Guided Tours

Download the 2012-2013 Student and Educator Programs Catalog for Illinois Schools

If you are an out-of-state educator, click here for field trip programs and registration.

Educators, pardon our dust!

  • Our China Hall is currently disassembled. The artifacts will reappear as part of the Cyrus Tang Hall of China, a permanent exhibition scheduled to open by May 22, 2015.
  • The Shoe Wall will be temporarily covered with tarps for fire protection construction September 1-September 19, 2014.
  • The Rocks and Minerals cases will also be temporarily covered with tarps September 22-October 24, 2014.
  • Feel free to contact us at with any questions. 

Get a guided tour of some of the Museum's most fascinating exhibitions with our volunteer tour guides, and use their extensive knowledge to focus your field trip.

Availability: Guided Tours are available from October 7, 2013-May 9, 2014

Pre-registration is required for all Guided Tours. Maximum of 35 students per program or tour. See below for day, time, and grade availability.

Exhibition Days Times Grades ILS Goals
The Ancient Americas M, W, F 10:30am, 11:30am 4th - 12th 16, 18
Pawnee Earth Lodge M-F 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am 2nd - 12th 16, 18
Dinosaurs M, Th, F 10:30am and 11:30 3rd - 12th 12
Africa M 10:30am, 11:30am 4th - 12th 17
Indigenous Peoples of the Northwest Coast and Arctic M, Th 10:30am, 11:30am 3rd - 12th 17, 18
Ruatepupuke II: Maori Meeting House M 10:30am, 11:30am 4th - 12th 18
Inside Ancient Egypt M,W,Th,F 10:30am, 11:30am 5th - 12th 16, 18