Attractions & Activities

Family Activities to Historical Museums
Looking for something new or fun to do? Then Downtown Appleton is the place for you! From a recognized kids' museum and world-class performing arts center to historical and art museums, there's something to open your mind and keep you entertained.

APPLETON BOYCHOIR
Fox Cities Building For The Arts, 4th Floor 111 W.  College Avenue,    920-955-2224
Founded in 1979, the Appleton Boychoir has given musical training to more than 2,000 area boys. The typical concert season proudly brings some of the finest musical groups of children and young people to the Fox Cities.  Membership is by audition and a boy remains in the program through the his eighth-grade year or until his voice changes.   Call for more information. www.appletonboychoir.comhttp://www.appletonboychoir.com/

APPLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY                        Dementia Angel
225 S. Oneida Street  920-832-6173
Learn, know, gather and grow -- your center of community life where potential is transformed into reality. Hours: Labor Day-Memorial Day: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m.  Memorial Day - Labor Day:  Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. -6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. -1 p.m., Closed Sunday. www.apl.org

APPLETON YACHT CLUB
1200 S. Lutz Drive     920-733-9848

APPLETON YMCA                                             Dementia Angel
218 E. Lawrence Street  920-739-6135
Dedicated to health and fitness, including 3 swimming pools, 3 gyms, 4 racquetball courts, Wellness Center, weight room, cycling and more.   Fitness classes throughout the day and on weekends.  Daily licensed drop-in child-care M-F 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for children 6 weeks to 6 years. Day care M-F 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and preschool and school age programs available. YMCA day passes and AWAY program memberships accepted.  Open Mon - Fri 5 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat 5:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.. (Summer weekends til 3 p.m. only).  www.ymcafoxcities.org

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE FOX VALLEY
117 S. Locust Street   920-731-0555

THE BUILDING FOR KIDS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
100 W. College Avenue   920-734-3226 
The third largest children's museum in  Wisconsin, The Building for Kids Children's Museum build's children's imagination, creativity and confidence.  Our hands-on exhibits and interactive programming provides endless opportunities for children to learn through play. Tues.- Sat.  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sun.  Noon - 5 p.m.  Closed Monday. www.buildingforkids.org

FOX CITIES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (FOX CITIES P.A.C.)
400 W. College Avenue  920-730-3760
Northeast Wisconsin's premier venue for the performing arts features the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities and the Boldt Arts Alive! Series. In addition to drawing the community together for world-class performances, the Fox Cities P.A.C. also provides educational opportunities and hosts community events. For more information, visit www.foxcitiespac.com. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center - Where the Arts Come Alive!

FOX CITIES ROTARY MULTICULTURAL CENTER
128 N. Oneida Street   920-882-4056

FOX VALLEY SWEET ADELINES
Rehearsals Tuesdays, 7pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 900 N. Mason St., Appleton      920-739-3511
We are part of the world-wide Sweet Adelines International.  Sharing the love of barbershop style acappella music, we encourage women of all ages and average singing ability to experience the exhilaration of performing and singing, and to radiate this passion in becoming members. www.foxvalleychorus.org

FOX VALLEY SYMPHONY
111 W. College Avenue  920-968-0300
The Fox Valley Symphony, led by Music Director Brian Groner, performs classical, pops, educational and outdoor concerts year-round in the Fox Cities.  The FVS is comprised of professional and community musicians from throughout the state of Wisconsin and presents regional and national guest artists each season. www.foxvalleysymphony.com

HEARTHSTONE HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM
625 W. Prospect Avenue 920-730-8204

THE HISTORY MUSEUM AT THE CASTLE
330 E. College Avenue 920-735-9370

LAWRENCE ACADEMY OF MUSIC
100 W. Water Street   920-832-6632
The Academy provides instruction for 1,800 children and adults in piano, voice, harp, and most band or orchestral instruments. Enroll in Early Childhood Music classes, Girl Choir, Balinese Gamelan, adult programs, youth bands or orchestra, special needs classes, or summer camps.  Visit the website for teacher biographies and concert schedules!  http://www.lawrence.edu/s/academy

LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
711 E. Boldt Way 920-832-7000
http://www.lawrence.edu/

MAKAROFF YOUTH BALLET THEATRE
Fox Cities Building For The Arts, 4th floor, 111 W. College Avenue     920-257-8288
Northeast Wisconsin's premier nonprofit youth ballet company,  MYB continues the 50-year Makaroff family legacy of excellence in ballet.  Jeanette Makaroff, former dancer and Ballet Mistress for Milwaukee Ballet, serves as Artistic Director.  MYB's mission is to make the fine art of ballet accessible to the community through its young, advanced dancers.  MYB performs two concerts each season as well as other engagements. http://www.focol.org/makaroffyouthballet/

newVOICES (formerly White Heron Chorale)
Fox Cities Building For the Arts, 4th Floor, 111 W.  College Avenue       920-832-9700 
NewVoices presents outstanding choral music that provides significant artistic, educational, and entertaining experiences to enrich our performers and our audiences. Continuing our second season with our new identity of newVoices, we celebrate a revitalized adult choir comprised of over 85 talented musicians under the direction of Phillip A. Swan. Tickets and concert information at www.newvoiceschoir.org

OUTEREDGE STAGE
303 N. Oneida Street   800-987-1680

PAPER DISCOVERY CENTER                                Dementia Angel
425 W. Water Street     920-380-7491
Discover the world of paper by crawling through a paper machine and dodging a giant sneeze. Explore the science of paper making a piece of paper to take home. Learn about the history of paper. Activities and hands-on exhibits for all ages.  Home to the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame.  Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Sat.
www.paperdiscoverycenter.org

PINOT'S PALETTE
226 E. College Avenue                           920-358-7913

RIVERVIEW GARDENS
242 W Seymour Street     920-733-2354

SKYLINE COMEDY CAFE
1004 S. Olde Oneida Street      920-734-5653

THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER                         Dementia Angel
820 W. College Avenue    920-733-2860
Providing more than 70 social, recreational, health & fitness, arts, & lifelong learning activities and services each month accessible to all adults.  Thompson Café open Tuesday - Thursday for lunch year 'round with Grandpa's Grill on Thursdays from May thru Oct.  Space may be rented during and after normal business hours.  Open Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m. with some activities on evenings and weekends  www.ThompsonCenter.org

The Traveling Palette
105 N. Durkee Street                                                 920-428-9255
Featuring a variety of arts & craft classes from around the world.  Specialties include Painting, Hmong Embroidery, Drawing, Knitting, Sewing, Teen Nite, Storytelling in Spanish, Grandparents Day and Parents Night Out.  Hosting painting parties for birthdays, bachelorette, team building and fun! www.facebook.com/thetravelingpalettelsteger

THE TROUT MUSEUM OF ART                Dementia Angel
Fox Cities Building for The Arts, 111 W. College Avenue     920-733-4089
Be a Part of the Art.  As one of the region's premier spaces for visual arts, The Trout Museum of Art features exhibitions of regional, national and international visual art.  The museum frequently presents special events, lectures and jazz performances in the newly remodeled 1922 historic complex which also contains studios for art classes.  www.troutmuseum.org.

WISCONSIN MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE
10 E. College Ave.          997-9766 or 419-2721
A premier destination for visitors to engage in environmental conservation and wildlife education. The exhibits provide a safe and unique experience for visitors to see exotic animals up close. Open: Weds & Thurs. noon - 4:30pm and 2nd. Saturday of the month 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Or call to schedule a tour.

WRISTON ART CENTER & GALLERIES (Lawrence University Campus)
613 E. College Avenue   920-832-6621