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Your Museum Experience:
Experience the pageantry and excitement of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports"™, the Kentucky Derby. Enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits. Visitors can try to call a race, test drive a Thoroughbred on "Riders Up" (the horse racing simulator exhibit), view Derby races dating back to 1918 and much more.
The Museum features a 360 degree hi-def film, "The Greatest Race", that puts our guests in the heart of the Kentucky Derby action.
The Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs is included with your Museum experience. View the Grandstand, Clubhouse, Finish Line and Winner's Circle as our knowledgeable tour guides showcase the history and tradition of Churchill Downs. Tour includes a visit with our equine residents located in the backyard paddock.
Allow 1 1/2 hrs
Group Admission Rates:
15 or more: $10.00 pp
(Children 12 and Under: $5.00 pp)
(prices subject to change)
Enhance Your Visit:
Backstretch Breakfast Tour
Experience the authenticity of the backside of the race track during breakfast in the Track Kitchen. Located directly rail side on the race track, guests will enjoy typical morning fare while watching the horses during their morning workouts. Please note, this area is not available to the general public / offered Mar - Nov.
$30 per person (Derby Week $40), includes Museum admission. Tour available Mar.-Nov. at 7:00am or 8:30am. 15 guest minimum. Plan 3 hours with Museum visit. Reservations and deposit required 30 days from visit.
What's your fashion attitude? Big brim with lots of trimmings or simple and chic? During our Hatitude event, you will create your own personally designed Derby hat. We provide the hat, all the ribbons, bows, flowers and fanfare - you provide the style. Reserve today and flex your Hatitude. Includes Museum admission.
$26 per person
Off to the Races
With $5,000 worth of "Horsey Bucks," everyone is a high roller! This mock racing event allows guests to share in the fun & excitement of wagering and learn about handicapping the horses. Remember, there's a winner in every race! Includes Museum admission.
$25 per person
Breakfast at the Spires
Be inspired by the athleticism of the horses during their morning workouts while breakfasting alongside the world famous Twin Spires. Truly an exclusive experience / offered Mar - Dec. Includes Museum admission.
$20 per person
Take your Museum experience to a new level by adding a class from our Bourbon Authority, Fred Minnick. This exclusive bourbon class treats guests to 3 of Kentucky's finest bourbons while learning the who, what, where, and why of Kentucky's signature beverage. Includes Museum admission.
$35 per person
Inside the Vault
Meet with the Kentucky Derby Museum curator and view valuable trinkets, treasures and rare artifacts from inside the Museum's vault. Includes Museum admission.
$20 per person
NEW! Kentucky Derby 101
Add an engaging and energizing element to your groups' visit with a 30 minute, interactive educational program. Our Museum educator will deliver an up close and personal look at the Kentucky Derby. Guests will experience a dynamic, unique perspective on Derby history, traditions, economics and science. Kentucky Derby 101 covers it all from starting gate to finish line!
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Louisville Legends Package
Enjoy two of Louisville's greatest sporting attractions at one low price, Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Reservations required. Contact (502) 588-7227
Policies & Special Features
Induction loop available for the hard of hearing
Museum is handicap accessible
*Onsite parking available for motorcoaches