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]

Upcoming Access-ABILITY Programs

Access-ABILITY Disability Forum
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00AM

Please join us in the Bickford Theatre to hear from two prominent advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families:

Paul Aronsohn
Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, State of New Jersey

Mercedes Witowsky
Executive Director, New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD)

This unique opportunity to listen and learn will feature presentations followed by an interactive question & answer session. Representatives from NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities will be available to provide additional information.

Advance registration is required.

This forum is sponsored by the New Jersey Regional Family Support Planning Council #1 in collaboration with the Morris Museum Access-ABILITY Program.

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

A Year with Frog and Toad. Photo courtesy of Centenary Stage Theatre.

The Year of Frog and Toad
Centenary Stage Touring Theatre
Friday, November 9, 11:00AM * and 1:30PM

Inspired by the stories written by Arnold Lobel about two unique friends, this uplifting musical will please children of all ages.  Frog is the effervescent and happy foil to Toad, a nervous and awkward character. Together they embark on many adventures and participate in many seasonal activities but always remain true to themselves and their friendship.


11:00AM show
1:30PM show

*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.  This performances is made possible through the Morris Museum Access-ABILITY project