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Seats fill fast, so reserve yours today! To reserve your seat on the bus, please contact the NIU Art Museum office, 815-753-1936 or email Education Coordinator Stuart Henn at Please be sure to provide a phone number where you can be reached, if necessary, on the day of the trip.

Payment may be made by check, cash or credit (Visa, American Express, Discover and Mastercard) and must be made in advance to guarantee your seat. Individuals who pay upon boarding the bus should pay with cash in the exact amount due (we cannot provide change), or with a check made out to NIU. NIU Art Museum members receive advance notice, discounts on our bus trips as well as access to Members' Only Trips so if you aren't a member already please consider joining.

Please note that dates are subject to change and trips are added frequently throughout the year.
Refunds cannot be granted after the registration deadline

Find out where we're going next on our upcoming trips page.

Important Things to Know When You Get On The Bus

Unless otherwise noted, participants are responsible for meal costs. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, since long periods of walking and standing may be involved. University buses or vans leave from the parking lot on the south side of the NIU Visual Art Building in DeKalb with a pickup option in the Fox Valley. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure so buses may leave when scheduled. Because of scheduled itineraries, buses aren't able to wait for late individuals. Depending upon the destination and travel time, bus rides are sometimes long, so please bring snacks, reading material, or music with headphones.  You may leave these items on the bus during tours and visits - the bus is always locked.