Bring history TO LIFE

Learning is always cool, but at the Museum it’s even cooler. Students watch history and culture roar to life. See what math and science can add up to. And refuel their passion for discovery.

Refuel Your Students’ Passion

for Discovery

Learning is always cool, but learning how design, history, engineering and culture roar to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum is even cooler.

Get Booked

To schedule your visit or for more information contact our group tour department at 1-414-287-2799, or by e-mail at
Complete the group tour reservation form.

Download the Field Trip Info Guide (PDF)

Boy Scout Merit Badge Activity (PDF)

Geared for Results

Our specially designed educational activities and tours deliver a fun learning experience while meeting Wisconsin and Illinois state learning standards.

School Group Admission

Groups of 12 or more from K-12 schools receive discounted admission rates of $5 per student. One complimentary chaperone ticket will be provided for every 10 paid student admissions. Additional chaperone tickets can be purchased for $14 each.

Students Will Learn About

  • Harley-Davidson’s humble beginnings in Milwaukee during the Industrial Revolution
  • Harley-Davidson’s contributions to WWI, WWII, engineering, design and pop culture
  • How imagination and creativity is embodied in custom motorcycle designs
  • How an internal combustion engine works
  • The oldest Harley-Davidson in existence – Serial Number One

Rev up your mind

Activities for before, during, and after your visit.

Elementary School Activities

The First Lady of Motorcycling (PDF)

Simple Machines (PDF)

The Hunt for Simple Machines (PDF)

Be a Museum Reporter (PDF)

The Ride of Their Lives (PDF)

Story Plans

Harley and the Davidsons (PDF)

Hugo’s Motorcycle Rescue (PDF)

Mike and Maddie’s Black Hills Adventure (PDF)

Mike and Maddie’s Christmas Book (PDF)

Motorcycle Police (PDF)

Motorcycle Song (PDF)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (PDF)

Runaway Ralph (PDF)

My Daddy Makes the Best Motorcycles (PDF)

Middle School Activities

The Chronicle Sports Reporter (PDF)

The Marion Chronicle (PDF)

The Four Stroke Engine (PDF)

Finding H-D on the US Timeline (PDF)

The Story of a World War I Picture (PDF)

For Teachers

Answer Keys (PDF)


Boy Scout Engineering
Merit Badge Program

When scheduling a troop visit we encourage inviting friends, family members and siblings. Troops can choose to self-guide and complete the Merit Badge activity on their own or  add on our 30 minute guided tour experience. Our guides are knowledgeable and engaging, they will provide a complete overview assisting in the understanding and completion of the Merit Badge activity.

In addition, each group participant will receive a 10% discount off a $25.00 or more purchase in the Shop.



Complete the group tour reservation form. Or contact our Group Tour department at 414-287-2799 or by email at


Admission Rates         

  • Scouts and kids: $5.00
  • Adults: $14.00
  • Guided tour: add $6.00 per person
  • One complimentary chaperone
    admission per ten paid children tickets



  • Bring Boy Scout Merit Badge Activity, blue cards
  • Pen or pencil (clipboard helpful)
  • Cameras are welcome and encouraged!
  • One payment transaction per group (no individual payments.
  • Self guided groups invited to pay upon arrival
  • Reserved tours require full payment one week prior to arrival



Arthur Davidson's primary interest outside of motorcycling was raising prize Guernsey cattle at his farm west of Milwaukee. After World War II, Davidson spent an increasing amount of time on his farm and he became well known for his philanthropy. He was active in and supported the Boy Scouts by establishing a trust fund and donating land for a camp. The land that was formerly Camp Arthur Davidson is now the site of Franklin Woods Nature Center, owned by the city of Franklin. He also donated another camp in 1933, which has since become Brown Deer Park. 


  • Engineering Merit Badge
    Motor® Bar & Restaurant


    On-site, indoor dining options include Motor Bar & Restaurant (featuring adult group dining choices from $15 per person and kids’ meals for $5.99) and Cafe Racer (featuring deli sandwiches, frozen custard and coffee drinks). To-go Box Lunches can be arranged upon request. There is ample outdoor seating on the scenic Museum campus for those who prefer to brown-bag it during the warmer weather months.

    View Motor Bar & Restaurant Menu

  • Engineering Merit Badge
    The Shop


    The Shop offers unique merchandise to commemorate your Museum visit. Students and teachers can select from a variety of affordable souvenirs to make their visit more memorable.

  • Cameras welcome

  • Plan on spending 1 to 4 hours to see everything

  • Dining only? Motor restaurant admission is free


Programs & Tours

Calendar Of Events

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Adult $20
H.O.G. Member Free
Senior (age 65+) $14
US Military (w/ID) $14
Student (w/ID) $14
Child (age 5-17) $10
Child under 5 Free
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Hours and location

May-September - Daily: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
(Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.)
October-April - Daily: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
(Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.)


Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789

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