Family Festivals

Astro DayAstro Day
Saturday, March 28
11:00AM-4:00PM
7:00-9:00PM (evening observation, weather permitting)

Earthlings! Join the Morris Museum Astronomical Society in our own little corner of the cosmos for a day and evening of other worldly fun. Experts from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society will be on hand to provide lectures, telescope training (bring your family’s telescope), solar observation, and night sky observing.

• Construct a UV bead keychain
• Design an alien spacecraft
• Make a postcard from outerspace
• Create chromatography atmosphere art
• Enjoy lectures on how to locate planets in the night sky (12:30pm), the search for life around other stars (1:30pm), and observing in the        Florida Keys (2:30pm)
• Participate in a Touch the Music program

FREE for Members / NON-MEMBERS: $7/CHILD, $10/ADULT



Dino DayDino Day
Saturday, April 18
11:00AM-4:00PM

Travel back in time to pre-historic days when dinosaurs wandered the wilds of New Jersey.

• Play feed the T-Rex
• Hunt for fossils in a dig pit
• Construct a dino skeleton
• Make your own fossil
• Enjoy a dinosaur-inspired scavenger hunt
• Create a Prehistoric Dino landscape
• Make your own dinosaur hat
• Participate in a Touch the Music program
• See a performance of Jim West’s Dinosaurs in our Theatre

FREE FOR MEMBERS / NON-MEMBERS: $7/CHILD, $10/ADULT
COMBO TICKET: INCLUDES FESTIVAL AND JIM WEST’S DINOSAURS! PERFORMANCE MEMBERS: $10/NON-MEMBERS: $15


Bollywood Family FestivalBeyond Bollywood Family Festival
Saturday, May 9
11:00AM–4:00PM

Centered on the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, the festival offers activities for everyone in the family.

• Watch demonstrations on draping saris and henna tattooing
• Participate in a spelling bee
• Learn about traditional crafts
• See an Indian Dance Performance and Interpretation with Ramya Ramnarayan
• Enjoy the Indian Magic Art Performance by Shreeyash Palshikar in our Theatre

FREE FOR MEMBERS / NON-MEMBERS: $7/CHILD, $10/ADULT
COMBO TICKET: INCLUDES FESTIVAL AND BOLLYWOOD MAGIC SHOW MEMBERS: $10/NON-MEMBERS: $15

Photo credit: Jennifer Hatler