Museum Hours: 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (by appointment only)
Group size: tour group size limited to 15 including teachers and chaperones. (Additional visitors over this maximum must remain outside the Museum in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria during the tour.)
Age requirements: students must be in 3rd grade or above (at least 8 years old).
Student tour groups must include at least one teacher or chaperone (2 if more than 9 students).
Visitors may not touch any of the specimens on display or in Museum collections.
Food and drink are not allowed in the Museum.
Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum without prior permission of the Curator.
Photographs cannot be published, sold, distributed, or otherwise commercially used without prior authorization.
Whenever possible, leave backpacks and other large bags at home or in your vehicle.
Please put phones on silent and refrain from answering calls during your visit.
Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of their groups at all times—make sure students understand and observe the guidelines listed above.
Chaperones must be 18 years of age or older.
Stay with your assigned group throughout the Museum visit and know where group members are at all times.
Avoid side conversations with other students or adults when on a guided tour.
Attend promptly to any student causing a disruption; if necessary, remove disruptive students from the museum until the tour is complete.
In case a student becomes ill, attend to the needs of the student.
In case of severe weather or a fire emergency, follow instructions given by the museum staff.