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Group Visits and Custom Tours

Reservations need to be made at least two weeks in advance and payment is due one week prior to your visit. Once your request has been confirmed, you will receive a confirmation and invoice via email.
For questions, email tours@nbm.org.

Group General Admission

Group rates for the Museum's exhibitions are available for groups of ten people or more by making a reservation.

  • General admission: $5 per person
  • For groups interested in the interactive exhibition PLAY WORK BUILD, please indicate this on your request form. Each reserved time slot is 1 hour long.
  • For groups interested in the interactive exhibition Building Zone (geared for 2 to 6-year-olds), please be advised that it CANNOT be reserved in advance. If space is available on the day of your visit, you may request a timed entry. Please note that only 15 people (children and adults) per group may enter during each timed entry.

Docent Led Tours

Custom tours are led by trained docents who provide in-depth knowledge about the Museum's historic building and exhibitions.

Docent led tours take 45-60 minutes and can accomodate a maximum of 20 people. The cost is $35 per tour. Exhibition tours require an additional $5 per person. If you are interested in curator led tours, please contact the tour office

Current docent led tour options:

Historic Building tour  House & Home exhibition tour
Inaugural Ball tour  Small Stories exhibition tour
 Timber City exhibtion tour (tours beginning in mid-October)  

Discovery Carts

Custom discovery carts are led by trained docents and provide hands-on explainations of building materials and building methods.

Discovery carts take 30-45 minutes and can accomodate a maximum of 25 people per cart. The cost is $35 per cart.

For children ages 3-5: For children ages 5 and older:
Three Little Pigs Storytime Arches & Trusses
  Bridging the Gap

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