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.

2020 Schedule


We're Back

We're Back! Well, Almost...
Appleton to Reopen on October 15

The College of Central Florida’s Appleton Museum of Art is scheduled to reopen on October 15. Appleton members and visitors can enjoy the world-class collections on display Thursday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Masks are required for all visitors and social distancing procedures will be in place. Visitor occupancy of the museum will also be monitored.

As the College of Central Florida will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis and keep regular contact with the Department of Health, the museum schedule is subject to change as conditions evolve.


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.