What is the fee for educational student pricing?
$5.00 per student. Required adults/chaperones free. Extra adults/chaperones $5.00
each. The required adult to student ratio is 1 to 10. For example, a field trip with
82 students would have 8 free adult admissions for 4 teachers and 4 chaperones. Extra
adults would pay $5.00 each.
How long is the average field trip?
What times and dates are field trips available?
Field trips reservations are available Tuesday through Friday from 9AM - 1:30 PM.
Please make reservations early! Certain times of the year fill quickly.
When should I schedule a reservation?
Certain times of the year fill quickly. Reservations are taken online, the forms are
linked to the field trip page.
What information should I have ready before scheduling a reservation?
Please see the reservation forms linked to the specific field trip you are requesting.
When is payment due?
Schools present check or cash upon arrival. Schools may request to be invoiced after
visit and mail the check to Kentucky Museum. Please have one designated payee per
school. Payee should know total number of students and have correct amount, check
or PO. One receipt will be written per school.
Where is the Museum located?
Where do Chaperones park?
Chaperones may park in the Kentucky Building Lot, to the right of the Museum or across
the street in the Adams Street Lot in spaces marked with a "V" for visitor. Chaperons
should stop and sign-in the parking log in the lobby of the Museum. Chaperones should
carpool together if possible. Available parking spaces are often limited due to WKU
programs. Please see Chaperone Information
Where do buses park?
When and where do we check in?
After the bus has pulled into the bus lane next to the museum, a museum staff member
will be there to meet you. Plan to arrive 10 -15 minutes early. Students must be unlaeded,
ready to go no later that the agreed upon time.
What if we are late?
Late arrivals often results in missing portions or an exhibit/station/rotation. Unfortunately,
due to time constraints and WKU student/staff scheduling, we cannot extend length
of field trip due to late arrival.
Is there somewhere to eat lunch?
There is no space in the Museum for lunch. You may choose to bring a sack lunch and
eat outside the Museum or South Lawn. You can arrange for lunch on campus by contacting
WKU Restaurant & Catering Group at 270-745-2416.
You may take photographs in most exhibits, flash photography is not allowed.
Unfortunately, we do not have large bathrooms that can accommodate large numbers of
students. Please schedule additional time when bringing large groups needing to use
What should we wear?
The Felts Log House is unheated and can be very cold. Please advise students, teachers
and chaperones to dress accordingly. When on the Day @ WKU tour dress according to
May I use my cell phone?
Cell phones are wonderful for photographing your visit but cell phone conversations are not allowed. It is disruptive to the tour guides, and embarrassing to the adult when we ask him/her
to leave the area. Active assistance and participation of all adult chaperones is
How do I prepare my students for the field trip?
How do I prepare for my field trip?
Fill out the online request form for your specific field trip. Within 48 business
hours, you will receive an email confirmation or phone call to discuss your field
trip. Arrange for transportation and recruit the required number of chaperones. Have
a printed map and directions for each bus driver, printed instructions for chaperons,
printed copies of Information for Teachers for each teacher on the trip.