You are always welcome to explore the museum on your own, but if you need a more formal outing, we offer tours for youth and adults.
Please call 920.751.4658 to arrange a tour. For a look at the museum before your visit, take a virtual tour on Google Arts and Culture.
Guided tours for school-aged youth provide a general overview of Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass and explain how glass and paperweights are made. We will introduce students to our glass collections and the temporary glass exhibition. We tailor tours to be appropriate for all age levels.
ADVENTURES IN GLASS: ART, SCIENCE & MORE K-6TH GRADES
Take a journey through the world of the paperweight and the temporary exhibit. Tour guides will help you form meaningful connections with works of art by helping you to look carefully, think critically and pay attention to what you feel. These tours last approximately 1½ hours.
CUSTOM TOUR RECOMMENDED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
Temporary exhibit focused tour with interactive writing and drawing activities. Paperweight tours can also be given. Recommended tour time is 1 to 1½ hours.
Youth tours need to be arranged at least two weeks in advance of your visit. There is no cost for youth tours. Donations are appreciated. Please call 920.751.4658 to arrange a tour.
A tour guide will give your group a guided walking tour through our collections or the guide can simply introduce our collections to your group and then be available to answer questions in the galleries.
Adult guided tours need to be arranged at least two weeks in advance of your visit. The cost for a guided tour is $6 per person with a minimum of ten people. Please call 920.751.4658 to arrange your guided tour.
Teachers, students and adult groups are welcome to independently explore the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. We encourage teachers to visit the museum prior to their student group visit, as galleries and the artwork on view change throughout the year. Download our visitor guide and museum map.
The Mabel R. McClanahan Memorial Study Gallery on the second floor of the museum is available for meeting rental. The room can seat up to 18 comfortably and up to 20 for a cozy meeting. The space is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for your presentation and designed for creative thinking. Room rental begins at $500 for the day. Half-day rates are available.