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Reservations

Museum tours for school groups of eight or more students are scheduled twice daily, 10:00am and 1:30pm, Monday 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-guided Museum tours have a maximum number of 140 students.

To make reservations, fill out our online FIELD TRIP RESERVATION FORM, contact us by email, or call us at (573)592-5369. Upon receipt of your request, you will receive a confirmation letter or email. 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), as part of a scheduled field trip Free
Children (under 11) Free
Teens (12-18) & College Students $6.50
Chaperones meeting the 1:15 ratio requested Free
Additional chaperones $10.00

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 $10.00. 

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.

Self-Guided Tours

Teachers are welcome to lead students independently through the exhibits. However, one chaperone is required for every 15 students. While reservations are preferred, self-guided tours are allowed without a reservation but if you would like a scavenger hunt, please contact us ahead of time and we'll have worksheets, clipboards, and pencils ready for your students.

Tour Name & Description

Tour Length

Grade(s)

Max # of students

Curricular connections

Standard Self-Guided Tour

During an interactive tour of the "Winston S. Churchill: A Life of Leadership" exhibit, students learn about Churchill's life experiences and leadership qualities through a multi-scensory experience.

1.5 - 2 hours

4-12, College

140

Language Arts, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Leadership, Science, Visual Arts

World of Winston*

Self-guided tour using The Museum Experience I: The World of Winston workbook. This tour option includes pre-visit activities that should be completed in the classroom prior to the museum experience. Divided into teams, students examine Churchill's world through his travels, using their communication skills to describe his journeys in first-person accounts.

1.5 - 2 hours

4-5

140

Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Leadership

Winston's Changing World*

Self-guided tour using The Museum Experience II: Winston's Changing World workbook. Winston's Changing World provides students a view of the changing technologies in Churchill's world, from horseback on the northwest frontier in India to the world's nuclear capabilities of the Cold War. Analyzing the use of technologies, students will examine Churchill's leaderhip.

1.5 - 2 hours

6-8

140

Social Studies, Science, Leadership, Cultural Studies

20th Century Leaders*

Self-guided tour using The Museum Experience III: 20th Century Leaders workbook. The tour engages high school students in following the voice and actions of Churchill as a leader, focusing on his allies and enemies through three wars. Students will better understand how a leader gathers evidence from his experiences and uses it to help shape the world's future.

1.5 - 2 hours

9-12, College

140

Language Arts, Social Studies

Scavenger Hunts

Self-guided tour with three worksheet options.

  • Grades PreK-3: Identify objects and pictures throughout the exhibit
  • Grades 4-8: Questions about Churchill's life and career
  • Grades 9-12, College: Fun and interesting questions about Churchill, Church of St. Mary, and the Berlin Wall

1 - 1 1/2 hours

K-12, College

140

Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Cultural Studies, Architecture

*These tours require pre-visit classroom activities to be done prior to students' arrival at the Museum. To view the lesson plans and workbooks, visit Teacher Resources.

 

Guided Tours

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

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.

Tour Name & Description

Tour Length

Grade(s)

Max # of students

Curricular connections

Walk in Churchill's Shoes Guided Tour

Build leadership skills with this team oriented workshop. The group will discuss what makes a good leader, create a working definition of leader/leadership, and discover Churchill's leadership style and how it changed through his lifetime.

1.5 - 2 hours

4-12, College

25

Language Arts,
Social Studies, Leadership

The Era of the Iron Curtain Guided Tour

A guided tour focusing on the events surrounding Churchill's 1946 Iron Curtain speech and the Cold War that followed. There is an optional paper assignment as a post-visit activity.

1.5 - 2 hours

9-12, College

25

Social Studies

Guided Video Tour

Students complete a worksheet while watching three key videos, pre-WWII, WWII, and Churchill's visit to Fulton. This tour is ideal for groups limited on time.

45 minutes - 1 hour

4-12, College

25

Social Studies

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.

Lunch Options

The Museum offers three lunch options for school groups.

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

Museum Rules

Photography: Flash photography is not allowed.

Restrooms: Public restrooms are available.

Museum Store: Students must be supervised when in the Museum gift shop.

Food & Drink: No food or drink, including gum, candy, or bottled water, is 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 discuss proper behavior for attending the Museum with students before arrival.

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