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/Talks

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.

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. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event has been canceled.

Family Wednesdays

The Morse invites families to experience its collection during the academic year with Family Wednesdays. Designed for children in grades K through 5 and their parents or guardians, these 90-minute weekday programs include special experiences in select Museum galleries, art games, and other activities. The number of participants is limited. Advanced reservations and a refundable deposit are required. For more information, please contact the Programs Department by calling (407) 645-5311, extension 136.

March 18, 2020

This event has been canceled.

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 Programs Department at (407) 645-5311, extension 136. We are sorry, but we cannot accept email reservations.

These programs have been postponed.

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 16, 2020

June 23, 2020

June 30, 2020

July 7, 2020

July 14, 2020

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.

June 19, 2020

June 26, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 17, 2020

July 24, 2020


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