RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
With an extensive collection of more than 18,000 objects spanning 3,000 years and multiple cultures, the Appleton is proud to partner with teachers, schools, homeschoolers and parents to provide resources to enrich the education of children..
The Appleton's permanent collection includes Mediterranean Antiquities,Pre-Columbian artifacts, European paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, Asian, Islamic and African art and artifacts as well as contemporary American and International works. The Edith Marie Appleton Wing provides frequently changing exhibitions in the Balcony Gallery and in the Edith Marie Gallery.
Field trips to the Appleton
The Appleton makes educational tours of the permanent collection and temporary exchibition available for students and youth groups. Art activities are available as part of your visit when reserved 30 days in advance, for an additional fee of $.50 per youth. Due to the popularity of our school tour art activity program, it is recommended that you have two possible dates in consideration when making your reservation so we may accomodate your group. Special subject tours are also available upon request. For more information about group tours to the Appleton, please contact Lara Sundberg.
When making plans for a youth tour at the Appleton, please keep in mind:
School Tour Art Activites available in the ARTSpace
Group Admission Rates
The rates below apply to groups of 15 or more. For groups of less than 15, regular museum admission prices apply. Payment can be made in person the day of the tour, or for other payment options, please contact Lara Sundberg.
|YOUTH (10-18 YRS)||$4.00|
|Youth (under 9 years)||FREE|
|Group bus driver||FREE|
To make a reservation for a youth tour, please click here.
The Appleton library
The Appleton library supports the research and educational goals of the museum, the College of Central Florida and the community. It houses approximately 3,200 books, 30 periodical titles and 600 audio visual titles. Art history, studio art, architectural history, decorative art, the history of photography and exhibition information are some of the subjects that are included.
Museum members are invited to use the library during regular museum hours. The library is an extension of the College of Central Floria and information about the collection can be found on the the CF Library website.
Entrance is available during regular museum hours and visitors may register at the front desk for admission. The collections are non-circulating. A photocopier is available in the reading room. If the help of an educator or librarian is needed, please make an appointment by contacting Museum educator, Mary Moore.
The Education Department at the Appleton strives to make available specific information and lesson plans to supplement exhibitions on view at the museum as well as topics to inspire classroom and art teachers. Current topics with resources and lesson plans include:
Interactive programs on the art and culture of Africa and Pre-Columbian regions are available for school visits. These are appropriate for grades 3-6.
For more information about the Appleton's education resources, please contact Museum educator, Mary Moore.