Go on an adventure with Trips 'N' Tours

Expand your horizons with the Appleton Museum of Art's popular Trips 'N' Tours travel program. Trips 'N' Tours provides museum members and nonmembers exciting opportunities to visit other museums, cultural venues and historic places of interest throughout Florida and beyond.

For more information on how to travel with Trips 'N' Tours, click here to contact Bonnie Janssen, or call 352-291-4456.

Upcoming Adventures in 2017


January 26-28, 2017
Adventure to Naples, FL

Join us on a trip to a city of culture, pristine beaches, shopping and restaurants. Visit the Baker Museum and the Naples Botanical Gardens to experience Origami in the Garden, a monumental outdoor sculpture exhibition, and In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940, exploring Impressionism from its French roots into the American idiom with 120 works artists including Childe Hassam, George Inness, Thomas Moran and John Sloan. Naples Philharmonic evening will feature pianist Kirill Gerstein playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1.This adventure will include dinner and shopping at the Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar at Venetian Village on the Bay, breakfast daily, lunch and shopping on 5th Avenue, and more. We will be staying at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Naples, a riverside, all-suite hotel.

$635 for Appleton members; $735 for nonmembers, dbl. occupancy (Add $250 for single occupancy)


February 22, 2017
Tampa Bay Downs

Back by popular demand, “Live it up at The Downs.” Visit Tampa Bay Downs to view the beautiful Thoroughbred horse in action. The day will include the private Party Suite right on the finish line, where we will enjoy a buffet lunch, a private mutual teller in the suite, and a cash bar for those who would like a beverage while wagering. The suite is perfect for viewing the excitement from the inside, but if you prefer, seating is available outside where you can hear the thundering sound of the hooves on the track. Arthur I. Appleton’s other passion besides his love of collecting art, was the race horse.

$65 for Appleton members; $75 for nonmembers


March 9, 2017
Duncan McClellan and Friends, St. Petersburg, FL

The Duncan McClellan Gallery features rotating exhibits showcasing national and internationally recognized glass artists. The 3,000 square-foot gallery space is a work of art, and will feature guest artist Raven Skyriver. After, enjoy a memorable and artsy epicurean experience for lunch. To complete the day, exercise your artistic side by etching a wine or beer glass to take home.

Price: TBA


April 12, 2017
Orlando Museum of Art and World of Chocolate Museum and Café

As promised, the World of Chocolate Museum and Café are back on our agenda! But first, have an artistic adventure in the Orlando Museum of Art. The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine exhibition features work by George Bellows, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Fitz Henry Lane, Rockwell Kent and John Marin. Our visit will include docent-led tours to learn how Maine played an important role in American Art and Culture since the 19th century. At noon, venture to the decadent World of Chocolate Museum and Café. Deliciously different, enjoy lunch, a guided tour of the Museum, and discover the rich history of chocolate. Of course, dessert will be included!

Price: $80 for members; $90 for nonmembers