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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212

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For Schools

We offer field trip experiences at two locations, the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park and Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton.

To make a reservation for your group, please fill out either the form for Lanesfield or the Arts & Heritage Center, or contact the Museum's Education Department at 913-715-2570 or email.

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

family exploring Kidscape Visit KidScape, where you can play in the past!                                                                                                                                                                      (Recommended for toddler through elementary age)

Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday; Groups of 10 or more please call to schedule 913-715-2570.
Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children (1-17)

History comes to life in our kid-sized community! Experience life in the past through play as you explore over 3,500 square feet of buildings and landscape inspired by the history of Johnson County. We even have a soft play area for our youngest visitors.

Pre-School

1950s mother reading a book to her four childrenRetro Storytime Fun! Remember The Little Red Hen? The Poky Little Puppy? You and your preschoolers will love the stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1954 All-Electric House!  After the story, enjoy an art project for little hands.  

First Wednesday of every month, 45 minute session. We ask that parents stay with children. Can be booked as a field trip – call for details!

Admission: $6 per child, $5 per adult (includes admission to KidScape and the Museum exhibits)

 

 

Elementary Programs

Hours: Offered 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday
Admission: $6 per child, $5 per adult (includes admission to KidScape and the Museum exhibits); School staff receive complimentary admission.

Guided tours of our main exhibit are included with every school-aged field trip!
Johnson County’s 200 year history is rich and varied; from the earliest Native peoples, to the civil war, to the population boom in the 1950s and beyond, our community has grown from just 4,000 to half a million people in 150 years.  The 1950s All-Electric House is a favorite stop, where children can compare and contrast their own home to a home from the past.  

K and 1st Grade

children putting together puzzle

 

Thank You Community Helpers  What is a community and who are the helpers? Learn about the real people who help in Johnson County.

Play a cooperative game, do a craft activity in the classroom, tour the exhibit, and explore KidScape. (Approximately 2 hours)

 

 

2nd Grade and Up

Antique trunk with white gloves, mystery objects, and clipboards

History Detectives Put on your white gloves and grab your clipboards! Use your observational and critical thinking skills as you evaluate a mystery object from the past.  Includes KidScape exploration time for up through 3rd grade and an exhibit tour showcasing local history. (Approximately 2.5 hours)

Adaptable for students through high school.

 

 

Green fabric covered with green pom poms to represent tress, blue ribbon to represent water

Community Planners Challenge  Students watch the story of Johnson County unfold, then work together to create a city of their dreams! Working in small groups, students choose a mayor and plan roads, buildings, landscapes, and special places.  Includes KidScape exploration time for 3rd grade and an exhibit tour showcasing local history. (Approximately 2.5 hours)

Adapable through students in middle school.

 

Lanesfield Historic Site

 

Lanesfield Living History Program

Grades: Recommended for Spring of Third – Fifth

Description: Students experience a day in the life of a child attending a one-room school. In this immersive program, kids are encouraged to dress up!  (Approximately 4 1/2 hours).
Fee: $130 per group. Limited to groups of 30, including school staff and parents.
Schedule: Year-round, Monday - Friday

Location: Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Rd. Edgerton, KS 66021
**Submit Class Registration Form: Online Registration
Teacher Materials: Living History Field Trip Information

George’s Story: Not a Bad Day After All - Historical Fiction Companion for the Lanesfield Historic Site

2017 Lanesfield Gift Shop List

Lanesfield Farm Family Program

Grades: Kindergarten – Third
Description: This program highlights an early 20th century farm day. Children experience life on the farm life, do chores, and enjoy lessons in the one-room school led by a costumed schoolteacher. (Approximately 2 hours)
Fee: $3 per child. Teachers and chaperones receive complimentary admission. Limited to groups of 60.
Schedule: Year-round, Monday-Friday.

Location: Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Rd. Edgerton, KS 66021

Teacher Materials: Farm Families Field Trip Information

George’s Story: Not a Bad Day After All - Historical Fiction Companion for the Lanesfield Historic Site

2017 Lanesfield Gift Shop List

Wooden outdoor pavilion at Lanesfield Historic Site
Bring your lunch and eat at our pavilion!

Lanesfield Plan Visit Form

Ready to plan your visit? Please complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Note: all programs are at the Lanesfield Historic Site.
We suggest 1 chaperone per 5 children (Pre-K and K), 1 chaperone per 8 children (1st grade and up)
ex. 123-456-7890

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Upcoming Events

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November 23, 2017 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Museum closed for Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2017 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

A Very Fifties Christmas at the Johnson County Museum

November 25, 2017 | 1:00 pm

A Country School Christmas!

November 29, 2017 | 10:00 am

Doo Dad Mike at the Johnson County Museum

December 1, 2017 | 1:00 pm

A Country School Christmas!