Family Festivals

Family Festivals are FREE for members. Family Festival admission for non-members is $7/child and $10/adult.

SAVE with a Combo Ticket. Combo tickets include Family Festival admission and admission to one Children’s Theatre performance scheduled for the day of the Family Festival. Combo Tickets are $10/member and $15/non-member. To purchase a combo ticket in advance, call 973.971.3706.

Seuss Family Festival 2DR. SEUSS FAMILY FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016, 11:00AM–4:00PM

Celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Enjoy these Seuss-inspired activities for the whole family:

  • Mix up a batch of Oobleck
  • Enjoy readings of Dr. Seuss classics by the Cat in the Hat
  • Create items you might find in a Dr. Seuss book
  • Craft a pet from the new Dr. Seuss book “What Pet Would you Get?”
  • Take-in a performance of “Seussology” in the Theatre (additional fees apply)

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 11:00AM–4:00PM

Be part of the statewide celebration of maker and DIY culture, STEM and STEAM, and innovation in NJ. Enjoy the automata on display—both the Museum’s own Guinness collection, as well as those shared by the participants of the 1st annual AutomataCon. Participate in a directed craft session making your own automata!


Join the Morris Museum Astronomical Society for a day and evening of programs, activities and experiences that are truly “Out of this World.” Enjoy solar observations, a Pop- Up exhibit on meteorites, hands-on space crafts, “Touch the Music” exploration of brass instruments of the orchestra, and programs that range from “Let’s Live in Space” to “Night Sky Landscapes”.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 11:00AM-4:00PM

Travel back to pre-historic times to when dinosaurs roamed New Jersey.

  • Handle real fossils
  • Meet paleontology experts
  • Hunt for fossils you can keep in our dig pit
  • Construct a dinosaur skeleton
  • Make a moveable dinosaur
  • Play detective in the dinosaur mystery scavenger hunt
  • Take-in a performance of “Hadrosauraus Rocks” in our Theatre (additional fees apply)
  • Join Claudia Lemmerz for “Touch the Music” to explore drum instruments of the orchestra