Exhibit Tours

Exhibit Tours are led by highly-trained Museum Docents.

The objective of these tours is to complement lessons being learned in the classroom, and provide students an opportunity to gain an overview of all the wonderful content in our exhibits.

Cost: $4 per student
Length: 50 minutes
Times: 10:30 or 11:30 a.m., Monday – Friday

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 adult chaperone (18+ years) for every 10 students
  • Minimum of 10 students per program; maximum 30
  • Groups that exceed 30 students require multiple reservations
  • Group size per program may not exceed 33 guests

Grades 1-3

Animals of Wisconsin
Students get a chance to learn more about native animals to Wisconsin.

Butterfly Science
Explore the unique life cycle of butterflies and how they adapt to live in various environments.

Life in Africa
Focus on how the environment and natural resources affected the way the tribes and animals lived.

Life in the Arctic
Be introduced to the arctic environment, the lifestyle of Eskimos, and the characteristics of arctic animals.

Life in the Rainforest
Look at how weather impacts life in the rainforest and share fun facts about the different animals and plants that exist in the rainforest.

NATIVE AMERICAN TOURS
Tribes of Wisconsin
Explore the history and lifestyles of Native Americans in Wisconsin.

Compare and Contrast
Explore the similarities and differences among Native American tribes in various climates.


Grades 4-6

The Animals & Environment of Africa
Focus on how the environment and resources affected the way the tribes and animals lived.

The Animals & Environment of the Arctic
Focus on how Arctic Indians adapted to and survived within their extreme environment.

The Animals & Environment of the Rainforest
Focus on the biodiversity of the rainforest through an examination of the plants and animals it supports.

Crossroads of Civilization
Docents available to provide exhibit highlights.

Life in the European Village
Explore themes related to immigration, creation of society/community, and different ethnic cultures.

Life in the Third Planet
Focus on how scientists use geologic evidence to create models of change on planet Earth and its impact on the composition and diversity of plants and animals.

Pre-Columbian Civilizations
Look at how archaeologists use artifacts to develop information about pre-Columbian people’s everyday life and occupations.

Streets of Old Milwaukee Past & Present
Look at how life in Milwaukee has changed over the years.

NATIVE AMERICAN TOURS
Tribes of Wisconsin
Explore the history and lifestyles of Native Americans in Wisconsin.

Compare and Contrast
Explore the similarities and differences among Native American tribes in various climates.


Grades 7-9

Latin American Past and Present
Explore daily living and spiritual practices, and how each is impacted by environment and geography.

Milwaukee and the World
Learn about the many global influences on Milwaukee and the local people and products that had a world-wide impact.

The Rainforest and You
Explore how the plants and animals of the rainforest impact your daily life and how you can influence their survival.