazing to....  more »
  • The musesm was nice and the children had a lot of fun. The only minor issue was the planetarium presentation we saw. I feel it would have been more educational for the children, (ages 3 to 8) if it was more about the Solar System and less about Ancient Mayan Gods.
  • This museum and Planetarium are pretty nice. It's ideal for younger museum goers or for a stop on your way to other adventures. I went with a friend and her 5 year old daughter and the museum held all of our interest for a couple of hours. A great mix of fine art, Paleontology, geology, and local native artifacts (anthropology).

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