The Museum provides FREE guided tours for all school groups!
School Tours have been carefully designed to follow the Kansas Curricular Standards.
Bus funding is available.
A Child’s World
Students step back in time and explore an exhibit full of toys, clothing, and children’s activities from the past as they compare and contrast their own daily lives to children living in early Wichita. This tour includes a guided lesson and hand-on activities. (60 minutes)
Wichita: The Magic City
Students discover the early days of Wichita and its rapid growth from a vast prairie to a bustling city. This tour focuses on the early settlers and their interaction with the Native Americans and includes hands-on activities relating to Wichita Indian culture and trading practices. (60 minutes)
The Wichita Cottage and Magic City exhibits illustrate the settings and characters in Grasslands, Debra Seely’s historical fiction novel for young readers. Check out a class set of books, and share this wonderful historical fiction novel with your students. (60 minutes)
Students learn the history behind the local aviation industry and how Wichita became known as the Air Capital. This tour includes a guided tour of the Spirit of Wichita exhibit, as well as a film entitled Wichita, The Air Capital: The Early Years. (45 minutes)
Students tour the entire Museum and get a broad look at Wichita’s history, with a focus on growth, major events, and technological advances over time. Museum terms are introduced, such as artifact, exhibit and collection. (60 minutes)
Self-Guided Tour/Scavenger Hunt
After a brief introduction to the Museum, students may work with partners or in small groups (no more than 10 students per group) to complete a scavenger hunt by following a series of clues throughout the Museum to answer questions. Once completed, students may turn in their answers for a prize (Family Pass for FREE return visit!). Please plan to bring enough chaperones to ensure that every group is accompanied by an adult. (60 minutes)
For inquiries regarding guided tours and school visits, please contact Museum Educator Abby Miller at (316) 265-9314 or firstname.lastname@example.org