Scheduling a School Tour

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Tour: The Museum provides guided tours for all school groups! School Tours have been carefully designed to follow the Kansas Curricular Standards. Bus funding is available.  To schedule your tour please complete this form or contact the Museum at (316) 265-9314 or

In addition to tours listed, guided tours can be modified or customized to meet your students’ needs. Please contact the Museum Educator for special requests.

  • The Museum is an excellent resource for history projects. The auditorium can be reserved for instruction, and many primary and secondary sources are available to help your students with their research needs. Contact the Museum Educator for reservations.
  • When making reservations for groups larger than 40 students, we recommend that you consider requesting two tour times, at one-hour intervals.  While waiting for their tour to begin, groups can enjoy a self-guided walking tour of some nearby downtown landmarks, a visit to Heritage Park (located just east of the Museum) or a tour of the Central Library (located right across the street.)

Joint tour with the Wichita Public Library:  Want to get the most out of your trip downtown?  Schedule a joint tour with both of our facilities to maximize your out-of-school time.  Indicate your interest using our joint scheduling form, and we will get back to you within 72 hours with more details.  (Can’t fund your trip?  Please check the box on the form to get more information.)

For all other inquiries regarding guided tours and school visits, please contact Museum Educators at (316) 265-9314 or


About the docents (your tour guides)

The word “docent” comes from the Latin verb docere, which means “to teach.”  The Historical Museum docents are volunteer tour guides who facilitate learning on field trips by leading discussions with students and providing additional information about exhibits. Teachers may work in advance with the Museum Educator to tailor tours with class learning objectives

If you would like to become a Museum Docent, contact Museum Educators at (316) 265-9314 or


Learn more about:
School Tours
Teacher’s Pass

Feature Exhibits

Special Exhibits
Past Exhibits