The NAWCC Museum and Library & Research Center are currently open. Please check the Visiting Schedule for Days and Hours at the bottom of the Visit Page.
The NAWCC Museum and Library & Research Center are currently open.
Please check the Visiting Schedule for Days and Hours at the bottom of the Visit Page.
Groups of 10 or more people can enjoy a guided tour of the Museum led by an experienced docent. Docents infuse each tour with fun facts and history not included on exhibit labels. Docents also answer questions and share insights into how timekeeping has changed civilization.
Why are European clocks more ornate than American clocks? Why were early clocks difficult to mass-produce? How do clocks affect transportation safety? Docents share answers to these and many more questions with their groups.
Scheduling a group tour not only gives Museum visitors a discount on admission, but also gives them the chance to learn and enjoy more from their visit.
Contact us for more information about scheduling a group or educational tour, or fill out the online form below.
Because education is the NAWCC’s most important mission, the Museum offers educational programs to groups of all ages. School, Scouting, youth, camp, and other groups can enjoy hands-on, interactive programs on a variety of timekeeping topics.
Cost: $5 per student
Suggested Length: 1–2 hours
For this program, teachers create their own tour of the Museum, focusing on the exhibits or timekeeping concepts of their choosing.
*One free pass is available for any teacher or group leader to visit the Museum before bringing their group.
Cost: $6 per student
Length: 1.5 hours
Museum docents guide students as they explore exhibits. A scavenger hunt may be included.
Grades: K-adult (Limit of 10 students)
Cost: $8 or $10 per student depending on clock design*
Length: 2 hours
Museum docents teach participants how to make their own custom clock to take home. For more information, including clock choices, visit the Make-a-Clock Workshop page.
Time and Season*
Cost: $7 per student
Length: 1.5–2 hours
Museum docents lead students on an exploration of ways that different cultures, from Ancient Egyptians to Modern Americans, kept time. Students make their own hourglass to take home. A guided tour may be included.
*Free pre-visit study guide materials are available for teachers and group leaders.
Parents, teachers, and group leaders helping students to learn more about horology or to try timekeeping experiments at home can visit:
- National Institute of Standards and Technology “A Walk Through Time”
- The Science Channel’s Exploring Time Series
- Timekeeping Activities
- Coloring Pages
Request a Group Tour
To request a Group or Educational Tour, please fill out the form below.