The Blackhawk Museum Programs Department provides a variety of services for our visitors and members.

Programs Department

The Education Fund, a reimbursement bus fund established by the Blackhawk Museum Volunteers, provides school groups from around the Bay Area funding for the transportation costs to the Museum. Over 200,000 students have attended the Museum in the last 30 years, and with free programs that are targeted at every age group, there will be many more in the coming years. To learn more about the school programs that are offered here at the Museum, please contact

School Tours

“The Tour” offers the unique opportunity for students of all ages to appreciate the historical, social and artistic impact of the automobile during the last 100 years, plus a visit to our changing exhibitions — while supporting the California State Content Standards in History, English/Language Arts, and Fine Arts. Please contact for more information.

Please note tour requests must be made at least 4 weeks in advance

Education & Transportation Program

Educational programming has been a primary mission of the Blackhawk Museum since its opening in 1988. We invite all school groups, grades Kindergarten through High School, to experience the Blackhawk Museum exhibitions at No Charge.

Since 1991, our Education Fund has reimbursed schools for the cost of school bus transportation in order that all schools are able to visit the Museum. From the Fall of 1991 through the end of 2019, a total of 204,393 K-12 students have visited the Blackhawk Museum through our funded Educational Programs.

The Blackhawk Museum Education Fund is available to all schools in Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and underserved and target schools in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley.