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Special Field Trip Packages

are for Groups 15 - 50

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.  

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In addition to the permanent collections on display, the 1815 Felts Log House, Civil War Exhibit, Duncan Hines, and the Quilt and textile gallery, the Museum features new and changing exhibitions.        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.


Easy Print Information Sheets

Each of these sheets has helpful parking and Museum information
Printable Teacher Information Sheet
Printable Bus Drive Information Sheet
Printable Chaperone Information Sheet


For Groups 15-50*     


*15 is the minimum number eligible for these packages. 50 is the maximum number eligible for these packages

Special Field Trip Packages

Group Size 15 - 50                       Reservations Required


A. The Kentucky Museum Education Department offers four special field trip packages (see below). Teachers should request a specific package, date and time at least two weeks in advance. Click here for reservation request.  Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. You will receive an email reply within 24 business hours. Special Field Trips are offered on most Tuesdays and Thursdays September through the first week of May,following the University Calendar.


Minimum number of 15 and maximum number of 50 students.


Schools present check, cash, school purchase order, or credit card upon arrival. Please make checks payable to: Kentucky Museum, Attention: Christy Spurlock, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11092, Bowling Green, KY 42101

The Museum's chaperone ratio is one free chaperone/teacher/adult for every 10 students. Any adults in excess of this ratio will be charged $5.00.

1.5 hours
  • 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 of 1 to 10 adults ratio is mandatory for admittance to the museum.
  • Please instruct students prior to visit of proper museum conduct:

                     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 in exhibits

                     Flash photography is prohibited in some exhibits

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




Special Field Trip Packages (Group Size 15-50):

B. *15 is the minimum number eligible for these packages. 50 is the maximum number eligible for these packages

Students explore early Kentucky life visiting the 1815 Felts Log House and experience frontier school, cooking, and clothing.

Students will be guided through the Star in Both Flags: Conflict in Kentucky exhibit, learn about early medicine and dress in Civil War clothing.

Students will explore various art exhibits and complete a related art project. US Bank Celebration of the Artsexhibit available Tuesdays and Thursdays March 6 through March 29.

College Readiness for grades K-8. Students will be taken on a guided walking tour of WKU, have lunch on their own, and then take a self-guided tour of the Kentucky Building. Available Tuesdays, Thursdays March 17-May 5 Day @ WKU
K-8 students will explore historic Frontier and Civil War Christmas traditions. Students will also decorate their own ornament to take home. 2018 dates offered:  November 6, 13,  December 4, 6.


Education Staff Guided Field Trip Request Form



Civil War field trip

Civil War Exhibit


Felts House hearth cooking


Museum Field Trip

Felts House


art field trip

U S Bank Celebration of the Arts

 School Field Trip Mask Making

Mask making



Kentucky Museum App

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 Last Modified 11/2/18