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New Jersey State Museum

205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625

The New Jersey State Museum is operated as part of the New Jersey Department of State. The museum's main collection of specimens, artifacts and objects date back to items collected in the early 19th century.

The Bureau of Archaeology/Ethnography collections encompass approximately 2,400,000 prehistoric and historic specimens acquired by nearly 100 years of excavation, as well as almost 4,000 ethnographic objects acquired as gifts to the Museum.

The Bureau of Cultural History collection includes over 13,000 artifacts documenting New Jersey's cultural, economic, military, political, and social history, as well as aspects of its decorative arts.

The State Museum has also collected over 12,000 works of art including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and photographs.

The Bureau of Natural History holds a diverse collection of about 250,000 specimens which have historic and cultural significance, in addition to their scientific value.

The Museum also includes a 140-seat planetarium and a 384-seat auditorium.

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