First time to take elementary age children and they were touched by the tour. We arrived early (before 8 a.m.) to get tickets and were given 1:15 tour tickets. We had a car so we left and went to the North Shore for the rest of the morning and lunch and then returned. Think tour buses get earlier tickets. Be prepared to spend time in the museum or see the other attractions as you will be on the grounds a long time. You cannot bring in purses, backpacks or bags but lockers are available for storage.