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Kentucky Museum - Field Trip - FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions to Help You Plan Your Field Trip

What is the fee for educational student pricing?

$5.00 per student. Required adults/chaperones free. Extra adults/chaperones $5.00 each. The required adult to student ratio is 1 to 10. For example, a field trip with 82 students would have 8 free adult admissions for 4 teachers and 4 chaperones. Extra adults would pay $5.00 each.

How long is the average field trip?

1.5 to 2 hours long.

What times and dates are field trips available?

Field trips reservations are available Tuesday through Friday from  9AM - 1:30 PM. Please make reservations early! Certain times of the year fill quickly.

When should I schedule a reservation?

Certain times of the year fill quickly. Reservations are taken online, the forms are linked to the field trip page.

What information should I have ready before scheduling a reservation?

Please see the reservation forms linked to the specific field trip you are requesting.

 When is payment due?

 Schools present check or cash upon arrival. Schools may request to be invoiced after visit and mail the check to Kentucky Museum. Please have one designated payee per school. Payee should know total number of students and have correct amount, check or PO. One receipt will be written per school.

Where is the Museum located?

1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101, at the edge of WKU's Campus. For specific directions see Bus Driver Information and Chaperone Information.

Where do Chaperones park?

Chaperones may park in the Kentucky Building Lot, to the right of the Museum or across the street in the Adams Street Lot in spaces marked with a "V" for visitor. Chaperons should stop and sign-in the parking log in the lobby of the Museum. Chaperones should carpool together if possible. Available parking spaces are often limited due to WKU programs. Please see Chaperone Information.

Where do buses park?

 In the designated bus parking spots in the Adams Street lot. See Bus Driver Information.

When and where do we check in?

After the bus has pulled into the bus lane next to the museum, a museum staff member will be there to meet you. Plan to arrive 10 -15 minutes early. Students must be unlaeded, ready to go no later that the agreed upon time.

What if we are late?

Late arrivals often results in missing portions or an exhibit/station/rotation. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and WKU student/staff scheduling, we cannot extend length of field trip due to late arrival.

Is there somewhere to eat lunch?

There is no space in the Museum for lunch. You may choose to bring a sack lunch and eat outside the Museum or South Lawn. You can arrange for lunch on campus by contacting WKU Restaurant & Catering Group at 270-745-2416.


You may take photographs in most exhibits, flash photography is not allowed.


Unfortunately, we do not have large bathrooms that can accommodate large numbers of students. Please schedule additional time when bringing large groups needing to use the bathrooms.

What should we wear?

The Felts Log House is unheated and can be very cold. Please advise students, teachers and chaperones to dress accordingly. When on the Day @ WKU tour dress according to the weather.

May I use my cell phone?

Cell phones are wonderful for photographing your visit but cell phone conversations are not allowed. It is disruptive to the tour guides, and embarrassing to the adult when we ask him/her to leave the area. Active assistance and participation of all adult chaperones is needed.

How do I prepare my students for the field trip?

Visit online 1815 Log House and Conflict in Kentucky for printable handouts and worksheets for students pre and/or post visit. 

How do I prepare for my field trip?

Fill out the online request form for your specific field trip. Within 48 business hours, you will receive an email confirmation or phone call to discuss your field trip. Arrange for transportation and recruit the required number of chaperones. Have a printed map and directions for each bus driver, printed instructions for chaperons, printed copies of Information for Teachers for each teacher on the trip.









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 Last Modified 8/20/15