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We welcome group tours of all sizes at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library!

If you are planning to visit the museum with 10 or more people, we offer discounts and special packages.

Group Experience Packages

Book a guided tour of one of our exhibits or explore the museum on your own. All experience packages include:

  • Personal greeting from museum staff at the beginning of your visit
  • Admission to all museum exhibits
  • Film viewing in Hemphill Theater (30 minutes to view all)
  • Tour of the Sleger Immigrant Home with a museum docent
  • Visit to Skala Bartizal Library, where you can learn about genealogical research
  • Time to shop the Museum Store for unique gifts and souvenirs
Self-Guided Experience

Explore the museum exhibits, library and store at your own pace.

  • Group size: 10+ people
  • Cost: $8/person
  • Length: suggested museum visit is at least 2 hours to explore the exhibits, Skala Bartizal Library and Museum Store.
  • Available: Monday – Saturday 9:30a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 12-4 p.m

Self-Guided Experience Add-ons

  • Coffee and kolaches for an additional $3 per person
  • Box lunch for an additional $12 per person. Box Lunch includes a croissant sandwich, a side, a kolache and a beverage. Groups may eat in the classroom, Skala Bartizal Library, or outdoors, dependent on group needs, availability, and weather.
Guided Experience

Enjoy a personalized tour with our Museum staff.  Choose one of our current exhibits for this guided tour.

  • Group size: 10-25 people
  • Cost: $15/person
  • Length: Guided tour is 30 minutes; suggested museum visit is at least 2 hours to explore the exhibits, Skala Bartizal Library and Museum Store.
  • Available: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m.

Guided Experience Add-ons

  • Coffee and kolaches for an additional $3 per person
  • Box lunch for an additional $12 per person. Box Lunch includes a croissant sandwich, a side, a kolache and a beverage. Groups may eat in the classroom, Skala Bartizal Library, or outdoors, dependent on group needs, availability, and weather.
Czech Lunch Experience

Join us for a traditional buffet-style Czech lunch and a self-guided experience of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Ideal for tour bus trips and especially popular among senior travel groups.

  • Group Size: 25+ people
  • Cost: $30/person
  • Includes: self-guided museum experience, buffet-style Czech meal, a beverage, and disposable tableware in our private space.
  • Add $2 per person for non-disposable plates and tableware.
  • Cash bar available on request
  • Length: Meal is 1 hour; suggested museum visit is at least 2 hours to explore the Exhibits, Library and Store.
  • Available: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4pm
  • Add a speaker during the lunch hour for an additional $50.
FAQs
  • Can I book a group experience after 4 p.m.? Our Event Services staff take all reservations for experiences or events outside of museum hours. Pricing and options may vary. Contact us for more information.
  • What happens when we arrive? You will unload and take either the stairs or elevator to the first floor Information Desk. From there, a staff member will give your group a personal introduction, which includes information on the buildings layout, location of current exhibits and their content and a short introduction to the 2008 flood and the moving of our physical museum building.
  • Where do we park? The NCSML offers complimentary parking for our guests.
    • Temperature-Controlled Parking Garage: When you arrive, simply pull up to the garage door on the side of the building and it will open automatically.
    • Parking Lot: NCSML has a surface parking lot located across from the Clock Tower and next to the parking garage.
  • Bus Parking: Buses are welcome to unload and park in the circle drive in the front of the building. For elevator access, pull up to curb cut on the side of the building, unload passengers at the single entrance door and park in the adjoining surface lot. Once inside, follow the marked path to the elevator lobby.
  • Can you accommodate special needs? The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library strives to make our facilities accessible to all our patrons. Learn more about our accessibility commitment and contact us to discuss your group’s needs.
More information for Group Trip Planners

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is located in historic Czech Village, and a short walk across the river to the NewBo District. Spend a day exploring our district’s many shops and restaurants. Visit Czech Village Association and Cedar Rapids Mainstreet for more information, a business directory, and an upcoming events calendar.

Beyond our district, explore these itineraries from Travel Iowa that include a stop at NCSML.

The History & Culture of Cedar Rapids
3 Day Trip: Iowa City, Amana Colonies, Cedar Rapids
Winter Weekend Getaway: Iowa City & Cedar Rapids

Travel Iowa’s Along the Route is a great tool for planning your trip through Iowa.  Enter your starting location and destination and the map will show you attractions, restaurants, shops and museums along your route.

Make it a great day tour!

Group trip planners: To schedule an experience for your group, please book online or call at least two weeks before your desired visit in order to receive the discounted rates and reserve space. You will receive an email confirming your reservation with additional information. Please carefully review the confirmation and notify if corrections or changes are needed. If you have not received a confirmation within a week after submitting your request, please contact the museum.

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Contact us

grouptours@ncsml.org

Carrie 319.362.8500 x194
Laura 319.362.8500 x119

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