While Spring Break is often a time to relax and enjoy a week with family and friends, it is also a great time to check out many attractions in New Jersey’s State Capital. A good place to start is The New Jersey State Museum, which will be offering the following programs on a special schedule on April 24th through the 26th (Tuesday – Friday).

10:30 am The Little Star That Could

Little Star, an average yellow star, is in search of planets of his own to protect & warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced to audiences with basic information about our Solar System. For younger audiences.

11:30 pm Stars!

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars!

1:30 pm Dark Universe

Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe celebrates a new age of cosmic discovery as well as its deepest mysteries. Dark Universe features spectacular scenes of recent spacecraft, such as the Galileo probe’s breathtaking plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere, the most accurate visualizations ever produced, such as a Milky Way galaxy spangled with exploding supernovas, and novel renderings of hotly discussed phenomena like dark matter. General audiences & older children.

Of course, as always, visitors can check out many of the other exciting exhibits the museum has to offer including Jersey Crocs Rule!, Objects Count, the Planetarium all offering a jam packed day of fun and excitement. For more information visit https://www.state.nj.us/state/museum/index.html.

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The New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 West State Street and is open
Tuesday – Sunday from 9 am to 4:45 pm. Parking is availabe

General Admission: $7 adult; $5 child (twelve & under) Groups of 15 or more: $5 per person. Camps welcome. For more information, call (609) 292-6464.