Join the NJ State Museum for International Archeology Day

Join the NJ State Museum for International Archeology Day

It’s almost International Archeology Day! Can you dig it?

If you and your family are interested in unearthing some fascinating finds, you will not want to miss the New Jersey State Museum’s upcoming celebration of International Archeology Day. This festive day of educational fun will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 10am to 3pm at the New Jersey State Museum’s campus, located right in Downtown Trenton at 205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. This informative afternoon features hands-on demonstrations, activities for all ages, and more.

When you first arrive at the museum, guests will be greeted with a welcome table featuring archeological information and giveaways. Please note that any giveaways are on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to swing by early before supplies run out. Afterwards, you and your family can enjoy a gallery talk at noon in the museum’s exhibition “History Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of a Capital City.” This exhibit highlights urban archeology, specifically those remains found right here in Trenton, illuminating the world of discoveries lurking right beneath every step.

Once you’ve had a chance to learn more about archeology, guests can turn this knowledge to action in the museum’s Imagination Station, where you’ll be able to enjoy a number of hands-on activities related to all things archeology. Finally, guests can kick back and enjoy a screening of “Raritan Landing: A Road to the Past”, a short film which will be shown in the museum’s A Much Moved People gallery, located in the NJSM’s lower level. No matter your age or archeological background, the whole family is certain to have a blast.

International Archeology Day, held annually on the third Saturday of October, is a worldwide celebration of the discoveries and contributions of archeologists throughout history. Archeology, the study of human history through the excavation of sites and the study of artifacts and other physical remains, has led to a number of fascinating discoveries regarding the nature of humans and what our species has witnessed as we’ve evolved over time. Whether you’re into the history of dinosaurs, the evolution of man, or the traces humanity has left behind in its history, there’s always something to discover in the archeological world. For more information on this year’s International Archeology Day, please check out the Archeological Institute of America’s website, linked here: AIA – Home.

This event is hosted by the New Jersey State Museum, a destination for learning and discovery in the Capital City. The NJSM attracts visitors from all over the Garden State for its hands-on, exciting exhibits. The NJSM features a number of fascinating exhibits spanning all areas of study, including art, history, science, and, of course, archeology! In addition to exhibits, the NJSM also offers a number of community events for guests of all ages, empowering visitors from all walks of life to get in on the fun. If you’d like to read more about the New Jersey State Museum and all they have to offer, please visit their website, available here: NJSM – Home.

If you have any questions before digging into the day, please contact the NJSM at or (609) 292-6464 for additional details. A day of discovery awaits you, so be sure to come by for some archeological amazement!

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