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Reserve A Group Tour

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, please fill out the form below and send it to us. For workshops, please email Vanessa Jones or call her at 202.633.4641.


  • Choose a group tour and day that works for your group. In order to book a tour you must have a minimum of 15 people in our group
  • Submit a request at least three weeks in advance using the online form.
  • – If you are unable to submit the form online, print and fax it to 202.357.4879, attention: Michelle Edwards.
    – Submitting a form does not guarantee a reservation.

Plan your 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

List your first, second, and third choice for a tour day and time below. Free guided tours are available for student and adult groups every day except Federal holidays.

Please enter the date in this format (YYYY-MM-DD or 2013-04-08). Failing to do so will generate an error.

First choice date:
Second choice date:
Third choice date:

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?

Additional information:

How does the tour you requested relate to classroom curriculum or any current assignments?

Please help us get to know your class/group!
(Suggestions: In 1–2 sentences, introduce your group to us, including any special needs, abilities, or interests, what makes your school or class unique, and/or why you're going on this field trip.)

REMEMBER: Please enter the date in this format (YYYY-MM-DD or 2013-04-08). Failing to do so will generate an error.

Please enter the following code: captcha


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 email.


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

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