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The Appleton is pleased to provide resources to educators, schools, parents and caregivers to enrich children’s education.

Whether students come to us, or we bring the wonder of the Appleton to your classroom, we help the world of art come alive for young people. 

To learn more, please contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or

Teaching Posters and Lesson Plans

Teaching posters (available below), lesson plans and other educational materials are available, including topics to inspire core-curriculum and art teachers. Please contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or, to receive more information.

To request a printed version of our teaching posters (while supplies last), contact

Margaret Ross Tolbert Teaching Poster
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Bruce Mozert Teaching Poster
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“Primary Color” Teaching Poster
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Field Trips

Bring your class or youth group to the Appleton and tour our renowned permanent collection or one of our exciting temporary exhibitions. We also offer special themed tours and Artspace activities, upon request. Email for more information or to schedule a field trip.

Before you schedule a field trip, please read the Guidelines for Youth Visits.

Bus Reimbursement Program

The Appleton offers reimbursement to Marion County Schools for bus costs incurred by field trips to the Appleton. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity for reimbursement, please schedule your field trip and complete the Bus Reimbursement Form. For questions, contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or

The Bus Reimbursement Program has been made possible through a generous donation by the Mary B. Kraus Family.

Appleton-On-The-Go Outreach Program

The Appleton can bring the museum to you! Trained instructors will visit your school to tell stories, share hands-on artifacts and provide educational materials for teachers.

There are three programs for grades 3-6 that introduce various areas of the museum’s permanent collection:

  • Africa: An introduction to life on a large continent
  • Asia: The elegant cultures of China and Japan
  • Ancient Civilizations: How the art of Egypt, Greece and Rome influence us today

Presentations are intended for 25-30 students and should last one class period. Presentations for high school students are available by request.

For more information or to schedule an Appleton-on-the-Go program, contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or

The Appleton-On-The-Go Outreach Program is free and made possible thanks to grant funding provided by Marion Cultural Alliance and other donors.

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