The Garden State is known for its incredible science museum, the Liberty Science Center located in Jersey City. But if you’re looking for a window into the cosmos that’s closer to home, take a visit to the New Jersey State Museum’s Planetarium, located in Mercer County.

Offering both traditional sky and full-spectrum laser programs, the planetarium features exciting, state-of the art shows like “Tales of the Mayan Skies,” which brings viewers into the world of Mayan cosmology and teaches about how Maya scholars developed their understanding of the universe. Another program is called “Heart of the Sun,” and teaches participants about the development of our cosmology from Neolithic Europe to Mesoamerica to the Egyptians and Greeks to telescopic technology today. A third program is CapCom Go!, all about the Apollo program and humankind’s landing on the moon.

Learn what’s coming up and plan your visit by visiting the museum online.

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