The Appleton offers a full schedule of classes and workshops for children throughout the year, in addition to Summer Art Camp. For questions concerning classes and workshops for children, please click here to contact Hollis Mutch, Museum Educator.

Click here to view a PDF of the 2019-2020 brochure.


2020 Schedule


Health Update

Health Update: COVID-19

As part of the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum closed its doors to the public following spring break, which ended March 15. CF gave students an extra week without classes while faculty and staff implemented processes and expanded support systems to shift all course delivery online. The museum team used that time to brainstorm and develop learning opportunities and ways to showcase the museum collection without providing physical access to the galleries. The Appleton Museum will remain closed to the public until June 30. As the college monitors the current situation, decisions will be made about the future schedule.

Please know that we are continuing to monitor updates on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the Centers for Disease Control and Florida Department of Health. Read More


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: (Currently closed through May 15)
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 Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.


Free First Saturday

First Saturdays at the Appleton are for families, and now they are completely free! In addition to enjoying the exhibitions, visit the Artspace on First Saturdays for artist-themed projects for the whole family. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. ages 2-5 are invited for a special Museum & Me Story Time, followed by an art activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

First Saturday of the Month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
No Admission Fee

Louise Nevelson: June 6
Norman Rockwell: July 4
Diego Rivera:
August 1


Pre-K Story Time

For children ages 2–5. Join us for story time as we read about art and artists and then visit the Artspace as a group for an art activity. Children must have at least one adult with them at all times; no registration needed to attend.

Third Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
May 19

Free for Appleton members and children ages 2-5; included with admission fee for adult nonmembers.

First Saturdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
June 6
July 4

No admission fee for adults or children on First Saturdays.