Things to do in Appleton WI | Youth Tours | Museum of Glass | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Today’s hours: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
always free admission

Tours, Field Trips, Rentals

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and Winnebago County Health Department, face masks are OPTIONAL inside Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Thank you for your support.


For a unique, insider’s experience of the museum, we offer tours for youth and adult groups of ten or more. Our tours are conducted by our knowledgeable volunteer docents or a member of our staff. Tours require a minimum of ten participants and need to be arranged at least two weeks in advance of your visit. There is no cost for tours however, Donations are appreciated. Please call 920.751.4658 to arrange a tour.


Online tours of our collection are available anytime via Google Arts and Culture.


Guided tours for school-aged youth provide a general overview of Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass and explain how glass and paperweights are made. We will introduce students to our glass collections and the temporary glass exhibition. We tailor tours to be appropriate for all age levels.

K-6TH Grades: Adventures in Glass: Art, Science, & More
Take a journey through the world of the paperweight and the temporary exhibit. Tour guides will help you form meaningful connections with works of art by helping you to look carefully, think critically and pay attention to what you feel. These tours last approximately 1½ hours.

Middle and High School Grades:
A temporary exhibit focused tour with interactive writing and drawing activities. Paperweight tours can also be given. Recommended tour time is 1 to 1½ hours.


A tour guide will give your group a guided walking tour through our collections or the guide can simply introduce our collections to your group and then be available to answer questions in the galleries.


Teachers, students, and adult groups are welcome to independently explore the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. We encourage teachers to visit the museum prior to their student group visit as galleries and the artwork on view change throughout the year. Download our visitor guide


The Mabel R. McClanahan Memorial Study Gallery on the second floor of the museum is available for meeting rental. The room can seat up to 18 comfortably and up to 20 for a cozy meeting. The space is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for your presentation and designed for creative thinking. Please call 920.751.4658 for full and half-day rental rates, or to reserve your date.

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