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Plan a School Visit

Messy HandsPrograms are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

You are not registered until you receive a confirmation of your request from the museum.

Pre-registration is required for all school programs. Please make reservations as far in advance of the requested date and time as possible. Our February programs are especially popular during Black History month. All school programs are FREE of charge.

To book a tour, contact Michelle Edwards at 202.633.4639 or email. For workshops, email Vanessa Jones or call her at 202.633.4641.

To schedule an visit online, click the button below:

Plan a Visit


One adult chaperone (over 21 years old) must accompany every 15 high school students and every 10 students in elementary through junior high school. Failure to provide sufficient chaperones or to maintain order may result in the group being asked to leave the museum.

Upon Arrival

Present your confirmation slip to the staff member at the Information Desk. It is your proof of a scheduled tour or workshop. Your guide will meet your group at the Information Desk.

Running Late?

If a group is late, the activity will be modified to fit within the program time. Due to the large number of program requests we receive during the school year, cancellations must be made one week prior by phone; call 202.633.4639.


If you need to cancel your program, please notify the museum as soon as possible. Cancellations must be made by phone no less than one week prior to your scheduled program; call 202.633.4639 or 202.633.4632.

To schedule a tour, contact Michelle Edwards at 202.633.4639 or email.

Confirmation of your tour reservation, which serves as your official registration, will be emailed to you along with related educational materials.

Plan a Visit

School or Organization (required):

Contact Name (required)

Your Email (required):

Phone Number (required):

Address (required):

Number in Group:

Grade Level:

Please submit one form for each program request.

Tour you are requesting

Date of field trip:

If requested dates and/or times are not available, may we schedule your program for the earliest possible date? Yes No 

Dates that are not possible:

Do you need an interpreter for a deaf or hard-of-hearing audience? Yes No 

Does your group have any accessibility concerns?

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