To register and/or to receive more detailed information about any of our programs below, please email Ronnie Dreistadt or contact him directly at (502) 992-5911.
Distance Learning Webcast
Bring the Kentucky Derby Museum into your classroom via a video web link! The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to offer free Distance Learning webcasting. Webcasting is essentially "broadcasting" over the internet.
Left: HAWA 2016 winner, Hannah Brown-Paul. Right: 2016 Grand Prize winning artwork.
Each year the Kentucky Derby Museum sponsors a student art competition for students in Jefferson County to showcase their talents and celebrate the Kentucky Derby.
Artist in Residence: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
May 17-19, 2016: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is coming to Kentucky Derby Museum for a hands-on art workshop. $8.00 per student.
Two time slots per day for craft: 10:00 and 11:15 A.M. EST
- A special Behind the Scenes "Art Tour" of Churchill Downs Racetrack
- Private showing of "The Greatest Race"
- Time to explore the Museum's two levels of exhibits
- "Paint Your Way to Derby" with a hands-on craft activity with Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
- Lunch space available
After-School Programs for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadets and Senior Girl Scouts.
Bring your troop for a fun and educational experience after school. Your visit includes a tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a viewing of The Greatest Race and an optional education program or craft activity. Free admission for all Kentucky troops and Indiana troops in the counties of Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington during our Free Kids period, November through March.
Now Girl Scouts who visit the Kentucky Derby Museum can take home more than just fun memories, they can remember their trip with an official Girl Scout patch! The new patch is available through the Finish Line Gift Shop and will be available upon request. To earn the patch, girls must meet a list of requirements. The troops will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, or for those girls outside of a reasonable traveling distance they can visit our website. Then, based on their troop level, the girls will bake Derby foods, decorate a Derby hat, or participate in several other activities to earn the patch. It's a fun and exciting way to learn about the horses that run in the Kentucky Derby!