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.



In the first part of 2019, we have partnered with local schools and service providers (Spectrum 360, WAE Center, ECLC of NJ and Horizon Elementary School) to host several art exhibitions. People with or without special needs were invited to come and appreciate the works of art and the artists who created them.

For the summer we have a special out-of-this-world adventure to share.

Photo courtesy of Bright Star Touring Theatre.

Jack’s Adventure in Space
Bright Star Touring Theatre
Thursday, August 1, 11:00AM* and 1:30PM
Early Access for Families with Disabilities at 9:30AM+

Follow Jack as he heads out into the solar system to meet all of the planets and finds out what makes each one so unique! Skate the rings of Saturn, shoot across the night sky with speedy Mercury, laugh with jovial jolly Jupiter!

When it comes to adventure and imagination, no one beats Jack! Come along with Jack in this out-of-this-world adventure through the solar system! Learn about the origins of the names of the planets Mercury to Neptune, and even the controversial Pluto. Students will also learn about the physical features of the various planets and discover fun facts about each planet’s special path around the sun in this fun STEM adventure!

For ages 3 to 9.

Get Tickets
Show * – Sensory Friendly Performance
1:30PM Show

+ Families attending Early Access can enjoy the Morris Museum and a hands-on space themed activity before the show. Call 973.971.3706 to make a reservation, and Mention “Accessibility” for $15 per person for Museum Admission, a craft activity, and sensory-friendly performance.

*Sensory-Friendly performances are theater experiences in which 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.  These performances are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Morris Museum Access-ABILITY project.