Field Trips

Bring your students to the Kentucky Derby Museum!

**For schools/student groups outside of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, visit our Group Tours page.


The Kentucky Derby Museum is excited to resume field trips and welcome back students. We require that all field trip and special student program attendees (students, teachers, chaperones, school staff and troop leaders) wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, while on property at the Museum or Churchill Downs.
Click to read our COVID-19 Waiver of Liability.

Protocols are subject to change.

Kids watching The Greatest Race film

Field Trip Includes:

Your choice of one of our age-appropriate, core-curriculum driven Education Programs for groups of 10+
Guided Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack
A showing of "The Greatest Race", our one-of-a-kind 360º immersive sound and visual experience
Two floors of interactive exhibits
*Indiana counties of Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Scott, Washington and Crawford

Field Trip Pricing:

Preschool - Fifth Grade: $5.50 per student
Sixth Grade - Twelfth Grade: $7.00 per student
Adult Chaperones and Bus Drivers are Free
January 1 - February 28: FREE ADMISSION for all Kentucky and Southern Indiana schools*
Bus Subsidy: JCPS and the Louisville Archdiocese schools are eligible for a $70 bus subsidy. You must request the funding when you schedule your field trip.

Field Trip Add-ons:

Lunch Space: We will provide lunch space for your students upon request. This must be scheduled in advance. Allow additional 30 minutes.
$.50 per student
Gift Bags: Take home a souvenir gift bag (must be ordered in advance).
$2.00 per student
Derby Jeopardy: Wrap up your field trip with a rousing game of Derby Jeopardy led by a museum educator.
$2.00 per student

Ready to Visit? Book your Field Trip today!


Rider's Up Exhibit

Hear what our guests are saying!

"I chaperoned my grandson's school field trip to the KY Derby Museum. The presenters did an excellent job & the activities were engaging. The movie was everyone's favorite!"

- Karen Enlow
Trip Advisor Review


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