I always enjoy discovering hidden gems. One of my favorite finds lately is the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. I enjoy exploring this beautiful school and was looking forward to visiting the museum on campus.
The museum currently offers free admission for 2014 courtesy of Bessmer Trust. CFAM is open Tuesday - Friday from 10am-4pm and Saturday - Sunday 11am-5pm.
I stopped by the museum during their Family Day. This was a great opportunity for families. Docents gave tours of the museum. They also had various art activities and scavenger hunts set up for the kids. They have another Family Day scheduled August 8th. Beginning October 5th CFAM will have monthly Family Days held on the first Sunday of each month.
While the children in the group had fun listening and learning from the docents I went around doing a little exploring of the museum.
On your way out of the museum make sure to visit the gift shop. There are some unique finds in here. Museum gift shops tend to be great places to shop for those who are hard to buy for. They had some fun stuff for sale for kiddos too.
Make an afternoon out of your visit and enjoy a stroll along Park Avenue or enjoy a picnic at Dinky Dock.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum offers free weekend tours Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. They also do free tours showcasing the art displayed at the Alfond Inn each Friday at 1pm.
Upcoming events taking place at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum include:
7/25 - Fourth Friday Lecture Series
8/8 - Family Day 2-6pm