Student Tours and Programs

In-depth exhibit tours and exceptional classroom education

In-depth exhibit tours and exceptional classroom education

Bring your students to the museum for guided exhibit tours and SOL-based programming inside the museum's classrooms! Programs cover a large variety of topics, including natural history, science, technology, engineering and math, while correlating to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Typical museum programs range from 20 to 60 minutes in length depending on what other group activities are requested. Exhibit tours are led by museum educators and interpreters and available to groups of 10 students or more. Lunch can be provided at the museum by the museum's PALEO Café, a pre-approved vendor, or students may bring their own lunches. Homeschool groups, daycares, and other types of educational classes are welcome.


Reservations are required and must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. To schedule a visit, call (276) 634-4187 or email

Admission Fees

For only $8 per student, students receive admission to the museum, a guided exhibit tour led by a museum interpreter, as well as an SOL-based program led by a skilled museum educator. Admission is free for teachers, chaperones (up to 1 chaperone for every 10 students), and bus drivers.


For a complete list of programs offered by the museum, please view our 2022-23 Education Program Guide (PDF). Each program is listed by title with a brief description and corresponding state standards. To learn about other programming opportunities not listed, or to discuss tailoring a program to meet your specific needs, please contact us at (276) 634-4187 or

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Please Visit Us Soon


Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

Blown away with the displays for a smaller museum. Also an incredible value. If you're passing through with a coupl...

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