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You will receive an email confirmation once your Museum tour is scheduled. April-May and September-October are our busiest months for school tours. Please schedule early in the year to ensure your preferred date and time are available.

Planning Your Visit:
Your group will only have start times scheduled for the Museum (one hour) and Historic Site (one hour). You may schedule any of the following activities at your leisure:

  • biography of Herbert Hoover, a 30 minute film that runs on the hour, every hour
  • tour of the temporary exhibits in the Museum
  • visit to the grave-site of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover
  • visit to the Museum gift shop
  • lunch in a picnic shelter
  • self-guided Prairie Walk

Every effort is taken to ensure school groups receive guided tours of the exhibits and grounds. However, the program for guides is volunteer based and a volunteer may not be available for your tour. Please be prepared to lead your group through the museum galleries by using the School Field Trip Guide.

School Field Trip Guide

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Field Trip Teacher Guide

STEM Day at the Hoover Museum

Accessibility: The Museum is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact us ahead of time if you have a student with special needs.

School Group Admission Policy:  Teacher and students are free.  One chaperon for every 10 students will be granted free admission.  Any chaperons exceeding the 10 to 1 ratio must pay full admission.
Home School:  One adult per family will be granted free admission, if the group schedules in advance.  All other adults in the group must pay full admission.


Activities for Students

Scavenger Hunt

If I Were President


Article II of the Constitution

Programs Offered

Build a Museum Exhibit

Talk with an Archivist

Presidential Reading Program

Archive Activities

Laura Ingalls Wilder


Teacher Benefits:

  • Free admission during the year.*
  • Research assistance for lesson plans.
  • Access to professional development workshops offered throughout the year.
  • Free distance learning for classes.
  • Free outreach visits for classes.

*Additional visitors must pay general admission. This does not include admission to public programs or special events. Free admission is only valid at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum with school identification. Valid for Iowa teachers and teachers from Illinois who have scheduled a Field Trip at the Hoover Museum.

School busBus Travel Grant Program, Hoover Library Foundation.

2016-2017 Bus Grant Program, Silos and Smokestacks

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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358 | 319-643-5301