Student Tours and Programs

What We Offer

Interpretive tours offer age-appropriate, in-depth overviews of the museum's exhibits. Tours are available to groups of 10 students or more. Programs cover a large variety of topics, including natural history, science, technology, engineering and math, and are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Programs presented at the museum are 20 to 60 minutes-long, depending on what other group activities are requested. Lunch can be provided at the museum by the museum's PALEO Cafe, 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)634-4185 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.


The museum offers a wide variety of Virginia Standards of Learning-based educational programming. 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)634-4185 or


Education Program Guide
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