College groups must meet the following criteria:

  • A college/university group must originate from a state-accredited public or private institution of higher learning.
  • Students must represent an academic class from that college or university for which student receives college credit.
  • Tour must be scheduled and led by the class instructor(s).


Tour Reservations
All groups of 15 or more—regardless of age—must reserve a tour date through the Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (SCVB). You will receive a confirmation by email. Please be advised that the volume of requests for ALPLM tours will affect the processing time.

Groups of fewer than 15 should contact Tonya Lacy at Tonya.Lacy@illinois.gov or 217.558.8938 at the Museum to schedule a tour.

June through February college/university sponsored groups, including the instructor, will be admitted free of charge. Additional adults accompanying the group will be charged regular admission. In March, April, and May there is a fee of $4 per student. The instructor will be admitted free. Bus drivers accompanying a scheduled college group will also receive complimentary admission. Other adults accompanying the group will be charged regular adult admission.