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

Virtual Field Trips

Let us bring the Kentucky Derby to your classroom! We will livestream into your classroom or student devices on the platform of your choice.


Virtual Field Trip Includes:

  • 30 minute, interactive, curriculum driven education program of your choice with a Museum Educator
  • Link to a student-friendly 15 minute All-Access tour of Churchill Downs
  • Link to a student-friendly 15 minute tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum (activity guides supplied)

Virtual Field Trip Price:

$50 per link for an approximately one hour experience

Virtual KDM Lessons