News Release 498

Join us for a behind scenes tour of the Missouri State Museum

Volume 37-498 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., DEC. 23, 2009  -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to see the Missouri State Museum in the state Capitol from a new perspective on the last scheduled behind-the-scenes tour of the series at 2 p.m. Jan. 8.

Do museums fascinate you? Have you ever wondered where all the artifacts are stored? Are you curious what a curator actually does?  Then you should take advantage of this unique opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in a 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 Missouri State Museum's ongoing effort to make the museum more accessible to everyone.

Meet at the tour desk in the first floor Rotunda 10 minutes before the tour time. The tour will take approximately 90 minutes. 

In addition to these special tours, the public is invited to visit the museum often as new exhibits and new programming are unveiled over the next two years. The Missouri State Museum is located on the first floor of the Capitol building at 201 West Capitol Ave. 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