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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 Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, and medieval Europe. This one-hour tour includes hand-on activities with Egyptian hieroglyphs, Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, Greek coins, Roman numerals, 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.

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

  • Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 22 for Christmas preparations

  • Thursday, November 28, due to Thanksgiving

  • Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10 due to the Glencairn Christmas Sing

  • Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25, due to Christmas