Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Missouri State Museum

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-343 For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Missouri State Museum invites you to see the museum from a new perspective. Starting on Oct. 2, the museum will offer behind-the-scenes tours at 2 p.m. on the first Friday of each month through the end of January. The tours of the museum, located on the first floor of the State Capitol, are free and open to the public.

Have you ever wondered where the all of the artifacts are stored? Are you curious what a curator actually does? Do museums fascinate you? Then you should go on one of these unique behind-the-scenes tours of the museum. You will have the chance to see what it takes to preserve artifacts, create exhibits and develop public programs. These tours are part of the Department's ongoing effort to make the Missouri State Museum more accessible to everyone. Meet at the tour desk in the first floor rotunda of the Capitol 10 minutes before the tour time. The tour will take approximately 90 minutes.

Visit the Missouri State Museum often as staff will be unveiling new exhibits and new programming in the museum galleries over the next two years. The museum is open to the public free of charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum office at 573-751-2854 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.