Are you looking for an interactive learning experience for your students to augment your classroom curriculum? The Museum is an award winning educational institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and offers FREE hands-on, educational programming for grades pre-K through college.
The Harriet Fuller Rust Education Endowment funds admission fees for all pre-arranged educational tours and for all individual students using the Museum's resources for class assignments. Donations are always gratefully accepted!
All programs meet Illinois State Board of Education learning goals in several subjects and are taught by the Museum's Director of Education and Education Program Coordinator.
Group reservations are required at least three weeks in advance. April/May and November/December are our busiest times, so plan ahead!
Tours are booked between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Programs generally run between 60 and 90 minutes, but can be tailored to fit individual class schedules. Limited program changes and time adjustments may be made with advanced notice. Following your phone call or email reservation, a confirmation letter will be mailed to the addressed provided. Any cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the program.
A minimum of one chaperone is required for every 10 students. Chaperones are expected to help students with activities and must assist with discipline. Chaperones should not bring additional children to school programs and must turn off or mute cell phones the entire time.
Parking in front of the Museum is limited to 90 minutes and is strictly enforced by the City of Bloomington. If traveling by car, we suggest you park in the free 4-hour parking deck on Market Street (lower level). Buses and school vans may park in our loading zone on the north side of Washington Street for the duration of the program. Bus drivers are welcome to tour the Museum while they wait.
To schedule a program or for more information, please call or email:
Candace Summers, Director of Education, Hannah Johnson, Education Program Coordinator, or Anthony Bowman, Outreach Program Coordinator
309-827-0428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to download a copy of our Fieldtrip Guide.
Learning Goals 1A, 4A, 4B, 12B, 15B, 16, 17C, 18C
Learning Goals: 1A, 4, 15, 17C
Learning Goals: 1A, 4A, 15, 16, 17, 18
1, 5, 14D, 16
Learning Goals: 4, 9, 16, 25A, 27B
Learning Goals: 4, 16, 18
Contact the Museum Education Department by phone at 309-827-0428, or by email at email@example.com, and Museum Staff will work with you to create customized resources or experiences that meet your educational needs.