Special Programs for Families

Enjoy a variety of special programs and events, all designed for families, covering science, music, art and more!

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Pen to Paper exhibition Related Program
Writing Lab
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 2:00P

Experience writing with a variety of tools, from the quill pen to the metal dipping pen and more modern day writing instruments.  Learn about their differences and how pen technology has changed, as you travel back in time on a historical writing adventure! A great event for both children and their families. This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts.

Learn more about the Pen to Paper exhibition.

Advance registration is required:  973.971.3706

Museum Members:  $8 Non-Members:  $10 Non-Members Combo ticket: $13 (includes Museum Admission)

Build an Automaton! Children’s Workshop
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:30PM – 2:00PM

Join the Guinness Collection staff at a maker’s workshop where each child will receive one automaton kit to assemble, decorate, and then bring home.

For children ages 5 and up.

Workshop Fee:
Children: $15
Parent: FREE but must be present.

Advance registration required:

Demonstration area of the Guinness Collection at the Morris Museum.

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

Join us in the galleries for a 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.