Education

Throughout the year, the Wyandotte County Museum offers temporary exhibits and programs for school groups, adult or senior groups, or clubs. To book a program, tour or to inquire about our temporary exhibits and programs call (913) 573-5002. We can come to you or you can come to us! Programs and tours can be offered with hands-on activities for children and adults.

If you are interested in visiting the museum for a self-guided tour (no tour guide), museum admission is free of charge.
 


Tours:

Tours of the Wyandotte County Museum include a hands-on area where children try the hand as an archeologist, build a pot, touch furs, create bead work, grind corn, and try on clothing from the 1800s, or a fireman's jacket and helmet. The tour is adapted to fit any age.

If you are interested in visiting the museum for a self-guided tour (no tour guide), museum admission is free of charge. To schedule a tour, call (913) 573-5002 or email us.

Programs:

The Museum and the Wyandotte County Historical Society offer a variety of programs throughout the year to our membership and the general community. Past programs including an Antique Appraisal Fair, Bus Tours of Wyandotte County, Ghostly Wyandotte, various speakers, and other educational opportunities.

Trunks:

We have a variety of programs aimed to educate and entertain your students. Listed below are just a few of the programs we offer. We can also customize a program for your school.
An industrious group of Native Americans known as the Kansas City Hopewell contributed to our life over 2500 years ago. This trunk, with lots of hands-on material, will teach students about the culture of Native Americans before Columbus. This trunk is age appropriate for (5) years old to adults.

The Terrible Lizard trunk teaches students about the days the dinosaurs ruled the earth. The Terrible Lizard trunk begins with storytelling and ends with a dance. Between comes lots of exciting hands-on material, like a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth, that children can touch. This trunk is age appropriate for (3) to (7) years.

Ancient Egypt relates the story of the pyramids, pharaohs, mummification and the ordinary life of the typical Egyptian during the rule of the great kings. This trunk is age appropriate for all.
Grandma's Attic is a delightful trunk filled with the days of a young schoolgirl from the early 1900s. The story is told through the life of Ruth, a little girl that grew up around Wyandotte County. This trunk is age appropriate for (4) to (12) years.

Life skills of the 1800s experiences hands-on learning stations of various daily activities from the 1800s! Rolling out dough, making butter, scrubbing clothes on the washboard, making rope and "shaving" will have children of all ages participating in this fun and educational program.