ACTIVITIES and programs FOR FAMILIES


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.


2016-17 Schedule


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 Hours:
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 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:
October 1, November 5, December 3 (Family Day), February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6



Urban Family Day

A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family Holiday Exhibit
Holiday Family Day
Saturday, December 3
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy our annual holiday Family Day–free of charge–to see A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family Holiday Exhibit, as well as our special and permanent exhibitions. Take carriage rides, make holiday inspired art in the ARTSpace, and have photos taken with santa; light refreshments will be served.