After extensive building renovations, field trips will resume in late May 2024.
Field trip scheduling is dependent on staff availability.

Children sitting in a group during a school tour of the museum.

Enrich and expand your curriculum in a fun and memorable way with a field trip to the African American Museum of Iowa. During this hands-on, on-site learning experience, students will:

  • Make a first-hand connection to history
  • Strengthen observation and critical thinking skills
  • Learn tolerance and historical empathy
  • Benefit from exposure to diverse ideas
  • Expand their awareness of their own community

Field Trip Guidelines

Field trips are available Monday through Friday, between the hours of  9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Learning Safari hands-on workshops are recommended for PreK through second grade. Gallery tours are recommended for grades 3 and above.

We recommend groups of the following sizes:

  • Grades PreK-5: 10 to 25 students
  • Grades 6–8: 10 to 30 students
  • Grades 9–12: 10 to 30 students

The per student cost is $4.50 for a guided tour of one exhibit and $1 for each additional guided exhibit tour, workshop, and/or activity. We offer free admission to two chaperones for every 15 students. Additional chaperones are permitted at the regular adult admission rate of $6 per person.

Field trip groups needing a lunch space may reserve the Museum’s Celebration Hall, subject to staff approval and availability. Information and rates for both spaces can be found here.

Tours must be scheduled at least seven days in advance. To request a field trip, submit the form below.

Children sitting in a group raising their hands during a school tour of the museum.

Request A Field Trip

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    School Groups Only