BCRI is a fantastic conversation starter to talk with kids about issues of equality, social justice, privilege and peaceful protest. Understanding the civil rights movement is critical to understanding American history.

School Groups and Chaperones

School group reservations must be made through a K-12 school. If your group consists of 25 people or more, you must book your visit in advance. Click here for fees for students.

Required Number of Chaperones for Groups of Children
BCRI requires that children are in groups with an adult chaperone (includes teachers and parents) at all times. Chaperones should ensure that museum rules are followed during your tour to help us keep the BCRI nice for all of our visitors. These will be explained at the beginning of your tour.

Grades K-3: 1 chaperone required per every 6 students
Grades 4-12: 1 chaperone required per every 8 students.

Chaperone Discount

Discounts for chaperones apply during the school year. Outside Jefferson County, required chaperones are $10 with additional chaperones at $15. Inside Jefferson County, required chaperones are free, with additional chaperones at $10.


Free parking for cars and buses behind our building off of Fifteenth Street North.
Payment is due at the time of your tour. Major credit cards, checks from an organization, and cash accepted. Individuals and small groups may purchase tickets & prepay via our website. Large groups may phone our Ticket Booth to pre-pay, 866-328-9696 x 229. Email if you need an invoice. Contact the Group Tour Coordinator at 866- 328-9696 x 204.

Additional Resources

Please visit the education section of this website for curriculum guides and lesson plans as a downloadable PDF file.



Please call 866-328-9696 x 204.


Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 P.M.












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