Planetariums & Observatories (Central NJ & Surrounding Areas)


Twinkle, Twinkle little star…

On a clear evening, spend some time with the family outside looking at the stars together. It can be a fun activity to do after dinner. Now if you’re looking for a fun family outing, check out a planetarium or observatory. Here’s a list of them in Central NJ and surrounding areas.

New Jersey State Museum Planetarium 
205 W. State St. Trenton, NJ

Dreyfuss Planetarium
49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 596-6529

Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ

Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Ocean County College, 1 College Dr, Toms River, NJ
(732) 255-0343

John W. H. Simpson Observatory
355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ

Paul H. Robinson Observatory
Voorhees State Park, 251 County Road 513, High Bridge

Robert A. Schommer Observatory
136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ

Sperry Observatory
Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave. Cranford, NJ

William D. McDowell Observatory
Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ
(201) 460-8300


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