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

Family Night at the Museum

Museum Day 2016
Saturday, July 9
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Museum and community members of all ages are invited to enjoy the exhibitions, art-making activities in the ARTSpace and art-related short films in the auditorium - all day, free of charge.

Exhibitions on view will include the newly-opened Inspired Lines: Drawing Biennial 2016, as well as Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas.

Museum Day is a free event and open to community members of all ages, as well as Appleton members! Please email with questions.

Family Night at the Museum

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 Summer Hours:
June 25-July 9, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Regular schedule will resume on Saturday, July 30.
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 Mary Moore, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613.

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: This program will resume in fall 2016