The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art

Family Programs

The family programs at the Morse are free to participants. Many of the programs are offered on Friday evenings in conjunction with the free public hours the Museum provides each Friday night from November through April. Also, free family guides are available at the Visitor Services Desk.


Art Demonstrations

Select Fridays, November through April
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

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.

Book Illustration Demonstration

December 13, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mark Wayne Adams

Art Nouveau Dance Demonstration

February 21, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Coby Project

Family Tours

A docent-guided tour through the galleries for the whole family.

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

Each summer the Morse organizes free programs exclusively for elementary-school-aged children and their parents or guardians. Please note that the number of participants is limited, and reservations are required. A $5 refundable deposit per child is requested 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. To assist us with scheduling, we cannot accept e-mail reservations.

Tuesday Family Tours


Friday Family Films

  • 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
  • Designer: Frank Brangwyn, English, 1867–1956
  • (U-070)