Field Trips

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?

Q: How much does a school group visit cost?

Q: Do KGMC Family memberships apply to school field trips?

Q: How can I pay?

Q: What if I have to cancel our trip?

Q: Do you give refunds?

Q: What do we do in case of school closings?

Q: What if we are late?

Q: How do I make a school group reservation?

Q: Do I need chaperones?

Q: What are the adults in my group responsible for?

Q: How can I prepare for a field trip?

Q: Where can we park?

Call (606) 564-5865 today to find out what upcoming programs and exhibits are planned.

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Public/Private Schools

RiverWorks Discovery

RiverWorks Discovery is a national education outreach program of the National Rivers Hall of Fame located at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The mission of RWD is to educate children and their families about the commerce, culture and conservation of the great rivers of America and their watersheds. This program is designed for 3rd – 6th grade students.

For more information on the program, visit the RiverWorks Discovery site.

Museum Scouts

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center provides the very successful Museum Scouts after school enrichment program for fourth grade students interested in local history and our museum. The program introduces students to local history and the Civil War in Kentucky, basic photography, personal safety, oral history, genealogy, River Works Discovery, and the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Gallery.

They participate in a “behind the scenes” look at KGMC special collections and a miniatures hands-on workshop. Scouts complete their program with a field trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.