Education Programs

School Groups Visit the Museum for FREE!

Our exhibits are vehicles for learning.

The Gilmore Car Museum is more than just a collection of beautiful cars, it is an educational opportunity like no other. Each year, the Museum offers free educational programs to students pre-k through 12th grade. All lessons meet Michigan K-12 benchmarks and cover everything from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to History and Art.

This is about more than just cars.
At the Gilmore Car Museum, we also offer free literacy-based educational programs for preschoolers. Designed around the special requirements of early childhood education, the Museum’s programs provide young students with unforgettable lessons in touch, sight, and sound.

For teachers, we’re more than just a field trip. We’re an opportunity.
Feel free to hold your next department meeting in our facilities. Or, members of our talented team can come to your school—if you wish, to your individual classroom—and present you and your students with an introduction to the Gilmore Car Museum and complimentary lesson.2015-16 Education Committee

Most important, bring your students to the Gilmore, and show them a moving history of an industry that shaped a state and connected a country.

Visit the Shell Station that’s right out of the 1930s, the Blue Moon Diner that dates back to World War II era, and make sure they see the only set from a Disney® film that has ever been displayed outside of Walt Disney Studios.

View our Educational Offerings for a complete list of available programs.
For more information about our educational programs, please contact:
Fred Colgren, Director of Education
269-671-5089 Ext. 21


The Gilmore Car Museum can provide your students with an unforgettable educational experience!

Don’t just take our word for it…

“I enjoyed learning new things about cars and seeing part of history come to life.”
– Evelyn G., Fourth Grade, Gull Lake Schools

“I really enjoyed you telling us all the things about the cars of the past.”
– Kate L., Fourth Grade, Gull Lake Schools

“Thank you for allowing us to visit Gilmore Car Museum. I enjoyed the treasure hunt and the tour around the museum.”
– Gabrielle & James, Fourth Grade, Gull Lake Schools