Group Tours

The Appleton offers a variety of custom group tours, either self guided or led by a docent. Reserve group admission in advance to receive special group rates and bypass admission lines.

The Appleton offers guided tours of special exhibitions, permanent collections and themed topics. The tours are conducted by a trained guide and last approximately one hour. The Museum Collections tour introduces visitors to some of the treasures in the Museum's permanent collection. You are encouraged to visit the online collections or review current and upcoming exhibitions for other possible tour topics.

We encourage group visits from museum and tourism professionals, meeting planners, organizers of trade shows and representatives of hotels, airlines and tour companies. For additional information, please contact Griselle Gonzalez-Vazquez, 352-291-4455 ext. 1836.

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.

Museum Members Free
Adults $7.00
Seniors (age 55+ Yrs) $5.00
EDUCATOR with ID $5.00
YOUTH (10-18 YRS) $4.00
Youth (9 years and under) FREE
Group bus driver FREE

Group Tours for Adults

When planning your group tour for adults, please keep in mind:

  • Tour reservations must be made at least one month in advance.
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance and elevators are available.
  • Groups of 15 or more receive a 10% discount in the Appleton Store.
  • For guided tours, arriving more than 15 minutes late without notification may reduce the length of your tour.
  • Special exhibition prices vary and rates are subject to change.
  • Cameras and video recorders are not permitted in the special exhibitions. Photography without flash is permitted in the permanent collection galleries, public areas and interior courtyard. If you would like special permission to take photos in the special exhibitions, please click here to detail your request.
  • If your group has special needs, please notify the coordinator ahead of time.
  • Objects such as packages, large purses, backpacks and umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. Please make arrangements to leave them in a secure location before entering the museum.
  • To notify the museum of any scheduling changes or delays, contact the Visitor Services staff at 352-291-4455, ext.1849.
  • Please keep a safe distance from art objects, walls, platforms and cases.
  • To schedule a group tour for 15 or more adults, please click here.

    Group Tours for Youth

    When planning your group tour for youth, please keep in mind:

  • Grades K-3 require one adult chaperone for every five children; group size limited to 30 students.
  • Grades 4-12 require one adult chaperone for every 10 students.
  • Chaperones are considered adults 18 and up. Chaperones must remain with students at all times.
  • Be respectful of other visitors in the museum by using a quiet voice when walking through the galleries and refrain from using cell phones.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries. Schools may make arrangements in advance for bag lunch facilities.
  • Pencils are the only writing implement permitted in the galleries.
  • You can view this excellent museum etiquette video with your students prior to your visit to familiarize them with the rules of a museum.
  • Name badges are required for all youth 14 and under.
  • The Appleton is thrilled to be able to offer reimbursement for bus costs incurred by Marion County school field trips to the museum. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please click here for the reimbursement form, or contact Mary Moore for more information.

    To schedule a group tour for youth, please click here.

    Self-Guided Group Tours

    Self-guided group tours of the Appleton's galleries are also permitted. Please contact Griselle Gonzalez-Vazquez to schedule your visit and lock in group rates; please be detailed in your request.