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:
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
THe Urban Family Day
Saturday, December 3
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Appleton and Urban Family invite your for the annual holiday Family Day! Enjoy free admission all day to see the holiday display, our special and permanent exhibitions, and to make holiday-inspired art in the ARTSpace.

From 1-3 p.m., take carriage rides and have photos taken with Santa; light refreshments will be served.