The Neville Public Museum
Guided Tours 2019/2020
After 36 years our permanent exhibit will be temporarily closed from May 2019 until 2020 for much needed upgrades. During this major renovation two of our special exhibit galleries will remain open, and a handful of new smaller displays will also be available for you to see. Tour groups are welcome and encouraged to visit during this time!
During your visit you will spend time with a tour guide who will share some of the highlights of our current special exhibits, participate in an educational program of your choosing (see below for options) that takes place in our classroom space, and have self-guided time to explore the exhibits in smaller groups. Each of these components will last about 45 minutes, for a total of experience of about 2 hours. You may also reserve space to eat lunch for an additional 30 minutes.
How to Reserve a Tour
Three options of dates your group is available to visit
Your arrival time
The number of students and adults who will be attending
The grade level of your students
Which classroom activity you'd like to participate in (see below)
Whether you'd like to reserve our lunch space
- Schools, home school groups, and other youth organizations: $3 per youth and adult.
- Adult groups and organizations: $7 per person, with accompanying youth at $3
- Minimum group size: 10 students; maximum group size: 90 students. Groups smaller/larger are welcome to do a self-guided visit at the same per person rates as above
- Other rates may apply for customized tours and activities as requested.
People throughout history have all needed the same things: food, shelter, clothing, and entertainment. In this program students will learn about some of the different groups of people who have called Wisconsin home over the last 12,000 years and have a chance to handle some of the resources that helped those communities survive.
The world was very different 20,000 years ago…much of the Earth’s surface was covered with ice, giant animals roamed the land, and the first people populated the entire globe. Through a series of games and projects your students will learn about the struggles our early ancestors faced in this harsh environment.