Ongoing Programs

Free Family Funday

Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday! Check out some instructions, photos and, videos at the link below to see some of the projects we’ve been making!

Join us at the museum for free admission all day, plus a fine art project. Each Free Family Funday offers docent touring and art projects that reflect different themes based on the current exhibition in the museum.

The museum galleries stay open until 4:30 p.m. for all guests.

Eager to create!? Check out more about our Free Family Funday art projects here!

Art Trunks on the Go

Virtual Options are now available! Museum educators will lead classes in observational discovery and evidence-based interpretation of visual artworks through facilitated discussions of accessible imagery.

This collaborative learning experience will conclude with a two or three-dimensional art project.

Cunningham Art Trunk on the Go
Engaged students will be able to explore Florida’s diverse history and unique environmental landscapes through the paintings of treasured American Artist, Earl Cunningham (1893-1977). Often considered an American Fauve, Cunningham’s paintings, on permanent display at the Mennello Museum, evoke a strong sense of time, place, and social equality while inspiring the endurance of individual creativity.

1st – 2nd Grade: Safe Place Space

3rd – 5th Grade: Birds and Boats in their Time and Place

6th – 8th Grade: Casting the Configuration

9th – 12th Grade: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Composition

The cost is $100.00 per trunk visit. Grants may be available for the school year through United Arts of Central Florida.

Cunningham Art Trunk on the Go: A Teacher Led Experience

Teachers also have the option of reserving a Cunningham Trunk for use in their classrooms for over a one-week period for only $100.00. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning the trunk to the Mennello Museum of American Art during normal business hours.

To sign up visit

Museums on Us

On the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday of the month, the Mennello Museum of American Art offers free admission to holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch bank cards, as part of the Museums on Us Program. Guests should present their card and valid photo ID for admission.

Yoga in the Sculpture Garden led by Full Circle Yoga Winter Park

Start your Sunday morning out blissfully with a relaxing lakeside flow at the Mennello Museum. Every Sunday, we’re bringing you Yoga in the Sculpture Garden with certified Instructors from Full Circle Yoga, Winter Park. Don’t forget to bring your own mat and water to practice – open for all levels!

Admission: $10 for Guests, $5 for Mennello Museum Members.  Purchase tickets. 

  • Includes a complimentary pass to the Museum’s indoor exhibitions.
  • Full Circle Yoga Member? Register for free here

Community School of Arts

Community School of the Arts at The Mennello Museum is a workshop program partnership between Women in the Arts Inc and The Mennello Museum of American Art that is offered to students so that they may expand their experience in the art world through connecting to the museum environment and creating their own artwork inspired by artists on display.

The first program took place in the Fall 2016. Over the course of three workshops, students ages 11 to 21 engaged with the works on display in Three American Sculptors, learning about artists Alice Aycock, Deborah Butterfield, and Barbara Sorensen. Not only did students get to analyze and interpret sculptural forms, they also learned the artists’ collaborative and intensive art-making processes, and were led by Sorensen to create their own Boats. The workshops culminated in an opening reception where students displayed their museum labeled works of art alongside the powerhouse sculptors they studied and worked with!

Now in its sixth year, Community School of the Arts grows stronger bringing students more outlets for creativity including online during the COVID-19 pandemic.