Museum PROGRAMS

The Downers Grove Museum offers a variety of year-round educational and entertaining programming for all ages. Museum programs include exhibit-related workshops and events, craft workshops, holiday programs, and annual free events. Participants can explore local history while interacting with knowledgeable staff and volunteers.

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GROUP PROGRAMS

Bring your group to the Downers Grove Museum! Programs are 1 or 2 hours in length depending on the program and can be tailored for adult and kid groups. Call 630-963-1309 to book your program today!

Museum Methods

2-hour program, $40 for up to 10 people; $3 per person over 10

Get an inside look at the Downers Grove Museum while learning how museums preserve and exhibit their collections! Find out what happens after an object is donated and learn about object handling, cataloging, and preservation.

Archaeology 101

2-hour program, $40 for up to 10 people; $3 per person over 10

Do you 'dig' the past? Then come explore the techniques archaeologists use to uncover the past at the Downers Grove Museum!

Victorian House Walk

2-hour program, $40 for up to 15 people; $3 per person over 10

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Victorian homes along Maple Avenue while learning about Victorian architectural styles. Please dress for the weather.

Go Behind-the-Scenes!

1-hour program, $25 for up to 10 people; $2 per person over 10

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the DG Museum! Follow the Museum Curator through public and private museum spaces learning about our collections and exhibits.

Main Street Cemetery Walk

1-hour program, $25 for up to 15 people; $2 per person over 10

Enjoy a stroll through Downers Grove's historic Main Street Cemetery while learning about some of the prominent people buried there. Please dress for the weather.

Victorian Downers Grove

1-hour program, $25 for up to 10 people; $2 per person over 10

Explore what life was like in Downers Grove in the 1890's! Take a tour of the historic Victorian Blodgett House and complete a trivia scavenger hunt.


GROUP TOURS

Bring your class or group to the Downers Grove Museum! Learn about the pivotal beginnings of Downers Grove through the story of the Blodgett family. Learn about settling in Downers Grove, interacting with local Native Americans, and living in the Pioneer and Victorian periods. During your guided tour, you'll visit the foot print of the Blodgett family cabin, discuss the 1850's and the Pioneer Blodgett House, and learn about the 1890's inside of the Victorian Blodgett House. Tours are one-hour in length. Call the Museum at 630-963-1309 to book your tour today!

School Tours

One class per 1-hour tour, $45 per class

Tuesday - Friday : 9 am to 1 pm

Group Tours

$25 for up to 10 people; $2 per person over 10

Tuesday - Friday: 1 to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm