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Kansas Day at the Museum

Check back in the fall for information about Kansas Day at the Museum 2021

Kansas Museum of History

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Free Admission

STEM Activities

Old Time Craft Demonstrations

Live Performances

Kansas souvenirs to purchase

Happy 159th 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


  • Dennis Rogers  American Indian performer and educator will share his culture through music and dance as he encourages students with an emphasis on sensitivity to all cultures.  Performances are 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 - Enjoy the exhibit 105 Counties, 105 Stories with the free admission 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 gift chosen especially for teachers when you return your evaluation on Kansas Day.
  • 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 2020 possible:  Ad Astra Kansas Foundation, Burlingame Quilters Guild, Forge, Foundation for Aeronautical Education, Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Kansas Sunflower Basket Weavers, Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, The Merry Cranks, Topeka Handweavers and Spinners Guild, and Topeka High School.

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.