The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

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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. Includes free take-home art activity for participants.

Glass Beadmaking

Friday, December 11, 2015
6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Sandy Lent
Artist, Orlando

Leaded-glass Lampshade Fabrication

Friday, April 8, 2016
6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Rosemarie Brown
Artist, Mount Dora

Family Tours

The Morse offers tours through selected galleries for the whole family. Learn about Louis Comfort Tiffany and American art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

December 11, 2015
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

April 8, 2016
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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. The Children’s Workshop Village at the festival 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:

Friday, March 18, 2016
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 am–4:00 pm

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 person 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 educator and includes a take-home art activity. The tour begins at 11:00 am.
Reservations required.

June 28, 2016

July 5, 2016

July 12, 2016

July 19, 2016

July 26, 2016

Friday Family Films

This 90-minute program includes a short film, a tour of selected galleries at the Morse, and an art project related to the Museum’s collection. The program begins at 10:00 am. Reservations required.

July 1, 2016

July 8, 2016

July 15, 2016

July 22, 2016

July 29, 2016


  • Parrots window
  • Parrots window, c. 1903
  • Leaded glass
  • J. & R. Lamb Studios, Tenafly, New Jersey, 1857–present
  • (GL-034-75)