Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Here are a raft of activities for families and kids sponsored by the Morris Museum in Morristown during the month of January. Science, art, tours: Select the ones you’re interested in and mark your calendars. Don’t forget to go:

The Morris Museum offers a variety of fun and enriching workshops for children and families in January and February. Stop by any time during the session to participate in these workshops. Pre-registration is not required unless noted. Adults must accompany children. For more information, please call 973.971.3718.

Open Art Workshops
Thursdays 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Appropriate for all ages

Join museum educators to create your own work of art. Drop-in anytime during the session to participate.

  • Jan. 6      Clay Gingerbread Men
  • Jan. 13    3D Snowman
  • Feb. 3     Chinese New Year Paper Lantern
  • Feb. 17    Snow Globe Scene

Super Science Saturdays
Saturday, Noon - 2:00 PM
$3/child plus museum admission
Appropriate for ages 5 and up

Families are invited to drop in and participate in hands-on science workshops. Children will be introduced to the scientific method as they conduct experiments and observe the results.
  • Jan. 8      Create your own working kaleidoscope
  • Jan. 15    Make your own glue
  • Jan. 29    Silly Slime
  • Feb. 26    Fingerprints
Tot Tours
The Third Friday of every month at 10:00 AM

Free with museum admission
This program is for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers.

Activities include a mini gallery tour and an art project.

  • Jan. 21 The Medical Illustrations of Frank H. Netter, MDChildren will learn about their bodies while investigating medical illustrations in the exhibition Frank H. Netter, MD Michelangelo of Medicine.
  • Feb. 18 Teapots
    Children will go on a scavenger hunt to learn about different kinds of teapots and then play a Victorian children’s game.
Heart Art Treasure Box
Saturday, January 29
10 AM – 12 PM
Free with museum admission
Appropriate for children ages 6 – 10

Decorate your own special heart-shaped treasure box. This keepsake will hold a child’s expressions of love and gratitude, which will be placed in the treasure box. Free expression and experimentation in a variety of media will be encouraged. The workshop will be led by Maria Lupo (MFA, MA-ATR, Registered Art Therapist), Healing Arts Coordinator for Atlantic Health. Please call 973.971.3720 to reserve your space.

Chocolate Family Festival
Saturday February 12
11 AM – 4 PM
Free with museum admission

Come to the Morris Museum for our third annual Chocolate Festival, and enjoy a day of chocolaty fun!

  • Chocolate tasting and samples
  • Chocolate making demonstrations
  • Decorate the Morris Museum’s chocolate mascot
  • Make a heart-shaped finger puppet
  • Chocolate for a healthy heart, with Atlantic Health professionals
  • Design your own conversation heart
  • Help paint the museum’s chocolate community art project
The Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM; and Sunday, 1-5 PM. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 PM. For more information, call 973.971.3700, or visit .