School Tours for Grades K through 12

Enrich your students’ learning experience with a trip to the Everhart Museum. We offer guided tours of our collections that include hands-on activities, for grades K through 12.

Costs include the tour, as well as admission to the Everhart Museum for the rest of the day!  Please note our weekday and weekend rates.  A 20% deposit is due one week prior to your visit.

For more information, contact the Everhart Museum at 570-346-7186 ext. 516 or email

2019 Tour Options

Recommended Grades: k-6th

Students will travel through each of the Everhart Museum’s permanent galleries exploring dental history through fossils, adaptation and a historic timeline of dentistry through the art and ethnographic collection. The tour will include a hands-on exploration of our handling collection, group collaboration and discussion. The tour includes a walk-through of the rocks and minerals gallery, fossil gallery, bird gallery and the fine art and ethnographic collection of the Everhart.

Recommended Grades: k-6th

The color tour provides students a glimpse into the history and science behind color. The tour includes an investigation of pigment, an exploration of how color occurs in nature, and an in-depth history of select colors in relationship to fine art and ethnographic items.  From Mummy Brown to Cochineal Red, students will go on a journey through time exploring the fundamentals of art, the origins of color, and how artists use them to evoke mood in their work. The tour includes a walk-through of the rocks and mineral gallery, the bird gallery and the fine art and ethnographic collection of the Everhart.

Recommended Grades: k-6th

Our Reflections & Perspectives tour offers elementary-aged students the opportunity to dive deeper into the Everhart’s Fine Art collection. Students will view 2-3 pieces of art and work with museum staff to complete art exploration guides. Students will also further develop their critical thinking and observation skills through group collaboration and discussion of the elements and principles of art. This tour is paired with 30 minutes of the fine art portion of the “Color as Communication” tour.

Recommended Grades: 7-12th

Our high school art appreciation tours offer students an in-depth look at 2-3 pieces of the Everhart’s fine art collection, juxtaposed with a current temporary exhibition. Students will be led by museum staff in group collaboration and discussion of each piece to explore the elements and principles of art, then through the current temporary exhibition to explore connecting themes. Students will be given art exploration guides to work through with museum staff.


Your group may choose from the following options:

(Group size 15- 90 children)
Option 1-  Guided Tour
$5 per student, $5 per chaperon
10:00a-11:30a + 30 minute lunch (BYO)

1.5-hours guided tours/lunch in Nay Aug Park

Option 2- Guided Tour & Gift Shop
$5 per student, $5 per chaperon

10:00a-12:00p + 30 minute lunch (BYO)
1.5-hours guided tours/gift shop/lunch in Nay Aug Park

Option 3- 2 Guided Tours
$10 per student, $10 per chaperon
10:00a-1:30a with a 30-minute lunch (BYO)
1.5 hour guided tours of the Museum/ lunch in Nay Aug Park/Additional Tour of Museum in the afternoon

(Groups larger than 90 may be done over several days OR on a morning and afternoon split schedule. Please call for summer schedule availability.)

Guided Tour Request Form (Required)

Please complete the form below to request a guided tour of the Everhart Museum. Requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
Guided Tours are available Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Tours of the Museum are approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the group size is limited to 100 students in the Museum at one time. Groups larger than 100 may book a half day at Nay Aug Park and a half day at the Museum.
This form is not a confirmation of the date and time, but a request. Your request will be processed a member of the educational staff will be in touch to confirm your booking. To ensure that your request has been received, please email with “tour request” in the subject line and your name, school and grade  in the body of the email.


An additional $2 per person will be charged for scheduled weekend tours.


Due to several events and programs run at the museum daily throughout the summer, guided tour times will change between the last week of June and second week of August.  Additionally, workshops options will not be available at this time.

All tours are subject to the availability of staff and the availability of the galleries.  Groups are encouraged to choose one or two alternative dates when planning.

(There is a minimum of 15 person(s) for group tours.  One chaperon will receive free admission for every ten students, and the tour rates above apply to all additional adults.  If group size is under 15 people, the group will still be invoiced for the minimum of 15).



In the event you must cancel your paid program reservation with us,  you will receive a refund as defined below:

1. There is a 20% non-refundable registration fee for all Museum programs.

2. Groups must submit the number of participants no later than one week before the visit.  Groups will be charged for this number of participants on the day of the program.  

3. Cancellations received in the six days before the visit will end in automatic forfeit of full payment and groups will be invoiced for the full amount.

4. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied to all groups that cancel a week or more prior to the visit.  This fee is in addition to the 20% registration fee.

5. Groups that need to postpone or change their original date, must call a week or more in advance to reschedule with no penalties.  

6. Groups that postpone or change their original date less than a week prior to visit will be charged the $25.00 cancellation fee in addition to the 20% security deposit that will remain on hold.