Open Friday - Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Home School Days


​Play: Historic Toys and Games - Rescheduled - August 5, 11am
While enjoying the exhibit Play: The Golden Age of Toys, children will learn about games from the 18th century all the way to the 1960s. We encourage grandparents to accompany children to this program to share stories about their favorite toys from their childhood. This program is best for children ages 5-8, but all ages are welcome.

​​Behind the Scenes - September 2, 11am
Get a look at parts of the museum rarely seen by the public in this tour of the History Museum's collections facilities. Learn about what museum workers do and see some artifacts that aren't often taken out of storage. This program is best for students ages 10 and up. Due to the nature of the program, we ask that young children either remain in the museum or do not register for this portion of the program (simply pay admission upon arrival at the front desk). 

Primary Sources - December 2, 11am

During this immersive program, students will engage with primary sources to learn how to think critically about history. Each family registered will go home with 1 FREE copy of Fox Cities Memories and a replica of Appleton's 1874 City Directory to continue studying primary sources at home. This program is best for students ages 10 and up.

Join us for programs designed exclusively for home school families! Each event includes a program and admission to the museum. Advanced registration is required.
Program Length: 20-30 minute program followed by a self-guided tour of the museum
Capacity: 30 people.
Recommended Age Level: Events vary; see program details.

$6.50 per person (one adult required per family/group)

No refunds will be issued unless the History Museum cancels the program.