BACKGROUND: The Noyes Museum is a fine arts museum, founded in 1983 in Oceanville, Galloway Township, with special events and exhibits year-round. The building is comprised of four gallery wings and a central circulation area, which makes 9,000 square feet of paintings, sculptures and other collections.

INSIDER INFO: The permanent collection at the museum includes more than 1,000 pieces of American art, ranging from the 19th century to the present and focusing on folk arts and crafts. There is also a large collection of waterfowl decoys.

While there isn't much here for young kids, older children might enjoy a couple of hours enjoying the artwork.

WHERE: The museum is located on Lily Lake Road in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township, adjacent to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=%22NOYES+MUSEUM%22%2B%22OCEANVILLE,+NJ%22&sll=39.361627,-74.436643&sspn=0.008378,0.019205&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=%22NOYES+MUSEUM&hnear=Oceanville,+New+Jersey&ll=39.468104,-74.452071&spn=0.015902,0.038409&z=15&iwloc=A" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

HOURS AND COST: It is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $4 adults, $3 seniors and students. Call (609) 652-8848.