The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

Family Programs

The Morse invites families to experience its collection through a number of free events, tours, and other activities. Several of the programs are offered on Friday evenings. From November through April, the Museum has extended Friday hours and provides free admission from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. More programs are available to families during the summer.


Art Demonstrations

The Morse schedules art demonstrations to further understanding of the techniques and processes used to create objects in the Museum's collection. They take place in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion just behind the Museum. At each demonstration, children receive a free take-home activity.

Family Tours

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Children's Workshop

The Morse joins other museums in providing fun art activities for children at the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The festival takes place the third weekend in March in downtown Winter Park with activities for families at the Children’s Workshop Village. The Children’s Workshop Village is located at the north end of the park, adjacent to Morse Boulevard and west of the railroad tracks. The Morse workshop will be open on the following dates:

Summer Family Programs

The Museum’s summer family programs are organized exclusively for elementary-school-aged children and their parents or guardians. The number of participants is limited, and reservations are required. A $5 refundable deposit per child is required when securing a reservation for either program. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call the Education Department at (407) 645-5311, extension 136. We cannot accept e-mail reservations.

Tuesday Family Tours

Bring your family to the Morse and explore the late 19th- and early 20th-century American art in our galleries. Each 40-minute tour is led by a Museum docent and includes a take-home art activity. The tour begins at 11 am.

June 30, 2015

July 7, 2015

July 14, 2015

July 21, 2015

July 28, 2015

Friday Family Films

This 90-minute program includes a short film, a tour of one or more of the galleries at the Morse, and an art project related to the Museum’s collection. The program begins at 10 am.

July 3, 2015

July 10, 2015

July 17, 2015

July 24, 2015

July 31, 2015


  • Window
  • Window, c. 1898
  • Living room, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57
    Exhibited: Grafton Galleries, London, 1899
    Figure with gourds
  • Leaded glass
  • Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900
  • (U-070)