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.

Accessability Art and Film Events

This spring, we are honored to host 2 events featuring the talents of our community partners living and thriving with disabilities. Please join us on these special Thursday evenings to enjoy the museum and attend the reception, light refreshments included. FREE.

Matheny School Art Exhibition
Opening Reception:  March 9, 6:00 – 8:00PM

Film Festival & Art Exhibition Hosted by Spectrum360
Meet the filmmakers and artists with autism and developmental disabilities
Wednesday, May 17
Art Exhibition and Reception: 6:00 – 7:00PM
Film Show: 7:00PM

Access-ABILITY is the Morris Museum’s pioneering series that showcases the talent of fine and performing artists with disabilities. People with or without special needs are invited to come and appreciate the works of art and the artists who created them. For more information please contact [email protected]

This project made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Image: Art by student at Matheny School. 

Saturday, April 22 Program Full
Saturday, May 20, 1:00PM

The BASF Kids’ Lab is a global program for children to raise their interest in chemistry through safe and engaging, hands-on experiments. A Kids’ Lab session includes educator-led instruction, interactive lab experiments with BASF products 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 chemistry theme. Space is limited; advanced registration is required. Every child will get  a BASF backpack to take home. If you have previously received a backpack, then please bring your apron and goggles with you.


FREE with Museum admission