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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Vacation Day Workshops

Enjoy two days of celebration at the Morris Museum! Visit our exhibitions from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. On each workshop day, there are drop-in activities between 12:00 – 2:00PM.

Exhibitions On View:

    • Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum


    • Community Helpers: Firefighters:  On January 21, hear from firefighter, Richard Briant of the Randolph Fire Department.  He will speak to Morris Museum Members at 10:00AM. He will be in the gallery to answer questions till 12:00PM.


    • Mega Model Trains


    • Sound Garden: Installations by John Morton and Jacqueline Shatz


  • Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata

Peace craft created by Museum educator, Allison Ryan.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2019
12:00PM – 2:00PM

Celebrate the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by making a peace craft.

See the video of Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech running continuously throughout the day.




Presidents’ Day
Monday, February 18, 2019
12:00PM – 2:00PM

Join Claudia Lemmerz from Touch the Music as she presents a patriotic program with musical instruments.


Both days are FREE for Members and FREE with Museum admission for Non-Members.


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.