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South Jersey Art Museums

 Exploring the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts


= offers a family guide sheet or other self-guided tour activity for kids
  = audio tours for kids available


Grounds for Sculpture

Hamilton, NJ   Map it >>
What You’ll See: Contemporary art in a museum and 200+ works in an outdoor sculpture park
Don’t Miss: Seat of Sound by Daniel Goode and Robert Cooke, a permanent collaborative sculpture with iron, brass, aluminum and wood components arranged into a system of gongs that kids can play as a musical instrument. Through April 10, kids can handle materials used to make the sculptures in the exhibit Noble Steeds: Deborah Butterfield.
Just for Kids: At a drop-in afternoon workshop on Sat., March 5, families can make paint from natural elements. Also on March 5 (and March 19), preschoolers and caregivers can enjoy stories and hands-on art activities during Tots on Tour! programs.

$8-$12 admission. Closed Mondays. 609-586-0616, www.groundsforsculpture.org

Noyes Museum of Art

Oceanville, NJ   Map it >>
What You’ll See: 19th to 21st century fine and folk art, with an emphasis on New Jersey and regional art
Don’t Miss: The Young at Art Gallery, which displays works created by kids in the community and in schools
Just for Kids: Make hand puppets on Sat., March 5 and recycled paper projects on Sat., April 16 during Creative Sparks workshops for kids ages 6-12.

$3-$4 admission, ages 6 & younger free. Closed Mondays. 609-652-8848, www.noyesmuseum.org

WheatonArts and Cultural Center

Millville, NJ   Map it >>
What You’ll See: More than 7,000 objects in the Museum of American Glass
Don’t Miss: The world’s largest glass bottle (it’s more than 7 ft. tall and holds 188 gallons!) and the “What Is It?” collection of strange items made from glass, such as an iron, a bird feeder and shovels
When To Visit: Guided tours depart at 2:30pm
Before You Leave: Browse and shop for handmade gifts, homemade treats and classic toys in the Museum Stores.

Through March, admission is free and WheatonArts is open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Starting in April, open daily except Mondays. Always free to shop and stroll, $7-$10 regular museum admission, ages 5 & younger free. 800-998-4552, www.wheatonarts.org

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