Prepare For Your Day

Teachers | Chaperones | Students

Before You Come

  • Give a copy of your schedule to all the teachers coming with your group.
  • Assign students to specific chaperones. A ratio of one chaperone for every five students is recommended. One chaperone per five students is admitted free during your Mill City Museum visit.
  • Make name tags for your students.
  • Make copies of directions and parking information for bus drivers and chaperones.

Prepare Your Chaperones

  • Preview: send them the link to the Chaperone page to get them excited about their day.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the conduct of the students they are accompanying. Mill City Museum requires that students and chaperones remain together at all times.

Prepare Your Students


Mill City Museum welcomes all visitors and strives to make everyone's visit a positive experience. Please let us know if your group has anyone with special accommodation needs. Call 1-888-387-5008 to discuss your access needs.

  • Auxiliary aids or services, including sign language interpreters, are available with two weeks' notice
  • Limited number of wheelchairs are available on site for use during your visit
  • Private spaces and restrooms are available for diaper changing and tube feeding
  • More about Mill City Museum accessibility

The Day of Your Visit

Students eating lunch

  • Bag or box lunches together by group number for ease of distribution.
  • Give bus drivers directions and parking map.
  • Give chaperones a list of the students in their group and scheduled activities.

When You Arrive at Mill City Museum

  • Unload buses at the red meters in front of Mill City Museum’s South 2nd Street entrance. See directions.
  • Staff will greet your group upon arrival at the South 2nd Street entrance and bring students, coats, and lunches to the MacMillan Education Center to begin your experience.
  • Give an accurate count of the number of students and adults to the School Programs Facilitator.
  • Students will enjoy a brief orientation before starting their exploration.
  • Late arrival may impact your group’s schedule and activities for the day. Running late? Please call 1-888-387-5008.