Museum Tours and Field Trips

Tours

PREMIUM MUSEUM TOURS

Premium Museum Tours can be added to your admission for $15 +applicable taxes. This includes a docent-led museum tour and a visit to the Restoration Level. Premium tours are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30am and Sunday at 1pm. Tours are available on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to reserve your spot. To inquire about group rates please call 205-699-7275. Tours will not be given during the Barber Vintage Festival but Docents will be available for questions.

PREARRANGED GROUP TOURS

Groups of 10 or more adults can schedule customizable, docent-led tours that highlight special features of the museum, such as the restoration level and pedestrian bridge, as well as Barber Motorsports Park. Groups must call at least one week in advance to arrange a tour. For more information and pricing, email a customer service associate or call 205-699-7275.

Summer Camp – Race Camp

Join us, July 13-17, 2020, for Race Camp at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum! Rising 5th and 6th grade campers will learn how STEAM principles, sustainability, and safety are all used in the Barber Motorsports Park design. By exploring different types of racing and interacting with our experts, campers will gain the knowledge to construct their own motorsports park model. Models will be on temporary display inside the museum, and parents will be invited to the exhibit opening at the end of camp.

We look forward to welcoming our campers into this high-energy environment to enjoy hands-on activities that are sure to make a lasting impression. Click here for the Parent’s Guide to Race Camp.

Camp Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Early Drop-Off: 7:30am

Late Pick-Up: 6:00pm. $5.00 for every minute late.

$300 for non-members. $275 for members. Lunch & snacks included. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Rachel Landers at 205-702-8729 or rlanders@barbermuseum.org

Barber on the Road

Barber on the Road programs are portable museum experiences that can be brought to your location. We offer a variety of motorsports-themed STEM topics that coincide with Alabama Educational Standards. Each program lasts about one hour and includes a lesson and a hands-on activity.

Barber on the Road programs:

  • Newton’s Laws of Drag Racing (3rd Grade, Science)
  • Fuel Steam Ahead (4th and 5th Grade, Science)
  • Motorcycle Engineers (Kindergarten,Science and Math)
  • Tool Talk (Ages 3-6, Engineering)

Click Here for further information about our programs.  To book a Barber on the Road program, please email Rachel Landers, or call 205-702-8729.

Field Trips

GUIDED FIELD TRIPS AT THE BARBER MUSEUM

With the best and largest motorcycle collection in the world and stunning views of the Barber Motorsports Road Course, this high energy environment makes for a one-of-a-kind field trip!

Guided Field Trips are prearranged and take place on weekdays.  All of the pricing listed below is before taxes. If your organization is tax exempt, please submit your tax exemption form upon booking your tour.

Pricing:

  • Guided Student Tours: $10 per student (1 hour)
  • Activities Hour: $5 per student (1 hour)
  • Chaperones: $5
  • Teachers and Bus Drivers: Free

To book a Guided Field Trip, please email Jennifer Nelson, or call 205-702-8713.

To customize your field trip, select from the choices below:

Pick a tour:

  • Rolling Through Time (Social Studies) – Focus on people, places and events. This tour will take you from the Industrial Revolution through WWII and beyond. Discusses how motorcycles were developed and utilized, as well as how they impacted Alabama, the U.S., and the world. Grades 2-11.
  • Wheels of Technology (Science, Technology, Math & Engineering) – Learn how science, technology, engineering, and math are used in the exciting world of racing. Grades 3-12.
  • Wheels in Motion – Learn how math, science, social studies, English language arts, technology & character education are all used in motorsports. Grades 2-12.
  • Tool Time at Barber – Students explore the museum from a mechanic’s perspective and learn how tools are used in motorsports. Grades K-12.

 

Pick an activity:

Activities Hour Option 1

  • Build-a-Bike Challenge – Students work together with the museum’s restoration crew to build a motorcycle that’s ready to roll!
  • Design-a-Bike – Students create their own bike using clay and other techniques that design engineers use today!
  • Let’s Go Racing! – Students participate in a simulated race using a video game that was filmed on our road course!

 

Activities Hour Option 2

  • Build-a-Vintage-Bike Challenge – Students work together to build vintage motorcycles providing an introduction into the exciting world of motorcycle restoration and research.

 

Activities Hour Option 3

  • CNC Machine Challange – Students see their CAD drawings manufactured with our CNC machines in the Barber Museum machine shop. (Students will be provided with a part to draw before the field trip.)

 

Activities Hour Option 4

  • Diagnose-a-Bike – Students will work together in teams to review a manual, consider their motorcycle’s “symptoms,” determine its diagnosis, and solve the mystery of who owned the bike!

Programs For Scouts

The Barber Museum offers a program to fulfill the requirements of the Boy Scouts of America Engineering Merit Badge. This program is on the move from start to finish and includes a hands-on Build-a-Bike activity, a tour of the largest motorcycle collection in the world, and a short film. With stunning views of the Barber Motorsports Road Course, vehicle exhibits, and restoration shop, the museum offers a thrilling environment in which to learn about the field of engineering.

This opportunity costs $18 per scout, and includes all materials needed for the program, along with the Barber Museum BSA Patch. We do ask that scouts prepare by reading the Engineering Merit Badge book prior to their troop’s scheduled visit. To show troop pride and demonstrate participation as a scout, we ask that scouts wear their uniforms.

Reserve a spot for your scout or their whole troop today!

The Engineering Merit Badge Program will be offered at the Barber Museum on the following Saturdays at 10:00 am. Spaces are limited, so please contact us to reserve your spot.

  • January 25 (Full)
  • June 20
  • August 15
  • October 24
  • November 14
  • December 5

 

Register to attend our Engineering Merit Badge program. When you arrive at the registration link, you will need to close the login box in order to enter your information. The form on the first page is where you’ll enter parent information, and the form on the second page is where you will enter the scout’s information. You can register multiple attendees/scouts at one time.

For more information on this program, please email Jennifer Nelson, or call 205-702-8713.

Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to the event date in order to receive a 100% refund. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us at 205-699-7275.

 

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