Thursday, August 11, 2011


Bring your children to the Morris Museum this summer for fun, creative and educational programs. For more information, please call 973.971.3718 or email

happy girls w clayOpen Art Workshop
WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Appropriate for all ages. Pre-registration is not required. Adults must accompany children.
COST: Members: $2/child | Non-members: $3/child
Join museum educators to create your own stuffed octopus with yarn. Drop in anytime to participate. Museum admission is included in the price of the workshop.

Jersey Rocks: A History of Rock & Roll in the Garden State
WHEN: Friday, August 19, at 10 AM
Free with museum admission. Pre-registration is not required. Adults must accompany children.
This program is for young children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. The museum will open early, exclusively for this program. Activities include a mini gallery tour and an art project. This month children will visit the acclaimed Jersey Rocks exhibition and learn about different kinds of music.

Super Science Saturdays 
WHEN: Noon – 2 PM
Museum members: Free | Non-members: $3/child plus museum admission.

Pre-registration is not required. Adults must accompany children.
Families are invited to drop in and participate in hands-on science workshops. Children are introduced to the scientific method as they conduct experiments and observe the results. Appropriate for ages 5+
  • August 20: The Heart Children will play games as they learn about the different parts of the heart.
  • August 27: Heartbeat Children will make a tool that can detect their pulse and calculate heartbeats per minute and then listen to the heart with a homemade stethoscope.

Sponsored by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

clip_image002About the Morris Museum
The Morris Museum explores and celebrates the arts, sciences and humanities through exhibitions, educational programs, performing arts and special events. Founded in 1913, the museum serves over 200,000 adults and children each year.  The Morris Museum is designated as a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) and has been awarded the NJSCA’s Citation of Excellence. These programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the New Jersey Cultural Trust; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the F.M. Kirby Foundation and private donations.

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