Morris Museum Offers Kid-Friendly Exhibits & Events to Brighten Winter Break

For kids, part of the excitement of the holiday season comes from that big old break from school that falls between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Finding fun and educational experiences can be the key to not only making great memories but also keeping families happy (and sane) during that downtime.
The Morris Museum offers a range of activities that start in mid-December and continue into 2018, bringing together learning, laughter, and lots of bubbles. Intrigued? Take a look at some of the upcoming exhibitions and events:
Season of Wonder

Mother Goose Alphabet Blocks, 1906 United States, Wood. Gift of Mrs. John Wardle. Permanent collection of the Morris Museum. Courtesy of Morris Museum

For kids, the holidays are all about toys. But no matter how old you are, chances are there’s a favorite doll, toy car or truck that stands out in your memory. Morris Museum presents a unique collection of toys from its permanent collection, allowing visitors to relive some of their fondest childhood  experiences. Take a little time to enjoy a moment of nostalgia and share your memories with younger generations.

The exhibit begins Thursday, Dec.14 at 5 p.m. and runs through March 4, 2018
Mega Model Trains

The Museum reopens its Mega Model Trains exhibit on Thursday, Dec, 14 at 5 p.m. Rail enthusiasts adore this intricate model train set that chugs its way across a 288-square-foot landscape that mimics a thriving city and quaint countryside scene.

The exhibit runs through March 4, 2018

Winter Vacation Celebration
Make a day of it as the museum presents a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. In addition to visiting the toy and train exhibits, kids can make a winter-themed craft and see a performance of No Elves! No Elves! in the Bickford Theatre, an intimate venue located inside the museum. Shows begin at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Members: $10
Non-members: $12
Note: There is a $2 service charge per ticket.

Combo Ticket: $15 (includes general Museum admission, plus admission to a children’s theatre performance)

No Elves! No Elves! Photo courtesy of Gemini Productions


Bubbleology: Photo courtesy of Keith Michael Johnson.

On Thursday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Bickford Theatre presents Bubbleology, a celebration of creativity, expression, invention, imagination and hard work. As seen on the Discovery Channel’s Time Warp, bubble-man Keith Michael Johnson explores the secret world of bubbles in a blend of bubble effects, comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic no kid (or adult) wants to miss. 

Mega Model Trains, courtesy of the Morris Museum.

For families looking to keep expenses low this holiday season, the museum is open late on the second and third Thursday of each month until 8 p.m  From 5 to 8 p.m. on those evenings, admission is pay what you wish.

For more information, visit Morris Museum’s website or call  (973) 971-3700.