Group Visits

Can groups and schools visit the Museum?

Yes!  Please call the Museum directly at 508-230-3789 for availability and booking.

What age is best to visit the Museum?

Our interactive exhibits are designed to serve the developmental and creative needs of ages 1 to 8. If you are planning to visit during the week when school is open, the average age of our visitor at the Museum will most likely be between 1 and 4 so we ask that you speak to your group prior to arriving in regards to taking turns, etc.

How do we explore the Museum?

The Museum is self-guided.  After a brief orientation by Museum staff, you can explore the Museum’s three floors of interactive exhibits and The Wild Place at your own pace until your departure time.

How long does it take to experience the Museum?

Group visits are  2½ to 3 hours inside the Museum and weather permitting, additional time and lunch can be added outside in The Wild Place.

Can we eat inside the Museum in the event of inclement weather?

Please check with the Director of Visitor Services and Operations on the day of your visit to see what arrangements can be made.

What is the cost for a group visit?

Groups of 20 or more children are admitted at $6.00 each.  Teachers are always free!  Museum memberships are not valid for group or school trip visits.

What if I have fewer than 20 children in my group?

Please contact the museum for advice on other ways to save.

What about chaperones?

One adult chaperone is required for every five children.  These chaperones are admitted free.  Additional chaperones will be admitted at the groups’ reduced rate.

Where does our bus drop us off?

On the day of your visit, there is a designated spot reserved for bus drop off and pick up in front on the Museum, located on Sullivan Avenue.  There is no bus parking along Sullivan Avenue.  There are many municipal lots in the surrounding area where the bus may park.

What are your payment options?

Payment is due in full on the day of your visit.  The Museum does NOT accept purchase orders for group visits.  Payment can be presented in the form of cash, check or credit card upon your arrival.

Are groups able to visit the Museum without booking a specific date and time?

Yes, but not during special events unless prior arrangements have been confirmed.  Full price admission is charged. (Remember, groups that include 20 or more children, will have their admission price reduced if they pre-book their visit.)