A field trip is a journey by a group of people to a place away from their normal environment. It is wonderful to leave the classroom and visit a special place for a day as a class. Museums, zoos, historic sites, police and fire stations, sports arenas, parks – is there any place a field trip can’t go?
The purpose of the trip is usually observation for education, to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities. KGMC offers just that. From our permanent Regional History Exhibits, and Research Library, the KSB Miniatures Collection – where you can explore worlds within worlds, to the Changing Exhibits Gallery – where there is always something new, the Museum Center puts forth an educational experience that will be remembered always!
(Photos courtesy of Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the benefits for school groups?
A: Discounted rates, a confirmation letter and pre-visit guide, and a friendly greeting and orientation. Not to mention, exhibits that enhance core curriculum.
Q: How much does a school group visit cost?
A: $1.50 per student for groups of 10 or more, preschool through grade 12. (Valid Tuesday through Friday only.) Home-schooled students are also welcome at these rates.
Q: Do KGMC Family memberships apply to school field trips?
A: No. Memberships are valid for family visits only and are not accepted for group visits.
Q: How can I pay?
A: We accept checks, completed purchase orders and credit cards.
Q: What if I have to cancel our trip?
A: Cancellations must be made at least seven days before your visit. You will be required to pay the total amount if cancellation is not received seven days prior to your reservation date. If you must cancel your visit, every effort will be made to reschedule your group, subject to availability. Cancellations by telephone should be followed immediately by a mailed, emailed or faxed confirmation to:
Kentucky Gateway Museum Center
215 Sutton Street
Maysville, KY 41056
Q: Do you give refunds?
A: You will be responsible for the total cost of your reservation, which must be confirmed seven days prior to your visit. Total amount is due at check-in. Refunds are not given.
Q: What do we do in case of school closings?
A: School groups may reschedule when school closings occur due to inclement weather.
Q: What if we are late?
A: If you are late, we will make every effort to complete your tour. However, if another group is scheduled, adjustments will have to be made.
Q: How do I make a school group reservation?
A: To make a reservation, please call (606) 564-5865 ext. 108, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do I need chaperones?
A: Yes. For grades 2 through 12, one chaperone per 10 students is required. One chaperone per five students is required for preschoolers through first grade. Required chaperones pay $1. Additional chaperones must pay the student rate.
Q: What are the adults in my group responsible for?
A: Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the behavior and safety of their students. You and your organization are responsible for ensuring that participants follow the rules and regulations of the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.
Q: How can I prepare for a field trip?
A: Review the information provided in your pre-visit school guide or, if possible, visit the Museum Center in advance.
Q: Where can we park?
A: Call Communication Services for information: (606) 564-5865 ext. 108.
Buses can unload and load in front of the Museum Center.
Call (606) 564-5865 today to find out what upcoming programs and exhibits are planned.