School Programs

School Programs,

School Programs - Coming Soon

School Programs

The Museum offers a variety of school programs for ages ranging from Pre-K to 8th grade. These programs are designed to be fun, interactive and meet the educational standards of the State of Illinois. Each program also includes a Teacher Packet complete with the program overview and pre- and post-visit lesson ideas. 

High school programs are in the development phase and will launch soon!

School Programs

Booking a Program

Programs can be booked Tuesday through Friday 9am-3pm. Please schedule at least four weeks in advance. To book a program, complete the Education Booking Form below or call the Museum at 847-439-3994 and provide the following information:

  • Name of school and teacher
  • Daytime phone number
  • Name of program interest
  • Top three dates/times requested
  • Group size and grade level
    • Farm Tales maximum is 45 students.
    • WWII and the Home Front maximum is 30 students.
    • All other programs maximum is 60 students.

Program Fees and Cancellations

Farm Tales programs are $1.00 per student. All other programs are $5.00 per student. A maximum of six (6) adults will be allowed to attend for free. Additional adults will be charged $2.00 per person. There must be one adult per ten students.

Outreach programs are $25.00 per class (up to 35 students). Schools outside of Elk Grove will be charged for mileage.

To cancel a program, teachers should call 847-439-3994 to reschedule the trip based on availability. Please allow a 48-hour notice.

Outreach: Bring History to You!

If you can't come to the museum, we can come to you! All of our programs can be adapted to be taught right in your classroom. Separate fees may apply. Please see the Program Fees section for details.

Subscribe to Our E-Mail List

Teachers and educators can subscribe to our e-mail list to stay up to date on the latest offerings at the Museum. Select "School/Education programs" to indicate your interest.