We Are Not Just For Kids. Although we can be a Parent's Rainy Day Solution.
Although we continually strive to provide school groups with fun, educational experiences, we are not a day care center and we are not only a children's museum. The Monmouth Museum is a Museum of Ideas, for visitors of all ages. There is always something new happening at this museum.
Our 2,300 square foot main exhibition space offers changing exhibitions in the fields of science, nature and cultural history as well as formal presentations of art in every media. From sculpture to watercolor, oil painting to photography, printmaking to video, you have a opportunity to see some really great work. Art work from local talent as well as state and national touring exhibitions is presented. Click on the Main Gallery icon at right for current exhibition calendar. Although many of our attractions presented in the Main Gallery are designed to appeal to adults, younger visitors may still find many items of interest.
Current calendar of events
Views and Exhibits in the Main Gallery
Nilson Gallery, Meeting Room & Patio
The newest addition to the Monmouth Museum is the Nilson Gallery and Tower. The second floor of the Tower houses our administrative offices. The 400 square foot Nilson Gallery offers beautiful exhibition space with large windowed views of the Brookdale campus and its adjoining stone patio is nestled in a lovely wooded scene. The Nilson Gallery can be rented for corporate or private meetings.
More about the Nilson Gallery & Meeting Room
Special Events - Enjoy events, bus trips, lectures, garden & house tours. Our festive holiday displays draw thousands of visitors. The whole family just loves our annual train display. Click on our calendar of events and be sure to get on our newsletter mailing list...just call or email. Take a look at the scrapbook link and see how we mix it up.
The Board of Trustees - The Board of Trustees governs the operation of this private, non-profit organization and a list of members can be found on the contact page.
Friends of the Monmouth Museum - The Friends of the Monmouth Museum provide the womanpower for organizing and carrying out successful annual fundraising events. To join this wonderful group call Mary Suzkowski at (732) 747-2266.
Volunteers - Another dedicated and talented group are the Volunteers who donate professional and clerical services toward the day-to-day operation of the Museum, saving the organization thousands of dollars each year. Please e-mail or call for further information on ways you can volunteer. And take a look at the scrapbook link and see all the fun the volunteers have.
Artists - The Emerging Artists Series is an ongoing program for artists in all mediums who are residents of NJ, who have never had a one-person show. The program includes consultation on marketing and promoting your work as well as web resources which are published here in our website. A call for entries is mailed out each year and a panel of jurors selects six artists.
Travel Trunks for Seniors - We have docent led programs for Seniors, download the brochure HERE . A list of available titles can be found here.
Support, Giving, Membership - The private, non-profit [501(C)3] Museum is supported by individuals, county, state, foundation and corporate grants, income from special events, membership dues and admissions. Make the Monmouth Museum part of your annual giving program. And remember that Monmouth Museum Memberships make great gifts for families and individuals.
Support the Monmouth Museum, download and print a Membership & Support form and mail it with your payment to: The Monmouth Museum, PO Box 359, Lincroft, NJ 07738.