Kentucky Museum - Field Trip - FAQs
School Group self-guided tours are free of charge but require reservations.
1.5 to 2 hours long.
Certain times of the year fill quickly. Reservations are taken online, the forms are linked to the field trip page.
Field trips reservations are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM - 11:00 AM. Please make reservations early! Certain times of the year fill quickly.
Please see the reservation forms linked to the specific field trip you are requesting.
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.
In the designated bus parking spots in the Adams Street lot. See Bus Driver Information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.