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“A great Educational Family Day”
Review of Morris Museum

Morris Museum
Ranked #7 of 29 things to do in Morristown
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

The Morris Museum provides a wonderful and warm place to take the family for the day. The doll houses, trains and egghibit were marvelous. The music boxes provided an interactive part and the Lego exhibit was fantastic ! The pottery by Albert Green is always on exhibit and well worth seeing.We were so impressed that we joined the museum and plan to spend more time there with our grandchildren My husband and I attended a show in the theater a few weeks ago. What a wonderful museum !

2  Thank grandmamarlene5
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The permanent exhibit of music boxes and mechanical toys is outstanding. There is a great train set and doll houses in another room, and there was a temporary exhibit of sculpture made of Legos that was very impressive. All in all we were very favorably impressed. The Museum also has a theater where plays are shown.

2  Thank NolaAK
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

My motivation for visiting the museum now was a Lego exhibit which I had heard was very good and will be closing soon. Don't think of Lego buildings--this exhibit is pure art, very imaginative and well executed.

I'd been wanting to visit this museum for quite some time to see the exhibit/demonstration of mechanical musical instruments and automatons. I was very happy to finally see it this past his weekend. When you enter the museum, find out when the demonstration will be held and be sure to be there. The curator who conducted the demonstration was informative and it was far more interesting to see the demonstration than simply seeing the items.

There were several other temporary exhibits. The Saturday we visited the museum was busier than I expected and the parking was crowded, partly due to a puppet show in the Bickman Theater in the same building as the museum.

2  Thank seek-scenic
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We went over Christmas break and had a very entertaining time there. At that time, they had a Lego exhibit. The Mount Rushmore Lego Sculpture was fantastic. The next room was the beard and mustache exhibit and learned a lot about the care and devotion it takes these men to grow their facial hair. My son also enjoyed the interactive train display. You can push the buttons and control the lights and sounds of the village. My wife liked the dollhouse displays and there was one of the Linderhof Palace from Germany too. Such great detail in this model. They also had rocks and minerals on display as well as dinosaur section too. We all had a great time there and will most definitely be returning.

2  Thank AMSZEG
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

While the Morris Museum isn't enormous in size, it is extensive in diversity. We went during Christmas break and happened to be there for a Family Festival they had going. There were many events set up throughout the museum for kids to take part in various activities - make a bead ornament, play with mind bender games, stamp art, and more. It was a very nice event that they were running and something I will look out for next year.

This was our second year during Christmas break and returned for the model train display. The display was even more elaborate this year. It is a display for short term duration December through January, and is worth the trip if you have a kid (or adult) who loves model trains. We are already looking forward to going back for that next year.

Additionally, it was the second year of an incredible Lego art exhibit. The talent of the artist is fun to look at for all ages. I hope that there will be a third year of that as well.

We noticed that the museum also offers a decent amount of programs throughout the year for adults and kids, which we will be looking into for the future.

The museum is small if you are used to NYC museums but the collection is diverse. The mineral/rock area was entertaining for kids and interesting to go through with a collection from all over the world. There are even animals, such as a very large bear. There is a dinosaur exhibit upstairs that is worth checking out. They run various programs for kids in the lower level (on the day we were there it had crafts for the winter festival).

It is worth a trip and maybe you can team it up with a program in the theater if time works out; there was a family yo-yo program while we were there but were unable to attend it.

2  Thank 22TravelingMama
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