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:
    • Adults - $6.50
    • Children (4-18) - $4.00
    • Senior Citizens (55+) - $4.00
    • Children 3 and under are free


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

Register for a Museum Tour

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Click here for Guidelines for Tours

Messiah University is no longer requiring students, employees or visitors—regardless of vaccination status—to wear masks on campus in most settings (with the exception of large indoor group gatherings, like standing in line in Lottie Dining Hall, in accord with Messiah’s congregate living environment and CDC guidelines). 

We strongly encourage unvaccinated visitors to protect their own health and that of the Messiah community by wearing a mask while indoors. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one.