Each year a growing number of students visit the NCSML on a study trip. These tours are designed to enrich teachers’ curriculum in the areas of history, immigration, home and family.

A study trip to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is an exciting extension of classroom and in-home learning. The NCSML education staff welcomes pre-K to college students. Study trips may range from one to two hours, with a minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 60 students per tour.

Offerings / Focuses

Maňa: One Girl’s Story

Geared toward elementary students studying immigration, ties in direction with the Bringing History Home curriculum.

20th Century History

The Czech and Slovak story in the 20th century connects directly with WWI and WWII, democracy, communism, revolution, government upheavals, refugees, and immigration.

Example Tour: Students take an interactive tour of the Faces of Freedom exhibit, learning about the European perspective of the World Wars and life under the Iron Curtain. Time can also be spent watching oral histories from Czechs who moved or escaped during tumultuous times, and analyzing real letters sent between Czechs and their relatives in America during World War II.

Current Exhibits

Tours with content specific to our current exhibits.

Czechs in Cedar Rapids

Adaptable for all grade levels. Students can learn about the development in Cedar Rapids and why Czechs moved.

Summer Tours

Available and customizable for all ages! Resources available include:

  • Tours of our 19th century Sleger Immigrant Home
  • Interactive tours in any of our three exhibit spaces
  • Crafts in our classroom

After reserving your tour, you will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail. Please review the confirmation letter for accuracy and contact info@ncsml.org if you need to alter your tour arrangements.