In January 2023, the Kansas City Museum had an HVAC water pump malfunction that caused water damage in Corinthian Hall in select areas on all four floors. There is no permanent damage, and repairs are progressing; however, the complexity of some elements are taking longer than anticipated. The Museum will remain temporarily closed and will release more information soon about the expected reopening date of Corinthian Hall. 

Exhibits are the initial layer of learning for museums.  Education programs take the exhibit content deeper by creating an immersive and inspiring environment for open-ended inquiry, critical analysis, meaningful conversation, and multidisciplinary exploration.

The Kansas City Museum is focused on creating education programs for elementary and high-school students and teachers such as school field trips, workshops, summer camps, virtual experiences, mentorships, and internships that supplement and enhance core school curriculum and provide students with real-world learning opportunities.  These programs connect students with historians, educators, artists, and museum professionals who expose them to viable careers opportunities.

School Field Trips connect to exhibit content, may be tailored to the learning goals and curriculum of the classroom, and provide a teachers with pre- and post visit activities. 

Availability & Duration
At this time, School Field Trips are offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the Museum is closed to the public. School Field Trips last for 2 hours and are guided by a Museum educator.

Number of Students
The Museum can accommodate a maximum of twenty-five 25 students at one time.

The cost is $5 per student. We do not charge a fee for teachers and chaperones.

Parking & Entrance
Buses may drop off students and teachers/chaperones on the south side of Gladstone Blvd., in front of the entrance to Corinthian Hall. Buses may remain parked on Gladstone Blvd. or buses may park on Walrond Ave.

Advance reservation, at least four weeks in advance of desired date and time, is required for School Field Trips. To learn more about availability and to schedule, please email Carlota Halpern, Administrative Manager, at Use Subject: Educational Tour.

Cultural Confluences: Rivers to 1870s
The Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Gallery
An Evolving City Landscape: 1880s to 1920s
The William T. Kemper Gallery
Flourishing Populations and Industries: 1910s to 1940s
The Joseph Charles Cirese Sr. and Central Bank of Kansas City Gallery
on behalf of the Dr. Dominic F. Tutera Family
The Kansas City Spirit: 1940s to 1980s
The Edward F. Swinney Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Gallery
A Cultural & Community Restoration: 1970s to Present Day
The Edward F. Swinney Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Gallery
Our City, Our Stories

Photographs by David Remley