New Jersey

New Jersey State Museum

 
Take a field trip to the New Jersey State Museum and explore the museum’s exhibits in archaeology, history, art, and natural history. Explore on your own or sign up for one of the Museum’s workshops or tours. Reserve a seat for a Planetarium show or Thursday Theater live performance. Guided programs, workshops, and shows are available to groups of 15 or more; advance reservations and payment required, minimum two weeks before arrival.
 
Contact Info
Address: 205 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Mercer County.
Tel: 609-292-6464.
Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 9AM-4:45PM.
 
SCHOOL
Take a field trip to the New Jersey State Museum and explore exhibits that tell the story of New Jersey and beyond. Students can check out fossil preparation in the Paleo Lab, discover a timeline for the development of life on Earth, see works of art from the fine arts collection, explore the lives of native peoples and more. Available guided experiences include Digging Dinosaurs, Earthquakes, Lenape, and more.
 
Contact Info
Name: Jeffrey Arico.
Phone: 609-292-1382.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: weather, the solar system, geology, fossils, Lenape artistic traditions
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 15, max. 30.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hrs
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor & outdoor seating.
Cost: Free/Fee.
Accessible To: PD.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Geology, Astronomy, Archaeology, Indian Lore, and Art badges at the New Jersey State Museum. Scouts will take on the role of a young paleontologist while reconstructing a model dinosaur, excavating fossils, and more. Art activities include making Lenape crafts, and painting a story in the Fine Art Gallery.
 
Contact Info
Name: Jeffrey Arico.
Phone: 609-292-1382.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Art, Science.
Topics Covered: geology/paleontology, archaeology, astronomy, art
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades
Group Size: Min. 15, max. 30.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor & outdoor seating.
Cost: Free/Fee.
Accessible To: PD.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can explore science, art, and history at the New Jersey State Museum. The museum’s hands-on educational programs are a great supplement to homeschool curriculums focusing on earth science, outer space, archaeology, NJ history, and more. Homeschool groups can also reserve space in our Thursday Theater live performances or see a Planetarium show.
 
Contact Info
Name: Jeffrey Arico.
Phone: 609-292-1382.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: weather, the solar system, geology, fossils, Lenape artistic traditions
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 15, max. 30.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 – 4 hours
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor & outdoor seating.
Cost: Free/Fee.
Accessible To: PD.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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