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Museum Gallery Highlights

Guided tour — Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

Grades — 4th—adult

BisonThe museum's on-going exhibits in the main gallery tell the exciting story of Kansas and the people who made this land their home from prehistoric times to the present.  Docents lead visitors through the museum providing insight into the objects on display and their significance to the history and culture of the state.  This overview of the museum includes stops at Native American reproduction houses, the Santa Fe and Oregon Trail exhibits, the Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War exhibit and the 1880 AT&SF train.  Participants may explore the current exhibit before or after the guided tour.  The tour can also be "custom fitted" to meet your interests.

McDonald's Speedy Cost per student including museum admission: $3.

One adult enters free for every 10 students. Additional adults pay the student rate.

Bus GrantsThrough a partnership with the National Park Service at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, schools within 75 miles of Topeka are eligible for bus grants to offset the cost of this tour and field trips to Brown v. Board as well as other Topeka locations focusing on the enduring struggle for freedom. For more information regarding the bus grants, contact the education specialist at Brown v. Board of Education national Historic Site at 785-354-4273.

Bus transportation for USD 501 schools: The Topeka Metro System is offering free rides for classroom field trips along fixed-route buses for schools in USD 501 during the 2013-2014 school year.  This offer includes students, teachers and parents.

Length of tour:

Approximately one hour, with a maximum of four tours per hour.

Number of people in a group:

Minimum number per tour is 10. Maximum number is 20. For large groups, a maximum of 80 people can be accommodated in one hour.

Registration and scheduling: register online, or contact Education and Outreach at 785-272-8681, ext. 414; email education@kshs.org.  Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

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