Kids Programs

Victorian Tea Party

During this two-hour program, your group can enjoy a Victorian tea party complete with sweet treats, learn about old-fashioned manners, make a special craft and visit the Victorian-era Martin Mitchell Mansion. This party is perfect for girls in kindergarten through 6th grade or as a mother/daughter outing. Attending brownie troops will complete the Manners Try-It.

Pricing & Date Availability

Victorian Tea Party programs are available year-round with reservation. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required and there is a guaranteed minimum of 12 youth ($216). Maximum capacity for this program is 30 participants, and there must be 1 Adult for every 4 youth in attendance.

Cost: $18 per youth (ages 4 to 17); $10 per adult (after the youth minimum is reached)

Time Travel Trip

Step back in time as you explore Naper Settlement. This self-guided tour allows you to follow the development of a typical northern Illinois town growing from a frontier outpost to a thriving agricultural and industrial center. Your trip includes demonstrations of 19th-century trades and lifestyles.

Pricing & Date Availability

Time Travel Trips are available April through October during the museum's open hours. No reservations are required. Recommended touring time is three hours minimum. Call for groups of 20 or more for a group rate; prepayment is required for a discount.

Cost: $5.50 per youth (ages 4 to 17); $8 per adult

Giddy Up

Saddle up and climb on your hobby horse as we clip-clop our way from the Blacksmith Shop to the Conestoga Wagon and sites throughout the museum campus. Our staff will guide your group to five stops during this engaging 90-minute program as they learn the importance of horses to farmers and settlers moving westward in the 1800s. This program can also be brought to your school or location.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how horses helped pioneers settle the prairie
  • Use movement, song, sound, smell, and touch to learn about the basic needs and care of the horse

Pricing & Date Availability

Giddy Up is available June through September. Reservations are required. The program's duration is approximately 90 minutes. There is a guaranteed minimum of 10 children required.

Cost: $7 per student (ages 4 to 7)


For information or reservations on the above programs, contact the Tour Coordinator at 630.420.6010.