Educators & Field Trips

At the Elliott Museum and House of Refuge, we strive to excite students, empower teachers, and provide a unique learning experience.


Schools & Groups

We invite you to bring your students and groups to the Elliott Museum and House of Refuge for unique learning experiences.

For Schools
The Museum provides you with the flexibility of creating a customized field trip program that best suits your curriculum, budget, and schedule.

Costs: $6 per student K-12
Classroom teachers are free
The bus driver is free
Additional adult chaperones: $10 per person

Students in the Museum must be supervised at all times.  It is vital that chaperones and teachers accompany students while in the building, both to monitor behavior and to ensure students’ safety. The required student-chaperone ratios are:
• 1 adult for every 6 students, grades Pre-K through 2
• 1 adult for every 10 students, grades 3 – 12

Other Essential information
Note: We do not have storage for student lunches; Schools must provide coolers so they can remain on the bus.
• No food or beverages are permitted in the Museum exhibit areas.
• Bus parking location is behind the Museum.  The driver may visit the Museum at no charge.
• Brown bag lunches may be eaten outside on our lawn or you may use the County picnic areas at Stuart Beach across the street from the Museum.

A coordinator should represent your group and check in and be prepared to:
• Give an exact count of students in your group.
• Pay in full by check, money order, cash, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) for all members of the group.

Photography is permitted throughout the Museum except for original artwork or where No Photography signs are posted.

Only five students at a time may enter the Museum Store and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Call Al Simbritz to schedule your group tour or school group today: 772-225-1961, ext. 104.


Available for schools, the Elliott Museum’s Ais Indians Experience Box is a traveling exhibit that can be incorporated into many elementary school curricula.  Included in the exhibit is a history of the Ais Indians who resided from south of Titusville down to north Martin County along the coast.  Their rich history is told through interdisciplinary participation featuring archeological artifacts, area geography, and history.  Call Al Simbritz at 772-225-1961, ext. 104 for more information.