Tours for groups of all ages and interests are available throughout the year by prior arrangement, although for some topics, such as gardening or farm animals, there will be more to see and do during the May 15 through October 15 season. Information about a variety of subjects is customized to suit different grade levels and to meet a surprising number of curriculum requirements. The museum has a wide selection of resources touching on most aspects of the community's cultural and natural history and museum staff/volunteers are pleased to work with teachers and others to create innovative and useful activities.
Group tours are customized to the requirements and interests of each particular group. We welcome calls to discuss your group's needs.
We can also arrange for classroom visits and talks on a variety of cultural and natural history topics. Artifacts, archival material and even small animals are frequently taken into the classroom.
In addition to school tours, the museum gives tours and sometimes arranges activities for many other youth groups. Groups such as Cubs and Guides, for instance, find opportunities to learn about and practice many of the skills necessary for their programs and badges. Additional charges will apply for these activites. Some groups enjoy butter churning, for instance. This must be pre-arranged and groups must plan to be on site for at least 1 1/2 hours.
For regular tours of the site, including buildings, gardens, and farm animals, or any combination of these.
To find out more, or to book your tour, please call 434-0222 or 462-0154.