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Kansas Day at the Museum

Check back in the fall to find out about Kansas Day at the Museum 2020.

Kansas Museum of History

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Free Admission

STEM Activities

Old Time Craft Demonstrations

Live Performances

Kansas souvenirs to purchase

Happy 158th birthday Kansas!

I’ve taken students to Kansas Day at the Museum for several years. Each time the kids comment on how that was ‘the best field trip ever.’  - Abilene teacher

Loved that you had so many hands on activities . . . Fantastic. - Topeka teacher


  • Wild West performances with an emphasis on character, loyalty, and attitude at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Hands-on standards based activities and demonstrations of historic crafts and skills
  • Exhibits - The Story of Kansas Enjoy free admission to the museum on this day, our birthday gift to you as we celebrate Kansas Day.
  • The Museum Store features many Kansas themed items for people of all ages at a variety of prices from games and activity books to stuffed animals.

Two week advance registration is requested for groups of 10 or more, or people needing accommodations.

  • Complete the registration form and submit it by email, fax or mail. To fill it out electronically you will need to download it, fill in the information using a recent version of Acrobat Reader, and email it to kshs.education@ks.gov.
  • Kansas Day at the Museum Tips for Visitors
  • Map of the Event
  • State standards the event addresses
  • Driving and parking directions
  • The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs.The Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities. Please share any accommodations needed when you register.
  • Receive a packet of resource and teaching materials when you return your teacher evaluation.
  • Still have questions?  Contact us by phone at 785-272-8681, ext. 425 or by email at kshs.education@ks.gov

Thank You!

We want to thank the following organizations for helping to make Kansas Day at the Museum 2019 possible:  Ad Astra Kansas Foundation, Burlingame Quilters Guild, Foundation for Aeronautical Education, Higgins Stone Quarry, Hudson Cream Flour, Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, The Merry Cranks, and the Topeka Handweavers and Spinners Guild.

Kansas Day in the classroom

If you are not able to join us at the Kansas Museum of History on Kansas Day, you can find many resources on our website to bring Kansas Day into your classroom.