The Neville Public Museum

Guided Tours

Each guided program lasts approximately 45 minutes in our core exhibit gallery, and is partnered with an additional 15 minute Gallery Tour and up to an hour of self-guided time and add-on activities.  Our lunchroom can also be reserved for 30 minutes at no charge.  For more information and to reserve a tour please email Ryan or call (920) 448-7840. 

Fee Structure
Schools, home school groups, and other youth organizations: $3 per youth and adult.

Adult groups and organizations:  $7 per person, with accompanying youth at $3.

Add-On Activities:  $1 per activity (see below)

Other rates may apply for customized tours and activities as requested.

How to Reserve a Tour
         Step 1:  Choose one of our guided Tour Programs (45 minutes). 
         Step 2:  Choose a Gallery Tour based on the date of your visit (15 minutes). 
 Step 3:  Choose self-guided time and any Add-On activities (see below).
         Step 4:  Email or call Ryan with the following:
    • Date and arrival time
    • Number of students and adults
    • The Tour Program, Gallery Tour, and any Add-Ons you’d like
    • If you would like to use our lunch space
    • Your name, address, phone number, and email

Tour Programs

Childhood Past (Pre-K to 2 Grade) 
Learn what life was like for children and their families in Northeastern Wisconsin 100, 1,000, and 10,000 years ago. Students will tour our core exhibit gallery, hear stories and legends from Wisconsin’s past, and explore a collection of historic toys to see how the ideas of "play" and "fun" have changed over time.

Art in Everyday Life (K to 12th Grade)
For as long as people have been living in Northeast Wisconsin, they’ve decorated their homes, their belongings, and themselves.  Explore the museum’s vast collection of fine, folk, and ornamental art from the pre-historic to contemporary times.

Technology and Change (3rd to 8th Grade)  
What do prehistoric stone tools and modern-day computers have in common? Both were created by brilliant inventors to solve everyday problems. Discover the many examples of technology and innovation in our state, and how these ideas have changed the world.

Our Environment and Natural Resources (3rd to 6th grade) 
Northeastern Wisconsin has been home to people for thousands of years thanks to the plentiful water, fertile land, minerals, and forests found here.  Learn how the natural world has influenced human behavior, and how peoples’ behavior has affected the natural world.

Conflict and Perspective (4th to 8th Grade) 
Explore how the many groups who have called Northeastern Wisconsin home have related to one another, what happened when there were disagreements, and how two groups can see the same issue or event very differently.

Museum Highlights (Pre-K to 12th Grade and Adults)
This tour has it this fast-paced overview of the museum, your tour guide will give you the background and context of our most loved exhibits (and some hidden gems) in our core and temporary galleries.  Then, following the guided tour, you are encouraged to take a closer look at the areas you found most interesting during self-guided time.  This option is perfect for groups who want an overview of the entire museum.

*This Program lasts approximately one hour as it includes up to three Gallery Tours.

Click here for details about these programs.

Gallery Tours (availability determined by date of visit) 

Our Brown County (May 29, 2018 - October 27, 2019)

Delay of Game: Experience of African American Football Players in Titletown (August 2018 - early March 2019)

Add-On Activities and Self-Guided Tours
Looking for an activity for your students to do in addition to their guided tour?  Each of the below activities can be added to your itinerary for an additional $1 per person.

Mystery Boxes (30-45 minutes, grades 3-12)
See if you can crack the code!  Students will work in groups of 3-5 with an adult to search for the answers to questions in the museum gallery; the answers to those questions will open a series of locks on the Mystery Box.  Who knows what secrets may be inside???
*Up to 25 students can participate at one time; for larger groups, the other students will explore the museum while waiting their turn for the Mystery Boxes.  There are 5 different boxes, so students who finish one box may try to break into others as time permits.

Space Stations (45 minutes, grades 4-8) 
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, create their own lunar and solar eclipses, view constellations and hear the legends behind them, and discuss the lifecycles of stars and other celestial bodies.

Experience the Fur Trade (45 minutes, grades 4-6)
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.

Transportation and Bussing 

The Neville Public Museum has a large free parking lot that is available for busses and cars.  Busses may drop students off near the door and park near the back of the lot, or alongside the building on Museum Place. 

Green Bay Area Public School students may ride the Green Bay Metro busses free of charge; contact the GBAPS Transportation Department for more information.  The museum is adjacent to Blue, Green, Tan, Grey, River, and Plum Lines, and can be reached by almost all schools directly or with one transfer.  See the Green Bay Metro’s Trip Planner for details.

Museum Hours

Sun: Noon-5pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Noon-8pm
Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*
*With free admission for Brown County residents with proof of residency