Museums in NJ

NJ Museums

Museums in New Jersey

There are many Museums in New Jersey.  Going to a museum is the perfect thing to do on a rainy day.  However, you do not need the excuse of rain to go visit a museum.  It is truly a fun day trip to take with family and/or friends.  You can take your  kids to a hands-on learning museum or you can go with your friends to learn about the the Natural History of New Jersey.   Whatever place you choose we are sure it will be a fun learning experience.


childrens museum Jersey Shore Children’s Museum

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ Visit this hands on learning experience dedicated to children of all ages. This museum focuses on science, technology, history and culture. Its enjoyable for all who attends. This is a great learning exprience through interactive play.   Read More

burlington county prison Burlington County Prison Museum

MT. HOLLY, NJ – This is a National historic landmark prison rumored to be haunted, featuring exhibits & special events. If your looking to check out a cool piece of history or go on a Ghost Hunt ,well this Prison is worth it. Dozens of paranormal and ghost research teams from across the country are drawn to the museum to investigate activity and many other inexplicable events.

gardenstatediscovery Garden State Discovery Museum

CHERRY HILL, NJ – This museum is a hands-on learning museurm for children ages infant through 10 years old! This is a great attraction for a family day trip or even birthday parties. Every child likes to explore science, get down and dirty making arts and crafts, be the hero of their own story, or bear the honor of wearing the chef’s coat for a day. Its such a fun museum with over 20 exhibits.   Read More

newark museum Newark Museum

NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Museum is New Jersey’s largest museum. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Church, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Tony Smith and Frank Stella.

liberty science center Liberty Science Center

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A great day trip to experience this attraction with the family or even class trips. A learning experience had by all. So many exhibits to participate and see such as discovering the ingenious ways humans communicate, from totem poles to body language to sound waves. Visit live animals and discover their tricks for catching food without becoming dinner themselves. Honey bees are vitally important to our ecosystem. This new permanent exhibit gives a close-up view of a beehive so visitors can learn more about these essential creatures. Kids and grown-ups can conduct hands-on science experiments, and learn together. Reserve a spot in the lab and join the fun!   Read More

Old Barracks Old Barracks

TRENTON, NJ – The Old Barracks Museum has a unique history dating back to 1758. From military quarters to widow’s home, from brothel to museum, this building has a fascinating history. If you are interested in class trips, this is the place to go. They welcome over 12,000 school children a year, from every county in the State who “Meet the Past” and learn about 18th century life in New Jersey. The Old Barracks Museum welcomes visitors from across the state as well as around the world. The building has been a museum for over a century, and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey.

NJ State Museum NJ State Museum

TRENTON, NJ – Come visit the NJ State Museum and see four museums in one. Archaeology & Ethnography, Fine Art, Cultural History, Natural History and also visit the Planetarium which is the largest planetarium in the State of New Jersey. It seats 150 visitors in specially-designed reclining seats that transport an audience to any astronomical destination. There are tons of exhibits and programs to experience. The New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 West State Street in Trenton within walking distance of the State House. It is situated overlooking the Delaware River midway between New York and Philadelphia. It costs $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free.

The Stone Museum The Stone Museum

JAMESBURG, NJ – While visiting The Stone Museumv visitors can experience free hands on learning with the interactive mineral and fossil displays. A museum of minerals and fossils with a host of indoor and outdoor displays that are “hands on”, enabling visitors of all ages to actually touch specimens from 80 countries. One of the most popular exhibits is the Fluorescent Room, where visitors witness a display of hundreds of rocks (most from the Garden State) that glow in a vibrant array of colors.

whippany railway Whippany Railway Museum

WHIPPANY, NJ – Catch this amazing train ride designed for children! Great interactive train museum! You and your family can enjoy many trips and excursions. All rides depart from and return to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, New Jersey. Open from April thru October, Noon – 4:00 pm. The Whippany Railway Museum is open to the public on Sundays only. During their special events, the Museum is open from 12 Noon – 4:00 PM. On these special days, the train generally operates at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm.

Insectropolis Museum Insectropolis

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Insectropolis is an insect learning center that features an educational touch screen, computer games, hands-on exhibits, and hundreds of live insects and other arthropods, dried insect specimans, and a bug store. This bug museum is a fun and unique insect learning center that amazes visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do. Creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures. View thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world. Play bug games on our touch-screen computers. Pretend you are a termite as you crawl through our mud tube. Watch ants forage for food and build tunnels in our live ant nest. Safely get up close to our observation hive and see our busy bees. Or spy on our many other live insects.   Read More


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