School Tour Programs
For complete information on School Field Trips, please see the brochure. Click Here.
Preschool Field Trip
Preschoolers enjoy staff-led activities and a special museum tour.
Early Norfolk Field Trip
Take a trip back in time to Early Norfolk!
A Day in a One-Room Schoolhouse
Experience what a day was like in a one-room schoolhouse.
The History Experience Field Trip at the Elkhorn Valley Museum
Teachers can customize their field trip to suit their learning objectives. Choose from the following modules:
- Pioneer Life in the Dederman Cabin
- Old-Time School Days in the Dederman One-Room Schoolhouse
- Victorian Games
- The Mystery of The Cave in Verges Park
- Butter Making
- Museum Scavenger Hunt
- What is it?
- What Birds Do I See?
- **See, Touch, & Smell History: Pioneers & Herbs
Field Trip Admission Fees: $4/student, 1 free adult for every 10 students
$4/adult for additional adults More information here.
Picnic tables are available for lunch in the park. In the case of inclement weather, students may have lunch in the museum Auditorium.
Group Tours & Programs
Are you planning a trip to the Museum with your group or organization? Scheduled group visits begin with a welcome and orientation at the front of the museum. Groups can then take a self-guided tour of the museum and have the option of also touring the Dederman Schoolhouse, Dederman Cabin, and the Cave in Verges Park. Included with the Group Rate, your group also has the option of participating in one of the programs listed below.
Group Programs Available at the Elkhorn Valley Museum
For detailed descriptions and more information, click here for the Group Programs Brochure.
- One Room Schoolhouse
- Old-time Toys & Games
- Pioneer Life
- Night at our Museum
Bring the Elkhorn Valley Museum to your organization or business with an Outreach Program. $30 for nonprofit organizations, $50 for others. Click here for more information.
- Karl Stefan: Telegraph Man
- Karl Stefan II From Dots & Dashes to Congress
- Old-Time Toys & Games
Celebrate your child’s birthday with an exciting staff-led program at the Elkhorn Valley Museum. Click here for more information.
- I’m a Pioneer!
- B is for Birds
If you’re planning to bring a cake and/or a present exchange, you will need to rent the Affiliated Auditorium.
Fees for educational programs and group tours are $4 per participant during museum hours. ($30 Minimum, $5 per participant after hours) For children’s groups, one chaperone per group of 10 is free.
Old-Time Independence Day Picnic
July 4th, 11:30am-3:00pm
Travel back to the 1870s to celebrate the 4th of July during this Old-Time Independence Day Picnic. Bring your lunch for a picnic in the Museum’s Verges Park and enjoy the songs from the Civil War and Stephen Foster. The Settler’s Cabin and One-Room Schoolhouse will be open with old-time games and Victorian crafts for the children. FREE!
Donations are encouraged
August (Check the events calendar for dates and details!)
Celebrate the history of Northeast Nebraska on this day dedicated to the early pioneers! Enjoy touring the museum galleries, settler’s cabin, one-room schoolhouse, and cave. Go back in time with demonstrations of old-time crafts and activities. FREE!
Donations are encouraged
Johnny Carson’s Birthday Party
October 23rd, 5pm-7pm
Enjoy a special marathon of our favorite clips and episodes of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson starting at Noon. **On Exhibit just for this event: An entire additional exhibit case filled with Johnny memorabilia and the fascinating Carson Connection exhibit. ** Children’s birthday party activities 5pm-7pm and birthday cake at 6pm! Included with Museum Admission.
Trick or Treat in Haunted Verges Park
Part of Downtown Trick or Treating
Friendly trick-or-treating for the little ones at the Settler’s Cabin & One-Room Schoolhouse. Brave Trick-or-Treaters can venture into the haunted cave for a sweet treat.
Hot chocolate and popcorn for sale.