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Tours

The Grout Museum District offers guided and self guided tours for each of our Museum District properties, as well as various themed tours and special military reunion tours.





Adult Group Tours

Self-Guided

  • Iowa Veterans Museum/ Grout Museum: $8 (preferred choice of most group tour operators)
  • Special Veterans rate: $5
  • Bluedorn Science Imaginarium: $4 (Add a private science demonstration or planetarium show for an additional fee of $3 per person) 

Guided

  • Bluedorn Science Imaginarium (1 hr): $6
  • Rensselaer Russell House (1 hr): $6
  • Grout Museum (1hr): $6
  • Iowa Veterans Museum (2 hr): $6

Popular Group Tour & Military Reunion Tour Options

  • $12: Self-Guided Tour of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History and Science, Mini Sullivan Documentary, and popcorn & punch break. (2 hrs)
  • $12: Self-Guided Tour of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History and Science, Mini Sullivan Documentary, and coffee & donuts. (2 hrs)
  • $12: Behind the Scenes Collection Tour and Self-Guided tour of Grout Museum & Iowa Veterans Museum (2-3 hrs)
  • $22:* Self-Guided Tour of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History and Science, Mini Sullivan Documentary, and boxed lunch with gourmet cupcakes. (3 hrs) *Complimentary lobby slide show for all military reunions booked at least 2 months in advance. This is the most popular tour option for military reunions!
  • $30: Self-Guided Tour of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History and Science, Mini Sullivan Documentary, Guided Tour of the Rensselaer Russell House Museum, and a hot buffet with gourmet cupcakes. (3-4 hrs)     

Guidelines

  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail or packet detailing costs, maps and parking directions.
  • Submit one check for the full amount payable to the Grout Museum District. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are also accepted. 
  • Reservation must be made at least two weeks prior to tour.
  • Group tour operators are required to supply an approximate number of persons at least one week in advance. 
  • All group tours require a fifteen person minimum.
  • All Saturday tours must be self-guided unless otherwise negotiated directly with Director of Tourism.

Printable Adult Group Tour Informational Sheet available here.

Non-School Youth Group Tours

Must be a group of 15 or more

Special group rates are available for other youth groups not affiliated with a school (i.e.: Scouts, YMCA, daycare, clubs). Tours available during regular museum hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm. All guidelines apply (see School Tours). Prices are per museum site.

Contact the Director of Marketing & Tourism, Christy Decker