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.

Schedule Your Field Trip

Field Trip Includes 2.5 hours of programming:

Your choice of one of our age-appropriate, core-curriculum driven Education Programs for groups of 10+
Guided Track Visit 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:

Grade Preschool - 5th: $6.50 per student
Grade 6th - 12th: $8.00 per student
The Kentucky Derby Museum education department kindly requests that only registered students be brought on school field trips and chaperones refrain from bringing additional children not enrolled in the attending school
January 1 - February 28: FREE ADMISSION for all Kentucky and Southern Indiana schools*
One Adult for Every Four Students is Free All field trips must have a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 10 students to book a field trip. You will be allowed a maximum of 1 adult per 4 children for free. Any additional adults over the 1:4 maximum will be invoiced to the school at a rate of $10.00 per person
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
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.

Ready to Visit? Book your Field Trip today!


Hear what our guests are saying!

“This was the best field trip experience we have ever taken for our 5th graders. Our kids loved it and I thought it was so good for them to learn about the history of the derby. Mollie and Emily were both just wonderful to work with as well. We will be returning next year!”

Mollie on Outreach visit with students
The Greatest Race

“The staff was well organized and informational. They offered our students a wonderful experience full of knowledge about the Kentucky Derby Museum. Learning about all the different aspects of the Kentucky Derby including the history, the race, seeing the track, items from the races, and the venue was a great experience. The wrap around video at the end was very neat to watch as well! We had a wonderful experience and hope to attend again next year with a new class of students.”

"This is one of the greatest field trips that the city of Louisville offers!”

Kids on model horse in starting gate


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