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Educational Field Trips

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Visits

Take an entertaining and informative journey as you join our museum educators in exploring the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. This adventure gives students the opportunity to learn about the entire length of the Mighty Mississippi, from the plants and animals that call it home to the men and women who live, and have lived, along its shores.

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium offers many unique ways to experience the Mississippi River at its finest.

The Two-Hour Tour

This exploration experience is a guided tour for the standard rate of $6.00 per student; this rate applies to groups with a minimum of 15 students. The tour includes our five aquariums, the Woodward Riverboat Museum, the Journey Theater, and the Norman Changing Exhibit Gallery. The two-hour tour is scheduled on the hour and half-hour. *One chaperone or teacher is required to accompany each group of 15 students.
*One chaperone or teacher must accompany each group of 15 students. Every chaperone or teacher per group of 15 students receives free admission. Additional adults are charged regular admission prices.

The Three-Hour Tour

This extended experience is a guided tour for the rate of $7.00 per student; this rate applies to groups with a minimum of 15 students. Our three-hour tour includes the five aquariums, the Woodward Riverboat Museum, the Journey Theater, the Norman Changing Exhibit Gallery, the Wetlands, and the William M. Black. (Due to any inclement weather the outdoor portion will be substituted with other pre-determined exhibits.) The Three-Hour Tour is available April 1st through October 31st.
*One chaperone or teacher must accompany each group of 15 students. Every chaperone or teacher per group of 15 students receives free admission. Additional adults are charged regular admission prices.

3D/4D Theater

The new immersion theater presents large-format 3-D sights and 4-D special effects including dramatic sound, wind, mist, seat movement, and smells of the on-screen action. This can be added to your tour for an additional rate of $2.00 per person with the minimum of 15 students.

Self Guided Tour

This tour allows your group to experience the entire Museum & Aquarium campus on your own for the standard rate of $6.00 per student; this rate applies to groups with minimum of 15 students.

College Group Rate

$10.00 per person - this rate is for teachers/chaperones and students.

Adult Chaperone/Teacher Group Rate

One adult admission is free for every 15 students. One adult chaperone is required for every 15 students. Adults will receive adult group rate of $11.50 per adult.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Group Sales and Marketing Coordinator Melissa Wersinger at (563) 557-9545 ext. 213/(800) 226-3369 ext. 213 or mwersinger@rivermuseum.com.

Special programs

Special programs may be arranged through the museum education department. Please contact the museum education department at (563) 557-9545, ext. 213. Special Programs include: overnight stays, stewardship and outreach programs, and birthday party alternatives.