Morris Museum!

Morris Museum!

This is the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ!

According to a random unreliable but perfectly plausible source, the collection of stuff started in 1913, expanded over the years, and eventually moved into the Frelinghuysen estate in 1964. The building, called “Twin Oaks,” was also (coincidentally) constructed in 1913; it’s (apparently) a Neo-Georgian building designed by McKim, Mead, and White, the same guys who designed the original Penn Station in New York (as well as Penn Station in Newark! et al).

The brick on the left is the original exterior of the Twin Oaks mansion, while the glass and pillars are (obviously) more modern.

It’s a neat little museum! Definitely good for older kids (maybe 8+). Not the most interactive and boredom-proof museum I’ve ever seen, but there’s a lot of cool stuff, and the kids I saw seemed to be enjoying themselves.

The dinosaur exhibit is one of the saddest ones I’ve ever seen, but their website indicates plans to revamp it someday.

The rock exhibit is equally outdated, but has some REALLY COOL rocks and simple “ah-ha!” one-line descriptions that the famed Hall of Gems and Minerals fails to provide (for me).

And then there is/was the temporary Frank Netter exhibit, which was why I went in the first place, and was pretty awesome. But that’s kind of a niche interest.

As for everything else, you’ll have to come and see it for yourself!


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