Cost: Programs are free for Elmhurst and Bensenville schools. All other groups, please contact Jessie Wandersee, Supervisor of Education Services, at 630-530-6879 or via e-mail at
Download the 2019-2020 School Programs Brochure.
Student visits to the museum are planned by the museum staff and customized to teachers' and camp counselors' needs. Some of the featured in-house programs are:
Explore Elmhurst History
Museum staff will take your group on a guided tour of the museum's interactive Elmhurst history exhibit, "By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst." Through photos and artifacts from the Museum's collection, children will learn how Elmhurst became the thriving city it is today. Kids will act as history sleuths by participating in a scavenger hunt for interesting artifacts (Grade 2-5).
Exhibit tours for school groups and camps are also available for the museum's rotating schedule of original and traveling exhibits by appointment. An appropriate craft activity can be arranged and adapted to various groups.