School Programs & Field Trips

Bring Your School or Camp Group to Visit the Museum

The Elmhurst History Museum welcomes school groups, summer camps and other groups to the museum by appointment on weekdays.

Make a Reservation: Group visits may be arranged by calling (630) 833-1457 or fill out a group contact form.

Cost: Programs are free for Elmhurst and Bensenville schools. All other groups, please contact Jessie Wandersee, Supervisor of Education Services, at 630-530-6879 or via e-mail at for more information.

Museum Field Trip Options

Student visits to the museum are planned by the museum staff and customized to teachers' and camp counselors' needs. Some of the featured in-house programs are:

Explore Elmhurst History: Museum staff will take your group on a guided tour of the museum's interactive Elmhurst history exhibit, "By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst." Through photos and artifacts from the Museum's collection, children will learn how Elmhurst became the thriving city it is today. Kids will act as history sleuths by participating in a scavenger hunt for interesting artifacts (Grade 2-5).

Exhibit Tours: Exhibit tours for school groups and camps are also available for the museum's rotating schedule of original and traveling exhibits by appointment. An appropriate craft activity can be arranged and adapted to various groups.