During your visit, a tour guide will share some of the highlights of our current special exhibits. Groups can take part in an educational program (see options below) in our classroom space. Afterwards there will be time to explore the exhibits in smaller self-guided groups. Each of these components will last about 40 minutes, for a total of experience of about 2 hours. You may also reserve space for 30 minutes to eat lunch.
To schedule a tour, call (920) 448-7840 or email Ryan, Education Specialist, with the information below:
- Three options of dates your group is available to visit
- Your arrival and departure time
- The number of students and adults who will be attending
- The grade level of your students
- Which classroom activity you'd like to participate in (see below)
- Schools and home school groups: Thanks to generous gifts to the Neville Public Museum Foundation, school groups can participate in this program free of charge during the 2020-2021 school year!
- Youth organizations: $4 per youth and adult for guided tours
- Adult groups and organizations: $7 per person, with accompanying youth at $3
- Adult care facilities: $4 per person
- Other rates may apply for customized tours and activities as requested, starting at $15 per person
Please choose one of the below options to accompany your guided tour:
Then and Now (Pre K-4)
People throughout history have all needed food, shelter, clothing, and entertainment. In this program students will learn about some of the different groups of people who have called Wisconsin home over the last 12,000 years. They'll have a chance to handle some of the resources that helped those communities survive.
Space Stations (Grades 3-5)
Wrap your mind around the sizes and distances of bodies in space in this out-of-this-world workshop! Students will learn about the proportions of the planet’s sizes and plot the distance between them. They'll create their own lunar and solar eclipses and view constellations, as well as hear the legends behind them. We will also discuss the lifecycles of stars and other celestial bodies.
Experience the Fur Trade (Grades 4-8)
Transport your students back to one of the most important turning points in Wisconsin history. Students will handle reproductions of items used during the fur trade and experience some of the challenges and rewards that traders and Native People would have faced by participating in a simulation game.
*This program requires at least one adult chaperone for every five students.