School Tours

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)

A Wichita Cottage


Students tour the rooms of a recreated Victorian house and learn about the design and function of the average 1890s home in Wichita. (approximately 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. (60 minutes)

Comprehensive Tour


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)

Click here to schedule one of our guided tours.

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


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