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School and group programs

Throughout the year, the Museum staff works with schools and other institutions to create customized tours and workshops. Groups from nursery, elementary and high schools, colleges, elder hostel and cultural touring organizations are among those served. Program content includes art, natural history and wildlife protection, and can be adapted to meet the needs of various audiences. Please browse the links at right for a sampling of programs offered, or design your own around the resources at the Museum.

School groups are charged an admission fee of $2.00 per student and an additional $1.50 per student materials fee for all programs except Time Flies and Owl Ecology, which have a materials fee of $3.00.  Teachers and chaperones are admitted free. Admission for adult tour groups is $5.00 per person, with free admission for group leaders. A discounted rate of $4.50 per person is offered for groups with 25 or more members with advance reservation and prepayment.  There is a $30.00 minimum charge for group programs.  Limited scholarship funds are available for school groups.  If reduced or waived fees would make it possible for your class to participate in our programs, please inquire.

The Gilley Workshop Wing is offered as a meeting place for non-profit groups for a basic fee of $75.00. Rates for private and business functions and/or use of other galleries are negotiable.

Groups are welcome to arrange a series of programs as well as one-time visits. If your group is unable to visit the Museum, outreach programs can sometimes be arranged.  Current mileage rate of .50/mile applies. Program rates vary. The Museum is open to groups by appointment, year-round. For more information, or to schedule a tour or program, please call us at (207) 244-7555 or email

  Oasis Birds
  My Changing Neighborhood
  Time Flies
  Birds in Myth and Legend
  Owl Ecology
  Special Programs PDF
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