Facebook Pixel Kentucky Museum - Docent Guided Tours | Western Kentucky University Skip to main content

Kentucky Museum - Docent Guided Tours


Plan your Docent Guided Tour

Visit the Kentucky Museum! Field trips reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are filled on a first come, first served basis.  

Words in red are linked for more information.

In addition to the permanent collections on display, the 1815 Felts Log House, Instruments of American Excellence, Civil War Exhibit, Duncan Hines, and the Quilt and Textile Gallery, the Museum features new and changing exhibitions through out the year.      Current Exhibits             Upcoming Exhibits

Please have your students view this short Museum Rules Video.

There is no inside lunch space available in the Kentucky Museum. Some groups bring a sack lunch and eat outside, weather permitting, next to the Lincoln Statue, or on South Lawn. You may also make arrangements on campus for lunch by contacting WKU Food Services at 270-745-2416.
Click Here for frequently asked questions about field trips.


for groups 5-75*

*during the school year. Maximum of 50 for summer group guided tours.

Museum Docent Guided Tours

Group Size 5 - 75*                       Reservations Required

* 50 maximum for summer group guided tours

A. Museum Docent guided visits for grades K - 12 offer an opportunity to make the museum your classroom, and to focus connections between your curriculum and the exhibits. Museum docent guided tours are available year round following the University calendar.

teacher information  chap  bus driver info

B. Museum docents will guide students through museum exhibits. A flow-chart for touring one to three groups is HERE. Teachers should request a date and time at least two weeks in advance. CLICK HERE to request a date and time. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. You will receive an email reply within 24 business hours. 

Maximum number of students during school year is 75, divided into three groups. Each group should be accompanied by a teacher plus chaperones. Summer maximum is 50, divided into two groups.
$4.00 per person
Present check, cash, school purchase order, or credit card upon arrival. Please make checks payable to: Kentucky Museum, Attention: Lynn Claycomb, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11092, Bowling Green, KY
The Museum's chaperones ratio is one free chaperone/teacher/adult for every 10 students. Any adults in excess of this ration will be charged $5.00
Most groups average 1.5 hours. See Flow Chart link above.
  • The chaperone along with the teacher must remain with the class at all times and is responsible for the discipline and conduct of the group. The minimum 1 to 10 adult ratio is mandatory for admittance into the museum.
  • Please instruct students prior to visit about proper museum behavior:

                      Do not touch unless given permission to touch

                      Do not cross any exhibit barriers

                      Do not talk while Museum docent is talking

                      No food or drink allowed in exhibits

                      Flash photography is prohibited in some exhibits


  • An individual or group will receive one warning. Further rule violation and group or individual will be escorted to front desk, and admission will be refunded. Staff must ensure the safety of the exhibits and artifacts.  



Museum Docent Guided Tour Request Form

Civil War Fieldtrip

Civil War Exhibit

Felts house

IAE Exhibit



Kentucky Museum App

Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 1/29/18