Access-ABILITY Programs

Access-ABILITY is the Morris Museum’s pioneering program that welcomes all visitors and showcases the talents of members of our community living and thriving with disabilities.

The Morris Museum welcomes your school and adult program groups to experience our many unique offerings:

Art Exhibitions
Original artwork by artists with disabilities will be showcased at the Museum, in coordination with local school groups and adult programs. Artists, and their families and friends, are invited to an Opening Reception to celebrate their talents in painting, sculpture, photography, and design.

Early Access Hours
If you prefer to enjoy the experience before the hustle and bustle of the day’s activities begins, we welcome you, your families, and friends to visit the Museum on scheduled Early Access Days.

Touch Tours
Who said museum exhibitions are only meant to be “seen?” The Museum offers tours during which “touching” is not only allowed but encouraged.

Coffee House Evenings
The Museum welcomes poets, writers, musicians, singers, and dramatists to perform in the friendly atmosphere of a casual “coffee house.”

Adventures in Learning
Let us bring the Museum to you with one of our Outreach programs in the sciences, humanities, and fine arts.

Education programs tailored to your special needs are available.

For questions and more information, please contact:
Nancy Romain
[email protected]

The Morris Museum Access-ABILITY project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Art Exhibitions

Throughout the year, the Morris Museum provides inclusive programs to welcome and showcase the talents of children and adults in our community who live and thrive with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities.  This winter, we are honored to host three visual art exhibitions in coordination with local school groups and adult programs.

Art Exhibition for ECLC of NJ and Spectrum360
Thursday, January 16, 2020 – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Opening reception: January 16, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Art Exhibition for Center for Enhancing Abilities and Matheny Arts Access
Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020
Opening reception: February 20, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Art Exhibition for Matheny School
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Friday, March 13, 2020
Opening reception: March 12, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

All are invited to the Opening Receptions to meet the artists and celebrate their talents in painting, sculpture, photography, and design.
FREE.  Light refreshments are included.


Early Access Day
Saturday, March 7, 10:00AM

Families with disabilities are invited to get an early start on our Dr. Seuss Family Fun Day before we open to the general public.  Visit the Museum galleries.  Enjoy readings of Dr. Seuss classic books.  Make a hat like the Cat’s.

FREE with Museum Admission.




Seussology. Photo courtesy of Currier’s Magical Mania.

Sensory Friendly Theatre
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00AM

Following Early Access, join the Cat in the Hat for a sensory-friendly performance of the show Seussology at 11:00AM. For this performance, the environment and typical “rules of attendance” have been relaxed to accommodate individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and the families and professionals who support them.  Everyone is welcome!

This show is presented by Currier’s Magical Mania.

Morris Museum Members: $10
Non-Members: $15 (includes Museum Admission)

Get tickets or call the Box Office at 973.971.3706