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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Moonwalk at 50! Save the Date
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Be part of the festivities to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 astronauts setting foot on the moon. Activities include a children’s craft, science, a celebratory ‘moonwalk’, and a special screening of the recent hit documentary, Apollo 11.
July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Join us for a hands-on exploration of different musical instruments through Touch the Music with Claudia Lemmerz.
Children of all ages welcome. Drop in starting at 1:00PM. Program concludes at 2:30PM.
Non-Members: $10 Adult $7 Child (includes Museum admission)
- Jul 12 Bowed String Instruments
- Jul 19 Plucked String Instruments
- Jul 26 Brass Instruments
- Aug 2 Key Percussion
- Aug 9 Hand Drums from around the world
Science Wednesdays: BASF’s Kids’ Lab
Wednesdays, July 24, July 31, August 21, August 28, 1:00PM
BASF’s Kids’ Lab is a global program to spark children’s interest in chemistry through safe and engaging, hands-on experiments. A Kids’ lab session includes educator-led instruction, interactive lab experiments and takeaway for each participant.
Designed for kids aged 6-12 and their caregivers, programs run 45-60 minutes in length and begin promptly at 1:00PM. Please plan to arrive by 12:45PM to check in.
Each date will offer a different science theme. If you have attended a Kids’ Lab before. please consider bringing your safety glasses and apron with you!
For further information, contact [email protected]
FREE for Museum Members*
$10 adult; $7 child for Non-members
Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Sale
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Shop with top mineral, gem and fossil dealers. Thousands of specimens, books, jewelry, and more (including overstock from the Morris Museum collection) will be offered for sale.
Admission: $5 for all (Includes Museum Admission)
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM
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.