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“Time Travelers”: A Family Backpack Tour

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Fun for all ages; recommended for ages 5-12.

Available on weekends at 1:45 pm, except from Friday, November 23, 2018, through Sunday, January 6, 2019 due to Christmas at Glencairn.

Tour also available by appointment. See below for closings information.

Please contact the Museum for reservations. Tour size is limited. If you arrive without a reservation and the tour is full you will be turned away. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend making a tour reservation. Please call 267.502.2990 when you are ready to schedule your tour or click here to book a tour via email.

Admission fees for tours
$10.00 Adults
$8.00 Seniors (65+)/Students with I.D.
Half price for Basic Members
Free for Gold and Patron Members and children 3 years and under
Other prices apply for group tours and tours by appointment.

Click here for additional visitor information.

Follow these links for more information about: MembershipEvents, Getting to the Museum and Parking.

About the Tour

A museum—like a time machine—is where the present meets the past. Travel with us to ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and medieval Europe. This one-hour tour includes hand-on activities with Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, Greek coins, and compasses. We’ll bring the backpack with supplies, you bring a sense of adventure and your deductive skills! The "Time Travelers" tour is recommended for ages 5-12. One adult for every three children is required.

Please Note: The “Time Travelers” Tour will not be available on the following dates:

  • Monday November 12 through Friday November 16, 2018 due to Christmas preparations

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018, due to the Christmas Sing concert

During "Christmas at Glencairn" the Highlights Tour is available on weekends at 3:00 pm or by appointment. "Christmas at Glencairn" runs from the day after Thanksgiving through approximately the first Sunday in January. The Museum will be closed to tours December 10 and 11, and 24 and 25, 2018.

The Museum is closed Mondays (except during the Christmas season). The Museum will also be closed:

  • Thursday, November 22, 2018, due to Thanksgiving

  • Monday, December 10, 2018, due to the Christmas Sing concert

  • Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018, due to Christmas