ACTIVITIES and programs FOR FAMILIES


The Appleton offers programs and special events specifically designed for children and families. Drop in to visit the ARTSpace, participate in a Family Day event, or stop by during a First Saturday program. For questions concerning Family Programs, please click here.


2017 Schedule


Museum Day

Museum Day 2017
July 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy the special exhibitions and permanent collection, make art in the ARTSpace, or take a stroll in the Sculpture Walk & Garden — all for FREE!

For more information, contact Visitor Services at 352-291-4455.


Art Space

Daniel and Mary B. Kraus ARTSpace
Open to Everyone!

The ARTSpace is designed to engage adults and children in hands-on art experiences through colorful activity stations and projects that relate to the understanding of art. Make a mosaic with magnets, build with Lego® or draw on our glass wall — there's something for every age and ability!

ARTSpace Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sundays, noon–5 p.m.
The ARTSpace and all supplies are free for children and Appleton members, and included in the cost of admission for adult nonmembers. For more information, contact Marie Fielding, 352-291-4455, ext. 1558.


First Saturday

First Saturdays
Every First Saturday, September-May
1-3 p.m.

Have family fun in the Appleton's ARTSpace! Join us on the first Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. for age-appropriate art making for children ages 4 and older. Adults are welcome to participate. Each First Saturday art activity will focus on a different artist. Free for members and children; included in the cost of admission for adult nonmembers. No registration required.

Upcoming First Saturdays:
First Saturdays will resume September 2017