Field Trips

In-Person field trips will be available on a limited basis, based upon recommendations and directives from the Governor’s office regarding Covid-19. Also, tours of Churchill Downs Racetrack must be approved beforehand by the management of Churchill Downs.

Please call our education office directly for availability and accommodations at 502-992-5911.

For schools/student groups outside of Kentucky and the listed Indiana counties, visit our Group Tours page.

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Field Trip Includes:

In exhibits

Field Trip Pricing:

*Indiana counties of Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Scott, Washington and Crawford
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* (public and private)
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 a clean and sanitary lunch space for your group. Please have sack lunches boxed so our Facilities staff can meet you at your bus and take your lunches to the designated space. We allow 30 minutes for the use of the lunch space.
$.50 per student
Horseshoe Art: Turn an authentic racing plate (horseshoe) into a work of art to take home in this educator-led activity! (allow 30 minutes)
$3.00 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
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

Virtual Field Trips

Bring the Kentucky Derby Museum to your Students - Wherever they are!


All Virtual Field Trips include:

  • An Education Program of your choice. We can teach it LIVE or PRE-RECORDED
  • Churchill Downs All-Access Student Tour (A pre-recorded tour). We’ll show you areas not normally seen on student tours!
  • Kentucky Derby Museum Exhibits Tour (A pre-recorded tour of our exhibits, including a sneak-peek into the Museum’s collections and archives)
  • Question and Answer Session

Virtual Field Trip Price:

$50 per field trip with unlimited access per grade level

Special Offer Be one of the first 20 people to book a FREE Virtual Field Trip at Kentucky Derby Museum!

Streaming Platform:

Your choice!

Learn More on our Virtual Field Trip page

Virtual KDM Lessons