Group Tours

The Appleton offers a variety of self-guided or decent-led group tours. Book your tour in advance to receive special group rates and bypass admission lines.

Guided tours are conducted by a trained docent or staff member and are approximately one hour. The Museum Collections tour introduces visitors to treasures from the permanent collection. You are encouraged to review current and upcoming exhibitions for other possible tour topics.

We also welcome group visits from museum and tourism professionals, meeting planners, organizers of trade shows and representatives of hotels, airlines and tour companies. For additional information or to book a group tour, please contact Griselle Gonzalez-Vazquez, 352-291-4455 ext. 1836. Or to book online, click here for adult tours and here for youth tours.

Group Admission Rates

The rates below apply to groups of 15 or more. Regular admission fees apply for groups of less than 15. Payment for your group can be made in person the day of your scheduled tour.

Appleton Members Free
Adults $8.00
Seniors (age 55+ Yrs) $6.00
EDUCATOR with ID $5.00
YOUTH (K-12) $3.00
Youth (Pre-K) FREE
Group bus driver FREE

Guided Tours for Adults

To schedule a group tour for 15 or more adults, please click here. When planning your group tour, please keep in mind:

  • Tour reservations must be made at least one month in advance.
  • Wheelchair accessible entrances and elevators are available.
  • Groups of 15 or more receive a 10% discount in the Appleton Store.
  • Arriving more than 15 minutes late without notification may reduce the length of your tour.
  • If your group has special needs or requests, notify the tour coordinator ahead of time.
  • Special exhibition prices vary and rates are subject to change.
  • Cameras and video recorders are not permitted in the special exhibitions. Photography without flash is permitted in the permanent collection galleries, public areas and interior courtyard. If you would like special permission to take photos in the special exhibitions, please click here to detail your request.
  • Packages, large purses, backpacks and umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. Please make arrangements to leave them in a secure location before entering the museum.
  • To notify of any scheduling changes or delays, contact Visitor Services at 352-291-4455.

  • Guided Tours for Youth

    To schedule a group tour for youth, please click here. When planning your group tour, please keep in mind:

  • Grades K-3 require one adult chaperone for every five children; group size max. 30 students.
  • Grades 4-12 require one adult chaperone for every 10 students.
  • Chaperones must be adults (18+) and remain with students at all times.
  • Name badges are required for all youth 14 and under.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries. Schools may make arrangements in advance for indoor or outdoor spaces for bagged lunches.
  • Pencils are the only writing implement permitted in the galleries.
  • We recommend watching this museum etiquette video with your students prior to your visit.
  • The Appleton offers reimbursement for bus costs incurred by Marion County school field trips to the museum. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please click here for the reimbursement form, or contact Hollis Mutch for more information.

    Self-Guided Group Tours

    Self-guided group tours of the Appleton's galleries are also permitted. Please contact Griselle Gonzalez-Vazquez to schedule your visit and lock in group rates; please be detailed in your request.