Family Festivals

SPOOKY AND SPECTACULAR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 12:00–3:00PM

Come in costume (or not!) and enjoy:

  • Pumpkin Decorating with paint and bling (pumpkins provided)
  • A spooky scavenger hunt with prizes
  • Parade in the Entrance Pavilion and Costume Contest at 1:30PM
  • Guess the weight of the pumpkin and win a prize

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


LENAPE FAMILY DAY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 11:00AM–4:00PM

Long before New Jersey was known for its malls and highways, the state was inhabited by the Lenape Indians. John Kraft, the creator and director of Lenape Lifeways, will give presentations that focus on the culture of the Lenape Indians. Mr. Kraft uses authentic and recreated objects to teach about Lenape masks, clothing, musical instruments, and tools. Museum activities will also include:

  • Interactive storytelling of Native American legends
  • “Wampum” beading
  • Lenape inspired crafts
  • Native games

FREE FOR MEMBERS
NONMEMBERS: $7/CHILD, $10/ADULT


ROCK AND MINERAL WEEKEND KICKOFF
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 12:00–2:00PM

Start off Rock and Mineral Weekend by making geology inspired crafts. Presented by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society.

ROCK AND MINERAL WEEKEND
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 11:00AM–5:00PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1:00–5:00PM

Enjoy a rockin’ weekend at the Morris Museum. Visit the mineral, gem, and fossil displays throughout the Museum. Members of the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society will be on hand to identify your mystery rocks and minerals. Families will be able to examine fossils, learn about fluorescent minerals, listen to engaging presentations, and watch videos on various topics about geology and the Earth. Other activities include a mineral magic show. Everyone will get a free fossil or mineral specimen to take home! Presented by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society.

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION