​Self Exploration 
Students will experience a self-guided tour of the Museum’s current exhibits. Using exploration activity sheets (available upon request), we encourage groups to discover our exhibits at their own pace. All groups receive an orientation to the museums and exhibits upon arrival.
Program Length: Since this tour is at your own pace, the length can vary; however, we recommend a minimum of 1.5-2 hours to visit the entire museum.
Capacity: Up to 90 students.
Recommended for any grade.

School Group Rate:
$3.50 per student
1 chaperone per 8 students is free. Additional chaperones pay the adult group rate. 
Home School families qualify for this rate with 20 or more students, and one adult per 8 paying students is free.

Optional lunch room reservation: $20

Open Friday - Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Museum Visit

Add-on Tours
In addition to the self-exploration of the museum, school groups can add on one of the following programs for $1 per child. If your group size exceeds 25 students, we can work with you to divide the group and schedule programs accordingly. All guided tours are about 30 minutes long.

Fox Cities ABCs 
Join us for a tour of our newest exhibit: Fox Cities ABCs. Students will explore how transportation, communication, and recreation have changed over time. Other topics students may discuss include immigration, elections, and American culture. 

Recommended for grades 2-5. 

Hometown Houdini
Students will take a guided tour through our AKA Houdini exhibit, discovering fun facts about Houdini’s career, family, and childhood in Appleton.  Feel free to download our
curriculum guide for use in the classroom.
Recommended for grades 2-5.

Model Train Presentation
Join History Museum volunteer Gordon Lind as you explore the model train in our Tools of Change exhibit. Gordon spent 19 years building this train to look like Appleton did in 1951. Look for iconic Appleton buildings, find the firemen getting the cat out of the tree, and listen to Gordon's experiences building the train. 
Recommended for any age.

​​Behind the Scenes Tour
Students get a chance to see the Museum’s collections storage rooms—usually off-limits to visitors—and learn what the Museum collects and how we preserve the artifacts that we use in our exhibits.
Capacity: Up to 25 students at a time
Recommended for grades 6-12.