Special Programs for Families

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guinness-demonstrationDaily Live Demonstration:
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM
All Ages

Join us in the galleries for an historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments and automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. This custom designed, 4300 sq.ft. permanent exhibit features 150 superb examples of early mechanical musical entertainment. From precious smalls that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion.

Free with Museum admission.

Music Tuesdays
Tuesdays, June 27, July 11, August 8, August 15, and August 22, 1:00-2:30PM

The Morris Museum is offering a wonderful musical experience this summer for children of all ages. Join us for a hands-on exploration of different musical instruments through “Touch the Music” with Claudia Lemmerz.

  • 6/27:  Key percussion instruments
  • 7/11:  Drums from around the world
  • 8/8:  Plucked string instruments
  • 8/15:  Bowed string instruments
  • 8/22:  Brass instruments

Free with Museum admission. 


Science Wednesdays: BASF Kid’s Lab
Wednesday, June 21 (program full), July 12, and August 9, 1:00pm
Ages 6 – 12

The BASF Kid’s Lab is a global program for children to raise their interest in chemistry through safe and engaging, hands-on experiments. A Kid’s Lab session includes educator-led instruction, interactive lab experiments and takeaway items for each participant.

Designed for kids aged 6-12 and their caregivers, programs run 45-60 minutes in length and begin promptly at 1:00pm. Please plan to arrive by 12:45PM to check in. Each date will offer a different science theme. Have you taken a Kid’s Lab in the past? Bring your goggles and apron!

Free with Museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration is required.

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