Plan a School Visit

Reservations

Museum tours for school groups of eight or more students are scheduled twice daily, 10:00am and 1:30pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance and 30 days for outreach/classroom programs.

Guided museum tours have a maximum number of 25 students. Self-guide museum tours have a maximum number of 140 students.

To make reservations, fill out our online FIELD TRIP RESERVATION FORM or contact the Education dept. by e-mail. Upon receipt of your request, you will receive a confirmation letter or e-mail. For reservations that include any kind of special requests, additional correspondence will take place.

Student Admission Fees

Admission is as follows:

Payment can be made in advance, through purchase orders, credit cards, cash, or check.

Westminster College students Free
Callaway County school groups (public and private) Free
Children (ages 5 and under) Free
Children (ages 6-11) $5.50
Youth (12-18) & College Students $6.50
Chaperones meeting the 1:15 ratio requested Free
Additional chaperones $7.50

Chaperone Requirements & Admission

We require a 1:15 chaperone/student ratio. It is the responsibility of the chaperones to maintain orderly student behavior.

Chaperones qualifying under the 1:15 ratio receive FREE museum admission. All additional chaperones will be charged $7.50 ($1 off regular adult admission).

Self-Guide Tours without a Reservation

Teachers are welcome to lead students independently through the exhibits. However, one chaperone is required for every 15 students.

Bus Parking

Bus parking is available directly next to the Museum (7th and Westminster). It is on a first come, first served basis. Other free parking is available along 7th Street and along Westminster Ave.

Lunch Options

The Museum offers three lunch options for school groups.

  • 1. Box lunches: $9.00
  • Includes a sandwich, chips, cookie, and drink
  • 2. Dining Hall: $6.37
  • Served from 11am-1pm, experience college life in the Westminster College dining hall.
  • 3. Sack lunches: Free
  • Bring your own lunches and eat outside in the courtyard or by "Breakthrough", a sculpture created from the Berlin Wall.

The Museum and Fresh Ideas require at least a two-week notice for lunches. For more information, please contact the Education dept. by e-mail.

School Tours

The Museum offers several self-guide and guided tours for student groups. For more information on any program, visit Options for School Groups.

 

Self-Guided Tours Length Grade Level Max. Number of Students
Standard Self-Guide Tour 1.5-2 hr All grades 140
World of Winston* 1.5-2 hr 4-5 140
Winston's Changing World* 1.5-2 hr 6-8 140
20th Century Leaders* 1.5-2 hr 9-12 140
* denotes tours that require require pre-visit classroom work
       
Scavenger Hunt Length Grade Level Max. Number of Students
  1.5-2 hr PreK-3 140
  1.5-2 hr 4-8 140
  1.5-2 hr 9-12 140
       
Guided Tours Length Grade Level Max. Number of Students
Walk in Churchill's Shoes 1.5-2 hr 4-12, College 25
The Era of the Iron Curtain 1 hr 9-12, College 25
Video Tour 1 hr 4-12, College 25

Lesson Plans & Student Resources

Teachers, please visit our Teacher Resources section for lesson plans, activities, and other resources to use prior to bringing your students to the Museum.

Museum Rules

Photography: Flash photography is not allowed in the exhibit space. Flash photography is allowed upstairs in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury.

Restrooms: Public restrooms are available.

Museum Store: We do not allow students, even with supervision, into the gift shop.

Food & Drink: No food or drink, including gum, candy, or bottled water, allowed in the Museum. Please see Lunch Options if you want to eat lunch on site. It is the responsibility of the school group to remove any trash from the grounds. Please use the proper trash receptacles.
Please discuss with students proper behavior for attending the Museum.

Admission

Free...Museum members, Westminster College Students and Callaway County Schools
$8.50...Adults
$7.50...Seniors (65+), AARP & AAA members, Active military
$6.50...Youth (12-18) & College Students
$5.50...Children (6-11)

Museum Hours

Open Daily: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day