Field Trip Request Form
Every effort is taken to ensure school groups receive guided tours of the exhibits and grounds. However, the program for guides is volunteer based and a volunteer may not be available for your tour. Please be prepared to lead your group through the museum galleries, School Field Trip Guide.
School tours normally last 3 3/4 hours and typically include:
- 1-hour tour in the Museum
- 1-hour tour of the National Historic Site
- 30-minute film on the life of Herbert Hoover
- 15-minute visit to the grave-site of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover
- 15-minute visit to the Museum gift shop
- 45-minutes for lunch in a picnic shelter
There is also an optional 30-minute self-guided Prairie Walk on the historic site's 81-acre tall-grass prairie. The trail ends at Hoover's grave-site, so this option would be in lieu of the standard 15-minute grave-site visit.
You may choose to participate in all of these activities, or omit any based on your preference or time constraints.
School Group Admission Policy: Teacher and students are free. One chaperon for every 10 students will be granted free admission. Any chaperons exceeding the 10 to 1 ratio must pay full admission.
Home School: One adult per family will be granted free admission, if the group schedules in advance. All other adults in the group must pay full admission.