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12 Online Learning Experiences to Try from Morris County NJ

During this time when most people are practicing social distancing, staying home has become the “new normal.” That doesn’t mean that you can’t find new and exciting things to do while you stay safe. Many stores, historic sites, museums, and more are now offering online learning experiences. In Morris County, these community institutions developed websites, videos, classes, and more that allow people to interact, learn, and stay connected. Here’s a list of the fun things you can do online. 

Historic Sites

Macculloch Hall

This Federal-style mansion usually offers in-person collections, exhibits, and cultural programs. It teaches the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd. You can now engage with a long list of interactive home activities that show off the art, architecture, and horticulture of this historic site. 

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

You and your family can take a virtual tour of the museum’s new permanent exhibit, Working the Land: Life, Family & Change in Early 1800s New Jersey. Not only can you view this special exhibit, but the museum has upcoming online events to look out for, too! As the state begins to reopen, socially distanced, in-person events, such as the architecture walking tour, are available.

Arts/Culture

The Growing Stage

Danny Campos and Lori Lawrence from the Growing Stage childrens theaterFounded in 1982, The Growing Stage offers unique arts education to children in the community, bringing professional theatre to children and their families. The theatre is now offering virtual shows and concerts online for children to enjoy. Classics, like Snow White, are a must-see for everyone in the family. 

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is one of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation. It serves approximately 75,000 adults and children annually and is New Jersey’s only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare. The theatre is now offering an online book club to engage interested people in the study of Shakespeare. If you want to spend your time at home learning about the most prolific playwright in history, this is a can’t-miss opportunity.

Morris Arts

This organization is dedicated to building community through the arts. During Covid-19, the organization is offering arts in education online learning experiences for Morris County residents. With this huge, curated collection of online resources, you can use interactive art tools and view in-depth video lessons, to engage in something fun and educational at home. 

MPAC

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) brings the Morris County community together to be inspired by the performing arts. MPAC brings the world’s greatest entertainers to the region. As a result, they are now offering virtual performances that include everything from live concerts to piano battles to poetry readings and more to enjoy from your home.

Recreation

Morris County Park Commission

For those interested in engaging a little more with nature, the Park Commission has put together an awesome list of online classes and special events! Topics covered range from horticulture for more advanced students to back-to-school potions classes for children on Halloween. Learn a little more about owls, apple cider making, and more with these interactive online experiences.  

Glassworks

Glassworks studio hands creating colored glass art

This glass-fusing studio located in bustling downtown Morristown usually offers in-person glass fusing lessons to the public. No past experience required. Since Covid-19, they began offering Zoom classes for those looking to learn this unique art at home.

Shopping

Amanti Vino

One of the most unique wine shops in all of New Jersey is now offering online Zoom classes. You can register for these classes on their website and learn more about your favorite styles of grapes from certified professionals. What’s more fun than taste testing from the comfort of your own home?

Chester Candle

For a more hands-on online experience try candle making. You can learn how to pour your own candles at home. Chester Candle will deliver a pouring kit to your house and you can follow and learn during the live stream on Facebook.

Services

Morristown/Morris Township Library

While going to the library might be tough if you are social distancing, there are still plenty of experiences for book lovers online. The Morristown/Morris Township library developed a YouTube channel that offers storytime readings for children, DIY crafts, and film and book talks. Your kids can also watch a live virtual storytime while you connect with your new online book club.

Morristown Medical Center

As health and wellness are top-of-mind during Covid-19, this medical center is offering a variety of online learning experiences that provide new opportunities to stay in shape and improve your health. These classes range in topics from Zumba fitness classes to breastfeeding tips and more!

Online Learning in Morris County, New Jersey

Due to Covid-19, we are social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still engage with our communities. With these online learning experiences from top-notch businesses in Morris County, there are endless possibilities! Learn more here about new events to look forward to in your neighborhood and how to support local businesses during this time.

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