School Tours

Nevada Historical Society
School Tours

Kristina Hornback
Curator of Education
775-688-1190 ext. 224

Group of school children, 1880s.

Booking a Fieldtrip

Are you wanting to schedule a free fieldtrip to Nevada’s oldest museum?

School field trips can be scheduled Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. 

If you have any questions, please email our Curator of Education.

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable field trip. NHS looks forward to seeing you soon!

Make sure to check out our online education history videos, click here.

Reimbursement funding is currently unavailable for the 2023-2024 school year.
If you have any questions, please email our Curator of Education.

Planning Your Trip

A field trip to the Nevada Historical Society can be integrated into Nevada history units throughout the year.

Museum exhibits give students the opportunity to ask questions about the past and find their own answers. The Nevada Historical Society is currently the only history museum in Reno that offers tours to school groups free of charge.

Nevada Historical Society Docents give a general tour of Nevada History in our informative galleries. If you would like the field trip to emphasize a specific aspect of Nevada history, please let us know when you make your field trip arrangements, and we will attempt to accommodate you.

Things to Keep in Mind:

Tours at the Nevada Historical Society are subject to availability of volunteers. Please have a date and time in mind for your visit, and one or two alternate dates when scheduling your tour.  The months of October and May are particularly busy months for field trips, so we ask that you make reservations for those months as far in advance as possible.

We can accommodate up to 60 students. Tours last from 45 minutes to 2 hours based on the size of the group and age of the children. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your tour.

Students must stay with their chaperones or teacher before, during, and after the tour, whether in the galleries, museum store, restrooms, or near the museum entrance.

The minimum supervision requirement for school and youth groups, preschool through high school, is one adult chaperone for every six students.

For more information, please review the Museum Etiquette.