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Kentucky Museum - Plan a Visit


Open hours:
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday - 1 - 4 pm


Lighting Project

On July 8, the Kentucky Museum started Phase II of a project that is updating the lighting in exhibit galleries throughout the Museum.  Individual galleries will be temporarily closed on a rotating schedule as required to accommodate the work. 

The project is tentatively scheduled to run through August, 2016.  For information about which galleries are open, call 270-745-2592.  

We regret any inconvenience this may cause Kentucky Museum visitors. 



Visitor parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the Kentucky Museum and the lot across Kentucky Street. In the lot across Kentucky Street, look for spaces marked with a "V." Visitors must sign in at the front desk in the lobby of the Kentucky Museum.


Admission Rates

Free to Kentucky Museum Friends, with current membership card
Free to WKU students, with current WKU identification card
50% discount to WKU Faculty and Staff, with current ID card
50% discount for members of AAM, AASLH, and KMHA with current ID cards
$10 for Adults
$5 for Children ages 6-16
$5 Seniors (over 60)
$20 for Families
Children under 6 are free
Scheduled Group Tours (over 20 guests) $4.00 per person



To book a group or school tour, please call Christy Spurlock at 270-745-6082.
Educators, please go to our Teacher page for more information.

Kentucky Museum
Western Kentucky University

1444 Kentucky St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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 Last Modified 7/16/15