Spring Family Fair at the Morgan

Morgan Library
Morgan Library
Sun May 5, 2024
11:00am to 3:00pm ET
Age: Ages 3-14
Price: Free
Morgan Library

Celebrate the Morgan Library's 100th anniversary and the reopening of the Morgan Garden with live music, spring exhibition tours, artmaking, scavenger hunts, and more.

Family Activities

Poetry Wall
Enter the Multi”verse” Write your own unique verses on the Morgan’s Poetry Wall inspired by poetry in the Morgan’s collection.

Morgan Scavenger Hunt
Seek out highlights of the Morgan’s campus inspired by the new picture book Morgan, by Deana Sobel Lederman.

Centennial Celebration Time Capsule
What is your favorite thing to do or see at the Morgan? What can we create together over the next 100 years? Share your message with the visitors and staff of 2124 by contributing to a time capsule.

Gilded Glamor
Get into character, literally, as J. Pierpont Morgan or the museum’s first director, Belle da Costa Greene, with a head-in-a-whole photo opportunity.

Up Close & Personal
Art meets science in this observational drawing activity. Look closely at feathers, flowers, rocks and more and sketch the intricacies that you observe in nature.

Music in the Garden
Enjoy live jazz by Alex Nguyen Trio as you stroll through the Morgan Garden.

11:30am-12pm: Family Storytime in the Library
Author and illustrator Deana Sobel Lederman reads and signs copies of her book, Morgan.

12pm-2pm: Senses of Spring Artmaking
Experiment with materials and explore themes of spring with an art activity inspired by current exhibitions at the Morgan.

1pm-1:30pm: Gallery Tour: Walton Ford: Birds and Beasts of the Studio
Discover Walton Ford’s working process and the role that historical, literary, cultural, and scientific research plays in his practice on a guided tour of Walton Ford: Birds and Beasts of the Studio.

2pm-3pm: Family Concert: Michael Hearst & The Unusual Creatures
Michael Hearst and his band perform Songs for Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, Curious Constructions, and Unconventional Vehicles, geared to curious families, extraordinary children, and their unusual friends.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.