“New Jersey State Museum inspires innovation and lifelong learning through collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. NJSM engages visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an exploration of New Jersey’s cultural and natural history presented within a global context, fosters state pride, and serves as a cultivator of tomorrow’s leaders. “

Staying true to their mission, NJSM is having a Small Explorer Series, where kids as young as six months old can explore different themes through stories, crafts, and play. The program is for children six months to five years old with their caregivers or parents.

The programs will take place every third Saturday of every month as following:

  • July Under the Sea
  • August Reptile Tales
  • September Art Exploration: Sculpture 
  • October Land of the Pines 
  • November Lenape Legends
  • December Solstice Lights 
  • January Toolmakers 
  • February Freedom Rings 
  • March Wonder Women 
  • April Feathered Friends 
  • May Dinosaurs! 
  • June How do our Gardens Grow? 

Sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., for 45 minutes. The program is FREE, but space is limited; advance registration is required.

Registration Forms can be emailed or faxed to Kerry.scott@sos.nj.gov, and can also be filled out in person at the museum.

For more information visit www.nj.gov/state/museum or contact Kerry Scott.