Open Thursday to Sunday, 9 am–4 pm. Walk-up tickets available or reserve advance tickets for guaranteed entry

Thursday–Sunday: 9 am–4 pm

Open Thursday to Sunday, 9 am–4 pm. Walk-up tickets available or reserve advance tickets for guaranteed entry

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Thursday–Sunday: 9 am–4 pm

Group Visits & Field Trips


Book a Visit

The museum is a popular destination for school field trips, camp outings, after-school programs, daycare facilities, scout troops, neighborhood centers and more.

If you are ready to make your group visit reservation, you can book online right now.  If you still have questions for our registration team, you can reach us by phone at (608) 256-6445 x 382 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, Wednesday through Friday, or by email.

Book early!  10 days advance notice is required to qualify for a discounted group rate.  Also, early morning arrival slots fill up the fastest, so book ahead for the best selection.

2022 Group Visits may currently be booked during these days and times:

May:    SOLD OUT
June:    Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Maximum group size: 150 individuals
            Thursday, Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Maximum group size: 65 individuals.
July:     Wednesday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Maximum group size: 150 individuals.
            Thursday, Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Maximum group size: 65 individuals.
August: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am-4 pm. Maximum group size: 65 individuals.

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5/20/2022: masks are still required for all visitors ages 2 and up in our indoor spaces at this time

The majority of our visitors are young children who are not yet able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We will continue to monitor conditions and consult public health guidance for places where children congregate and adjust our policies accordingly. 

Masks may only be removed in our dining area, which has been moved to the Celebrations room, or in outside play spaces like the Rooftop Ramble.


Group Rates

The discounted group admission rate of $7 per child is available to groups of 10 or more with an advance reservation.

Subsidized rates, ranging from $2 to $6 per child, are available to organizations enrolled in in qualifying government assistance programs. Groups affiliated with public and charter schools in Wisconsin and Illinois will be automatically assigned a subsidized rate, determined using statistics published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Illinois Board of Education. Other groups that are enrolled in government assistance programs not affiliated with the Department of Public Instruction may request the option to apply for a reduced rate during the booking process.

Adult chaperones are admitted free, up to a ratio of one adult for every two children. Additional chaperones beyond this number will be charged the same rate as the group’s child attendees.


Hours & Schedule

Group visits may be booked between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. during general admission hours. We request that all group visit arrivals be booked on the hour or half hour.

Group visits are two hours in length, and all visits include a brief orientation with a museum staff member.

For groups visiting during mealtimes, please note that the museum does not have a lunch room or cafeteria that can accommodate meal or snack breaks during group visits. The museum is unable to arrange meals or eating areas for visiting groups.


Chaperones Required

We request a minimum of one adult chaperone for every 5 children attending. To request an accommodation to visit with fewer chaperones, please reach us by phone at (608) 256-6445 x 382 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, Wednesday through Friday, or by email.

Adult chaperones are admitted free, up to a ratio of one adult for every 2 children. Additional adults beyond this number will be charged the same rate as the group’s child attendees.


Group Memberships

Group memberships are available for groups of 9 to 100 children, and provide a year of free weekday admission to group members and adult chaperones, up to one adult for every 3 member children. Group memberships are perfect for daycares, scout troops, homeschool co-ops, classrooms, and schools!

To learn more about membership, please see our Group Membership page.


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