$5.00 per student (School/ Youth K-12)
$10.00 per person (Higher Education and Adult, Non-School Groups)
After-hours group tours can be arranged for groups of 10 or more at a higher fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reservations Are Required
Field trips and student programs are only available for groups of 10 or more that register at least 14 days prior to the visit date. Please note that pre-registration for field trips is required. Groups that come to the Museum without pre-registration will pay the standard admission rate.
School Field Trips
The International Museum of Surgical Science is housed in a historic mansion on Lake Shore Drive. It features exhibits from around the world that trace the fascinating story of surgery’s development through the ages.
The Museum’s collections, appropriate for grades 5 and up, include art and artifacts that deal with surgery as well as history, science, health, and cultural studies. A field trip to the Museum can be used to complement classroom topics ranging from human anatomy to medical careers and history.
Field Trip Activities
Groups can sign up for a combination of these activities with a visit to the Museum. Self-guided tours of the IMSS are free on Tuesdays, reservations are required to receive free admission on Tuesdays if there are more than 10 people in your group.
A self-guided tour packet is available upon request. Please email email@example.com or call 312-642-6502 for more information.
The Amputation Demonstration or Surgical Instrument Identification compliment the self-guided tours of the Museum. Reservations to participate in any Museum programs need to be made when a visit is booked. The demonstrations take approximately 25-30 minutes. Each session can seat up to 30 students at one time. Guided tours typically take up to one hour, but can be tailored to fit group needs.
Guided tours act as an informative and memorable experience for visiting groups. Tours can be given to groups ages 5th grade through senior citizen and always compliment the overall Museum visit.
This interactive demonstration allows students to experience the way amputation surgeries were performed before the discovery of anesthesia and germ theory.
Surgical Instruments Identification
Students work in small teams, looking at and handling modern surgical instruments to determine their function by studying the shape of these mystery objects.
To make a reservation, or if you have any questions, contact Kayla Stroner, Assistant Manager of Education and Events:
call 312.642.6502 ext. 3130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org