NJ is located off the parking garage atrium on level
3 and is accessible via the pedestrian tunnel between
the State House and Annex. The site accommodates 150
patrons and features both hot and cold food selections
from a salad bar, grill, sandwich station and quick-serve
take-out area. The cafe is open Monday through Friday,
serving breakfast 7:30am to 10:30am, and lunch 11:30am
below the cafeteria, the State House Welcome Center
houses exhibits, public rest rooms, drinking fountains,
and information assistance.
in Jersey is a series of interactive exhibits
which includes multiple levels of learning so
that both children and adults can enjoy it.
The centerpiece is Making Laws -- Debate,
Negotiation and Compromise, where a ball
rolls on a track representing the path of legislation.
Treasures and Trivia uses touch-screen
monitors to quiz visitors on State trivia. Nearby, a
rotating mobile represents our Democracy
in Balance. For I Have a Voice, visitors
hear short debates on public policy issues and
cast votes. Large blocks representing portions
of the State House help visitors construct The
Building of Government.
large multipurpose room can be divided into two to
accommodate educational programming and public use
functions. The space is frequently used by school
groups for Make a Law! mock-legislative session
programs. The space is available to State agencies
for training and other business activities, and to
outside parties for certain types of functions.
The Welcome Center is generally open from 9:30am to
4:30pm. It is accessible from level 2 of the parking
garage atrium and at the grade of the State House
Public Use Program is coordinated by the Office of
Legislative Services, Office of Public Information,
on behalf of the State Capitol Joint Management Commission.
This program is designed to permit interested parties
to set up displays or conduct events within the Capitol
Complex free of charge during normal business hours.
The designated interior areas of the Capitol Complex
are available for occasional use by the public for
civic and educational purposes, and for cultural activities
sponsored by a State Agency.
designated areas are:
Garage Elevator Lobbies
Cafe NJ and the State Capitol Plaza may be
rented for use during off-hours.
information, and a complete copy of the rules and
application are available by contacting Dawn Temperino