Planning Your Visit
Scheduling Your Visit:
We are open to the public Tuesday - Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. We can begin guided tours as early as 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday. When you complete your Group Visit Request, have several date options and konw the number of people in your group. Our calendar fills quickly, especially for late spring field trips. For the best choice of dates complete your Group Visit Request 2-12 months before your preferred field trip date. To begin the reservation process, complete the Group Visit Request Form. Groups must pre-register to receive the group rate pricing. Reservations can be made a year or more in advance. Group Visit reservations must be finalized one week prior to your scheduled visit.
General Museum Tour Length:
2 Hours (longer if additional programs or lunchtime is added). The two-hour General Museum Tour includes time on both floors and the outdoor park (weather permitting).Group Visit Start and End Times are listed on your group reservation sheet. Groups that arrive late or need to leave earlier than their scheduled times may not get to visit all areas of the museum. Groups that want to stay and play past their scheduled end time must get clearance to do so at least 14 days before their visit and meet the chaperone ratio of one adult for every five children on the day of their visit. Although we do our best to be flexible, clearance to stay late may not always be granted due to staffing needs and/or other group schedules.