The Oakes Museum will be opening for Summer 2021!

Museum Tours 

“The tour leader did a fantastic job! The tour was interesting and funny. Thanks!”

- Visitor 


Groups of all ages are invited to experience an engaging, guided tour of the Oakes Museum of Natural History.  Museum docents will guide your group through both the African and North American floors.

Museum tours are perfect for extended families, senior citizen outings, Sunday School classes, small groups, or clubs.

Tours can be scheduled during the week or on weekends.  

The Oakes Museum of Natural History is handicapped accessible.

  • 1.5 – 2 hours 
  • Minimum of 15 participants, Maximum 40 participants
  • Museum admission pricing applies 

Starting June 1, 2021, we will schedule field trips and tours with the following guidelines:

  • Visitors must wear a cloth mask over their mouth and nose at all times.
  • Visitors must stay socially distant from each other.   

Museum staff will:

  • Wear a cloth mask over their mouth and nose at all times.
  • Stay socially distant from visitors at all times.
  • Wipe down any touched surfaces after use.

Visitor safety is our highest priority. Messiah University reserves the right modify guidelines and/or cancel visits if necessary in order to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations.


  • Children (up to 18) - $4.00
  • Adults - $6.50

Register for a Museum Tour

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