COVID Group Visits

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Planning Your Visit

Scheduling Your Visit:

Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently open to the public Wednesdays - Sundays. We can accommodate groups of up to 50 total people at the following times 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, or 4:00 - 6:00 pm. When you complete your Group Visit Request, have several date options, and know the total number of people in your group. Group Visit reservations must be finalized no later than 14 days prior to your scheduled visit. To begin the reservation process, complete the Group Visit Request Form. Groups must pre-register to receive group rate pricing. 

General Museum Tour Information: 

Group visits are 2-hours long; this includes time to explore each floor of the Museum and the outdoor park (weather permitting). Groups that arrive late or need to leave earlier than their scheduled times may not get to visit all areas of the museum. 

STEM Labs for K-8th Grades:

A range of theme-based, hands-on lab sessions that inspire focused learning. 45 Minutes per Lab session, each session can accommodate 30 students. $55 per session.

COVID Precautions:

Masks are required for everyone aged 6 years and older and strongly encouraged for children 2 - 5 years old. Each group will be asked to complete a wellness check upon arrival that includes temperature checks and health screening questions prior to entering the museum. Groups must stay with their assigned tour guides. 

Lunchroom Rentals:

Due to our COVID restrictions, we ask that groups plan to have lunch before or after their museum visit. Our lunchroom is currently unavailable for reservation.

Tips for Group Visits


Reserve Your Date Early:

Our calendar fills quickly. For best date selection, we recommend booking 2-12 months in advance.

Arrive On Time:

Plan to arrive a few minutes before the Start Time listed on your reservation. Groups will be ready to board their buses at the End Time listed on your reservation.

Prepare Your Students:

Help your students know what to expect when they arrive at the museum.

Plan for Lunch:

The museum does not have food service on site. If your group plans to have lunch at the museum, you will need to bring sack lunches and reserve a lunchroom as part of your visit.

Review our Group Visit FAQs & Policies: 

These cover important information about Drop Off /Pick Up, Bus Parking, Group Behavior Expectations, Chaperone Information as well as Field Trip and Lunch Schedules. 

To begin the reservation process, complete the Group Visit Request Form.  For additional questions, contact us via email or phone 815-963-6769.