Tour FAQ

All guided and self-guided groups must make advance reservations. Reservations are made on a first-come, first served basis, and should be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit; allow five to six weeks if you are planning to visit from April to June. Please have several alternative dates and times in mind.


Confirmation

All groups will receive written confirmation within ten days after their reservation is made. Please review the confirmation and notify the Interpretive Programs Department of any necessary changes.


Cancellations

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call the Interpretive Programs Department as soon as possible so that other groups on our waiting list can be contacted. Groups that do not show up for scheduled tours will be assessed a $25 fee. See cancellation policy under “group tours” page.


Payment

Payment in full for all guided and self-guided visits is requested on the day of your visit and may be made by check, credit card, or cash upon check-in. Please give the cashier an exact count of all children and adults in your group no later than one week before your visit. See cancellation policy under “group tours” page. Payment includes admission to the Museum for the rest of the day.


Self-Guided Tours

Teachers interested in taking their classes on individual self-guided tours of the Everhart Museum may do so during regular public hours (M, Th, Fri, 12:00 to 4:00 pm) and for regular admission ($3/student, $7/adult). Due to possible conflicts of time and space, self-guided tours are asked to follow the same reservation procedure as scheduling any other group visit. We also ask that there be at least one adult chaperon for every ten students.


Parking

Buses can drop off school groups at the parking lot to the right of the Museum, and may remain there (space permitting) for the duration of the tour. Groups are asked to come to the front steps of the Museum and wait outside the doors where their tour leaders will meet them. An accessible entrance is available at the rear of the Museum.


Arrival

Upon arrival, the group leader will check in at the Museum’s administrative offices. Students will be assembled into groups outside the Museum and wait until the group leader has completed checking in. Please time your arrival as closely as possible to your tour time; ten minutes early is ideal. Classes that arrive late may receive an abbreviated lesson. A group arriving more than 30 minutes late may not receive instruction or a tour.


Group Size

A group consists of at least 15 persons, and is limited to approximately 100 students. We recommend children in your group wear distinctive nametags including the school’s/organization’s name and youth’s name.


Chaperons

The price for guided and self-guided gallery visits includes one adult per ten students. Additional adults must pay the regular admission charge of $7. Adult chaperons must attend to the group at all times and are responsible for maintaining discipline and order within their group. Chaperons are asked not to bring younger children with them.


Rules

Please make sure chaperones and students are aware of the museum’s rules:

  • Visitors should use a “library voice” throughout the Museum.
  • Visitors are not to touch any of the Museum’s collection.
  • No food, candy, or beverage is permitted in any area of the Museum.
  • Students must remain with the group at all times.

Lunch

Unfortunately, there is no available eating facility in the Museum. Nay Aug Park surrounds the Museum and has a pavilion with picnic tables available for groups. Please ask us when scheduling to contact the Scranton Parks Department for you. If students bring bag lunches, we will hold them until lunchtime.


Museum Shop

The Museum Shop offers children’s merchandise such as postcards, Everhart memorabilia, art supplies, musical instruments, and toys. We recommend you add ½-hour to your scheduled tour to accommodate the gift shop. Teachers and chaperones must supervise both students in the shop and those not shopping. Please make students aware that sales tax will be added to their purchases.


Educator’s Discount

The Everhart offers a discounted Academic Membership to all educators ($25/person). Membership brings access to unique, historical, and absorbing artifacts, ranging from Everhart’s aviary to the ancient world. Please click here to see details on Museum membership.

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