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Appleton Museum of Art

Appleton Museum of Art

Opened in 1987, the Appleton is located in Central Florida and is home to an extraordinary permanent collection of over 24,000 objects, plus an outdoor sculpture walk and garden, and a wide variety of temporary exhibitions and special events throughout the year.

The 81,610 square-foot museum is both classical and contemporary, with clean lines and stately Italian travertine marble. The original building surrounds an idyllic interior courtyard and fountain.

The Appleton is the focal point of the Appleton Cultural Center, a complex east of downtown Ocala on Silver Springs Blvd./State Road 40, which includes the Ocala Civic Theatre, and is one of six College of Central Florida campuses.


Appleton Museum of Art

4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470


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Accessibility Information

  • Accessible Parking

    Accessible Parking

    Parking spaces are available for vehicles with valid DMV handicapped parking stickers or license plates on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Elevator


    An elevator to the second-floor galleries is located to the right of the lobby.

  • Service Animal

    Service Animal

    The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. These service animals are permitted in the museum.

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access

    The museum is wheelchair- and scooter-friendly. Wheelchairs are complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask Visitor Services for assistance.

ADDITIONAL ACCESSIBILITY INFO: Sensory Sensitivity Kits – For those who may experience sensory sensitivities, the Appleton provides kits for ages 6 months and up, which include a backpack with noise reduction headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, color-mixing paddles, communication cards, visual timer, a museum-related book and a weighted lap pad. Kits are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out by leaving a driver’s license or other form of valid identification. There is no fee to borrow a kit; please inquire with Visitor Services.

EnChroma Glasses for Color Blindness – EnChroma’s patented lens technology helps people with red-green color blindness see an expanded range of colors and see them more vibrantly, clearly and distinctly. EnChroma glasses are available to borrow for free on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out by leaving a driver’s license or other form of valid identification. Various sizes available; appropriate for ages 3 and up. Please inquire with Visitor Services.

For assistance with any accessibility questions or needs, please speak with Visitor Services upon arrival, or contact 352-291-4455 in advance of your visit.

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