School and Youth Tours

School and Youth Tours
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. Click here for Adult Tour information.

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)
Fee Structure
  • Schools groups: Thanks to generous gifts to the Neville Public Museum Foundation, Title I school groups may be eligible to participate free of charge during the 2022-2023 school year!
  • Home school groups: $4 per youth and adult for guided tours
  • Youth organizations: $4 per youth and adult for guided tours
  • Guided tour programs have a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 100. If your group is larger than 100 contact us to discuss a custom plan for your group!
  • Other rates may apply for customized tours and activities as requested, starting at $15 per person
Classroom Activity Options 

Please choose one of the below options to accompany your guided tour. A second program can be added for an additional $2 per person.

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.

Illumination (Grades 1-5)
Light is one of the most common forms of energy in the universe, but it’s also one of the most mysterious. What is light made of? How does it move? How can we use tools to see types of light our eyes can’t detect? Find out by participating in several experiments, demonstrations, and art projects.
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.

Mystery Boxes (Grades 4-12)
In this escape room-style activity, students will work in teams of 5 with an adult (who has the answer key) to find the answers to six questions in the exhibits. Those answers are the combinations to locks on a box. What happens when they are able to remove all the locks and open the box? It’s a mystery…
*This program requires at least one adult chaperone for every five students.

A complete list of the Neville Public Museums' rates and fees can be viewed here.

* First Name:
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* School Name:
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2nd Classroom Activity (Optional, +$2 per person):
* Reserve Lunch Space?
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