Registration is required for all programs. To schedule your visit,
please contact the Education Department at (402) 444-5027 or email
Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance. The earlier
you reserve your field trip spot, the more likely we will be able to
Please plan ahead during busy times of the school year and have several possible dates in mind when scheduling your visit.
Groups of 25 or fewer will be kept as one group. Larger groups will be asked to divide and rotate among programs.
When making your reservation, please let us know of any special needs in
your group to allow us to best accommodate you and your students.
Fees for educational programs are $5 per student or $4 per student if
your school district participates in The Durham Education Association
program. One teacher per group of 20 is free. For information about The
Durham Education Association please contact Mick Hale at (402) 444-5027
or email email@example.com.
Coming to the Museum
Please plan on arriving 10 to 15 minutes before your program is
scheduled to begin. This will allow us to complete your group check-in
without cutting into your program time.
We ask that all buses park to the South of the flagpoles along the 10th
Street bridge. Parking is also available on the lower level of the
parking deck. However, staff and students have to enter through the main
doors on the 10th Street Level.
If you need to cancel your program or tour for any reason, please
contact the Education Department as soon as possible at (402) 444-5027.
Our preferred ratio is 1:10 (adults to children), but consider more adults for younger groups.
Students may visit the Museum Shop, Soda Fountain, or Candy Counter with
your permission and with adult supervision after the field trip has
ended. If you wish to allow students to buy lunch from the Soda
Fountain, please give advance notice upon registering for your visit.
Students and teachers are welcome to bring cameras to document their
visit. We ask that you do not use a flash, and that no pictures are
taken in Velde Hall (the temporary exhibits). Afterward, please share
your photos with us! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch space is available, but limited. If you wish to eat lunch in the
Suzanne and Walter Scott Great Hall please let us know upon reservation.
Teachers and adult chaperones are responsible for supervision.
Coats, lunches, and backpacks may be left on the benches in the Suzanne
and Walter Scott Great Hall. However, the museum is not responsible for
items left unattended.
Students who are members of The Durham Museum must pay for any scheduled
program because special staff and supplies are required. Chaperones may
use their membership card to gain admittance at no charge.
Durham Museum Education Department Staff
Mick Hale: Director of Education
Phone: 402-444-5071 Ext. 528
Molly Gruber: Education Outreach Manager
Phone: 402-444-5071 Ext. 562
Mike Irwin: Distance Learning Coordinator
Phone: 402-444-5071 Ext. 501
John Sullivan: Education Specialist
Phone: 402-444-5071 Ext. 561
Kathryn Mortensen: Education Programs Manager
Phone: 402-444-5071 Ext. 529