- Boot Hill Museum - Dodge City
Admission Price: $6.00
About: Boot Hill Museum is an educational and historical institution with just enough fun added for the entire family to enjoy!
Summertime activities include the High Noon and 7 pm gunfights; a medicine show; can-can lessons; deputizing of the kids; a delicious country-style dinner; and the Long Branch Variety Show, one of the longest continually running shows in the Nation.
- Mid-American All-Indian Center - Wichita
$2.00 Senior (55+), Military (w/ID) and Student (over 13 w/ID)
$1.20 Children (6-12)
Children under 6: FREE
About: The Mid-America All-Indian Center serves as a cultural center and museum dedicated to educating people about and preserving the heritage of the American Indian. Year-round programming, a gift shop with authentic American Indian-made items and special events bring the Indian Center’s mission to life and promote cultural awareness. Since 1969, the Indian center has helped visitors of all backgrounds understand American Indian strengths, traditions, pride and sovereignty through powwows, a Museum with changing themes, dynamic children’s programs, outdoor exhibits, personalized tours, weekly Community Nights and other programming.
- Old Cowtown Museum - Wichita
$2.60 Senior Citizens (62 and older)
$2.40 Youth (12 to 17)
$2.20 Children (4 to 11)
(No charge for children under 4 and Old Cowtown Museum members)
About: Old Cowtown Museum is one of the oldest open-air living-history museums in the Midwest that portrays life in Wichita during the latter part of the 19th century. Established in 1952, Cowtown preserves the community’s history and adds to residents’ overall quality of life through an array of educational programs, exhibits and special events. The visitor experience at Cowtown is centered around guided and self-guided tours of 70 historic and re-created buildings on 23 acres off the Chisholm Trail, communitywide events and re-enactments throughout the year that provide additional education about specific aspects of Victorian life, an artifact collection that consists of more than 10,000 objects that date back to 1865-1880, concerts and theatrical performances that expand Cowtown’s appeal to new and diverse audiences, a gift shop and more.
- Great Plains Transportation Museum - Wichita
$1.20 Children (ages 3 – 12)
About: The GPTM is the railroad museum of Kansas. We have static displays of locomotives, cabooses, and assorted railroad rolling stock. Visitors can get into the locomotive cabs and many of the cabooses. In addition the museum has displays of railroad artifacts and a gift shop.
- Harvey County Historical Museum - Newton
Admission Price: $1.20
About: There will be a free ice cream social at the 1873 Kellas School and an informal display of 1950’s memorabilia inside the museum. A 1957 car will be parked on the sidewalk right in front of the building. The exhibits and one-room schoolhouse will also be open, as well as the archival research library. In addition to exhibits and research library, they also offer regular educational programs and events traveling exhibits and speakers bureau programs for off-site events, conversations of local interest on our blog and Facebook page and a 10,000 item photo archive.
- Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum - Wichita
Admission Price: Adults $2.00; Children 6-12 $1.00; Children under 6 are free
About: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is a world-class local history museum you will love! Four floors of exhibits celebrating Wichita and Sedgwick County in Wichita's original 1892 city hall. The beautifully appointed interior with fine woodwork, leaded glass and decorative painting provides the perfect setting for an adventure in time.
- Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum - Ellis
$1.00 Children 11 and under
FREE Children 5 and under
About: The Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and memory of one of the greatest car makers of the 20th Century. Our guests will see that Walter P. Chrysler was about more than just cars, he was a man of great intelligence, integrity, and ingenuity.
- Kansas Oil Museum - El Dorado
Admission Price: FREE
About: It is the mission of the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum to preserve and interpret the history and culture of the people who settled and developed Butler County, with emphasis on those industries key to the development of Butler County: Farming, ranching and oil.
We have a variety of exhibits, including our living history area, a 1920's Oil Boom Town, fully equiped with a General Store, Print Shop, Dr. Office, Log Cabin, School House, and working oil equipment.
Contact: 316.321.9333 email@example.com www.kansasoilmuseum.org
- Sedgwick County Zoo - Wichita
Admission Price: *Good throughout the day
$4.00 ages 3 to 11 $6.13 ages 12 and up $5.27 ages 62 and up 2 and under are FREE About: Take a trip to Sedgwick County Zoo and discover more than 3,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. See tigers from Asia. Feed giraffes from Africa. Discover wallaroos from Australia, penguins from South America and much, much more.
- Kansas Aviation Museum - Wichita
Admission Price: $3.50
About: The Kansas Aviation Museum is the aviation showcase in the Air Capital of the World.
Contact: 316.683.9242 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mid-America Air Museum - Liberal
$1.00 Children (ages 6-18)
About: The Mid-America Air Museum is one of the premier aviation museums in the United States. Whether your interest is general aviation, warbirds, helicopters, or experimental and homebuilts, there’s something to spark your imagination.
- Hedrick's Zoo - Nickerson
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Admission Price: $2.00
About: Take a walk on the wild side during a unique experience at Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm. Our staff will take you on the most educational, entertaining and interesting tour you’ll ever experience.
Tours start at: 10:30, 11:30 & 12:30
- Kansas Cosmosphere - Hutchinson
$6.40 Seniors (60+)
$6.40 Children (4-12)
Each All-Day Mission Pass includes one Carey Digital Dome Theater documentary, one Justice Planetarium show, one Dr. Goddard’s Lab show, and one admission to the Hall of Space Museum.
About: The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has been honoring the past and inspiring the future of space exploration for over 50 years. Visitors are treated to an interactive galactic experience unlike any other place on Earth.
- Eisenhower Museum - Abilene
Admission Price: $4
About: Come learn about the 5-star General and 34th President of the United States – Dwight David Eisenhower. Five distinct buildings make up the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum housed on 22 acres. Open 362 days of the year. Parking is available for tour buses and recreational vehicles.
785.263.6700 or 877.RING.IKE
- Kansas African Museum - Wichita
$1.80 Senior/ Student
About: The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) has for 40 years endeavored to make the Kansas African American Experience relevant to EVERY Kansan, regardless of race. We don’t limit this history to African Americans. We consider it American history. TKAAM is the state’s only museum devoted to the Kansas African American experience. We ask visitors to “Find yourself here,” because people of all races participated in the formation of the history here at the museum.
The following museums are also participating in Family Fun Days with KWCH 12 and are free year round.
- Smoky Hill Museum - Salina
- Great Plains Nature Center - Wichita
- Wichita Arts Center - Wichita
About: The Wichita Center for the Arts is the area's oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. For more than 90 years the Center has made art and art education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities.
- Salina Arts Center - Salina
About: The Salina Art Center is celebrating its 35th year as a private, non-profit organization committed to art, artists, and audiences in Salina and across the region. The Art Center has been recognized for its innovative exhibitions and programs, including the ARTery, a permanent interactive area for children of all ages.
- National Glass Museum - Wellington
About: The National Depression Glass Association, founded in 1974, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of American made glassware manufactured just before, during, and immediately after the "Great Depression."
- Wichita Center for the Arts - Wichita
About: Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, The Wichita Center for the Arts is the area's oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. For more than 90 years the Center has made art and art education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities. A privately funded organization, the Center generates tickets sales and tuition.
- Cowley County Historical Society Museum - Winfield
About: It is correct to say that the major purpose of the history museum is to teach history. The means by which this accomplished has been clearly spelled out in the bylaws of the Cowley County Historical Society Museum, whose 40th anniversary is now being observed. Among them are "to collect, embody, arrange and preserve books, pamphlets, maps, charts, manuscript papers, paintings, statuary, relics and other material illustrative of the history of Cowley County; that it shall gather all information calculated to exhibit the past and the present; and that it shall carry on educational work. "
- Lee Richardson Zoo - Garden City
About: Besides enjoying a day watching the animals, the Lee Richardson Zoo Education Department also offers free educational programs on a variety of "Zoo-ey" topics. Both children and adults will enjoy exploring the strange and fascinating world of nature right here in Southwest Kansas. Meet some unusual animals from around the globe, touch a tiger skin, or learn how the rain forest affects our daily lives.
- Dodge City Zoo - Dodge City
About: Wright Park Zoo offers its visitors a chance to see over 45 different exotic and wonderful birds and mammals. Animals at the zoo include Elvira the Siberian tiger, a cougar, several different types of monkeys, and black bears. The zoo is located within Wright Park, near the historically reconstructed blocks of Front Street.
- Mulvane Historical Museum - Mulvane
About: The Mulvane Historical Museum, housed in the former Santa Fe Depot, was dedicated and opened August 19, 1983. The Mulvane Historical Society was Chartered July 11, 1973. The Depot was built in 1910. By the Early 1970's it was used only by railroad repair crews as it was no longer serving passengers. In October 1981, the railroad agreed to sell the depot and lease the land to the Historical Society ending years of negotiations.
- Ulrich Museum of Art - Wichita
About: The Ulrich Museum of Art was established in 1974 to enhance and support Wichita State University's educational and service mission. Then-president Clark Ahlberg believed a superior university should be ever mindful of the thriving city surrounding it. In 1977 he articulated his commitment to this belief: "We have an obligation to reach as many people as possible and to do it with the highest standards – in this case, the highest artistic standards – if we are to properly serve this urban area." To execute his plan to make art an integral part of university and community life, Ahlberg recruited Dr. Martin H. Bush, formerly of Syracuse University. In 1971 Bush began his 20-year tenure as vice president of Academic Resources, during which he guided the establishment of a museum and collection that today enjoy a national reputation. In 2005 the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C., awarded museum accreditation to the Ulrich, as one of only 12 accredited museums in Kansas.
- David Taylor Zoo - Emporia
About: You can walk through the displays of smaller animals and go across the street to see the larger animals, or you can drive by and see the larger animals whether or not the zoo is open. The zoo is part of Soden's Grove Park, which includes a small train that operates in the summer, the historical Marsh Arch Bridge, and an All Veterans Memorial.