Fun Fact: Since the 50th running of the Kentucky Derby in 1924, Churchill Downs has annually presented a gold trophy to the winning owner of the famed "Run for the Roses."
To register and/or to receive more detailed information about any of our programs below, please contact Ronnie Dreistadt directly at 502-992-5911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW Distance Learning Webcasting
The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to offer free Distance Learning programming for all public and private schools in Kentucky. Bring the Kentucky Derby Museum into your classroom via a video weblink.
Currently, three core curriculum programs are available:
Horse Tales (grades 1-2)
A Visit with Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark (3-5)
Science on the Track (4-7)
Call 502-992-5911 for more information on our newest way to “Share the Fun” of the Kentucky Derby!
Sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association
Horsing Around With Art
Left: HAWA 2013 winner, Cortez Vinson. Right: 2013 HAWA on display in the Museum.
Each year the Kentucky Derby Museum sponsors a student art comptition for students in Jefferson County to showcase their talents and celebrate the Kentucky Derby. This year's exhibition dates are January 20th through March 2nd, 2014.
The deadline for registration is October 18th, 2013.Click here to download the registration form.
In this workshop, students will create a series of monochromatic prints of horseshoes and use racing equipment (brushes, curry combs, etc) as stamps to add texture. Prints will be installed to form an 8 ft. x 10 ft. jockey silk to be displayed for thousands of visitors from around the world. This exhibition will run February 3rd through August 3rd.
9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
No charge for chaperones Availability is limited.
Duration: 50 min. workshop plus 50 min. art tour of Churchill Downs to explore paintings, sculptures, and the Twin Spires.
To schedule your group, contact Ronnie Dreistadt email@example.com.
Allow two hours with the addition of a viewing of our 360-degree film "The Greatest Race". Free lunch space is available for sack lunches.
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, a viewing of The Greatest Race and an optional education program or craft activity ($2.00 craft fee applies, only available in summer). 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.
Kentucky Derby Museum Official Girl Scouts Patch
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 1-800-593-3729 and will be available upon request. To earn the patch, girls must meet a list of requirements (click here to download requirements). The troops will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum, or for those girls outside of a reasonable travelling 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!