Birthday Parties

Celebrate at the Morris Museum!

Choose from a party package below. The Morris Museum provides a fun and safe party room. Parents/Sponsors provide the party refreshments and any special favors or decorations. (Please note: helium balloons are not allowed in the Museum.) Specially designed treat bags are available from the Museum Shop to enhance your party.

Book your party by calling Lauren Jarger at 973.971.3720, or email ljarger@morrismuseum.org.

TOT PARTIES Ages 3-4


Each toddler should be accompanied by one adult. If you are interested in a party theme for older children, call 973.971.3720 to inquire about modifying the package for toddlers.

DINO-MIGHT

Explore the Digging Dinosaurs gallery while handling and learning about the fossils give us about dinosaurs. Plus, make a dinosaur puppet to take home. Educator included. 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

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ART ADVENTURE

Toddlers will develop an awareness for art while looking at recognizable objects, shapes and colors. Then they’ll go to the classroom for an art-themed activity of your choice. Educator included. 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

DINO TALES & TURTLE TAILS

Part story-telling and part scavenger hunt. Toddlers listen to short stories in Museum galleries and search for animals and objects that pertain to what each story is about. Educator included. 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

Children walk through the Museum with a parent while searching for objects in each gallery that appear on their scavenger hunt clue sheet. Educator not included. 30 child maximum.
Members $6 person | Non-members $7 person

PARTY PACKAGES Ages 5-9


Ideal for children in grades K-5.

MUSEUM BROWSE

Explore the Museum’s hands-on galleries and then head back to your party room for food, cake and fun! Inquire about having a scavenger hunt or game included with your museum browse. Educator not included. 30 child maximum.
Members $6 person | Non-members $7 person

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PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

Children walk through the Museum with a parent while searching for objects in each gallery that appear on their scavenger hunt clue sheet. Educator not included. 30 child maximum.
Members $6 person | Non-members $7 person

PLAY TIME

The Morris Museum hosts special Children’s Theatre performances at the Bickford Theatre. Attending a playtime party is fun party entertainment and a good way to introduce children to live theatre performances. To inquire about upcoming children’s theatre shows at the Bickford Theatre, call 973-971-3720. Educator not included. Call for pricing. 30 child maximum.

A Museum Educator is provided with all party packages listed below:

EXPEDITION DINO

Hold a T. Rex tooth, Stegosaurus tail spike and Megaraptor claw, plus learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed New Jersey. Later on, pretend you’re a paleontologist and create a dinosaur footprint mold or cast to take home. 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

LIVING DOLLS

Watch moving dolls from the Museum’s world-renowned Murtogh D. Guinness Collection and design your very own clothespin doll or paper doll with changing outfits. For extra fun, have a doll tea party with your cake! 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

BUG PARTY

Learn about everything creepy and crawly! Handle real insect specimens while learning why we can’t live without bugs. Plus, create your own pet bug to take home. 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

GEMS AND JEWELS

All that glitters isn’t gold! Hold minerals, compare different rock colors and types, plus look at sparkly gems. Then design your own bracelet using semi-precious stone beads! 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

ROCKIN’ MINERALS

Learn about different types of rocks and minerals, try writing with graphite, hold a magnet to magnetite and find out about the “mystery rock”. Afterwards, create your own rock with “fossil” imprints to take home. 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

WILDlife!

Learn about and touch museum specimens including crocodiles, alligators, birds, turtles, bears and many more animals. We’ll then head over to the Museum’s specially-equipped classroom for an activity that’s truly wild! 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

ARTSY PARTY

Explore an art gallery of your choice and create your own masterpiece! 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

LEGO BIRTHDAY

For the Lego enthusiast, come explore The Brick Art of Nathan Sawaya and discover the incredible art that can be created by these simple toys. Once you’re feeling inspired, you will have a chance to build your own work of art in the classroom! Offered at select times. 20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

PLANETARIUM PARTY

Party under the stars while learning about what to find in the night sky. Then make your own star finder! Offered at select times.20 child maximum.
Members $9 person | Non-members $10 person

To learn more about our birthday packages, call 973-971-3720 or e-mail birthdays@morrismuseum.org