The Museum provides FREE guided tours for all school groups!
School Tours have been carefully designed to follow the Kansas Curricular Standards.
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. (60 minutes)
A Wichita Cottage
Students tour the rooms of a recreated Victorian house and learn about the design and function of the average 1890’s home in Wichita. This tour includes an illustrated lecture, guided lesson, and hands-on kitchen activities. (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)
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)