School Field Trips


KMAC offers field trips designed to expose students to a wide variety of art forms and help students make Core Content and cross-curricular connections. All field trips at KMAC include a core-content based tour of museum exhibits and a hands-on project that kids get to keep.


What should I expect during my field trip?

All field trips begin with a brief introduction including a review appropriate art museum behavior, followed by a guided tour of exhibits lasting 45 minutes to an hour. We strive to approach all exhibits in an age-appropriate way, with a strong emphasis on common core connections.

Students will then be guided in a hands-on craft that they can take home. We generally take a half-hour lunch break half way through our project, but if you need to schedule lunch for a specific time, please let us know.


What kinds of hands-on projects are available?

We are happy to create a project based on your specific needs or interests. If there is a particular subject, theme, or medium you are studying, let us know and we will work with you to integrate it into the project! We also offer thematic projects that make a direct connection to current exhibits. Please ask what thematic options are available when you schedule.

Possible projects/media include bookmaking, printmaking, painting, drawing, fiber art, ceramics, polymer clay wood, folk art, mixed media, and more. (Note: ceramics projects will be fired at the museum and available for pick up in 2-3 weeks).


What should I bring?

Students should bring a sack lunch and a drink. They should also wear clothes that can get messy. You are welcome to bring smocks if you choose.


What time can I schedule a field trip?

Field trips are generally 10:00am-1:00pm. However, we are happy to schedule your field trip anytime between 9:30 and 4:30.


What is the cost?

Full three-hour field trips including hands-on project are $7.50 per student.

Guided tour-only visits (lasting 1-1.5 hours) are $2.00 per student.

Unguided tour-only visits are $1.00 per student.


How many students can I bring?

We can take a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 60.


How many Chaperones are allowed/what is the cost?

We recommend 1 chaperone per 6 students, but you are welcome to bring as many as you feel are needed to best assist your students.

Chaperones are free! However, please be aware that we prepare only enough supplies for the number of students scheduled. If any adults plan to participate in the hands-on project, we ask that they let us know in advance and pay the $7.50 fee.


How do I schedule a field trip?

Call 502-589-0102 or email and let us know:

- How many students you are bringing and in what grade(s)

- What time you plan to come (if different from our standard 10:00-1:00 time frame)

- What hands-on project you would like to do

- What date(s) you are interested in. We will do our best to accommodate your date preference based on availability.


*Please be aware that some exhibits can contain pieces that may be challenging for some children, and may very rarely depict violence or nudity. If you have questions about the contents of a specific exhibit, please let us know.*


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