Introducing a new, exciting tour opportunity for school groups!  This fall, we will offer an exclusive and immersive tour for students in grades 3-5.  The tour experience will include activities in each of our three buildings, the Blakemore Planetarium, the Historic Turner Mansion, and the Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum. Click here for a presentation of our new tour program!

Tours will only be offered on select Mondays in the fall (October - December) and the tours will begin promptly at 11am and end at 2:30pm, with a scheduled 30 minute lunch break.  The Museum campus is closed to visitors on Mondays, so the group will have private access to our buildings! The tour will include activities that are based on TEKS standards for science and creative expression.

Tour group size will be limited and will consist of no more than 30 students (not including chaperones and teachers).  School groups must have one teacher and one adult chaperone per 10 children.



The fall tour experience on Mondays is $5 per student and free for chaperones and teachers.  To book a tour or for more information, please contact us.  To request a separate Dome Show or Science on the Sphere experience only (not the full Monday tour), please contact the Planetarium at 432-237-9106 or via email.


Please refrain from running, screaming, or engaging in disruptive behavior inside of the facilities. Respect museum exhibits, facilities, and the experiences of others.  Courteous, kind, and respectful behavior is expected of everyone. Please follow posted signed and instructions from museum staff.

Holiday Blackout Dates: 

We will not be able to offer tours from November 28 through December 11, 2022.

Tours made possible by: 

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