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.
Join us for a morning of equine programming as we learn about America’s great horse race – the Kentucky Derby! We’ll tour both the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs, learn about the amazing women who have owned, trained and ridden in the Derby, and we’ll immerse ourselves into our 360 movie called “The Greatest Race”.
Who? All Girl Scout Troops are welcome. There will be programming available for scouts of all ages.
Cost: $8 per scout. Cost includes Derby Museum Girl Scout Patch.
Adult Chaperones are Free. Troops must register in advance.
*Please note: These events are subject to change based upon recommendations and directives from the Governor’s office regarding Covid-19.
Join us for "Derby Academy," an education based collection of 11-minute episodes highlighting topics of America's greatest horse race, and longest running continuous sporting event. Science, math, social studies and humanities come to life as we learn about one of the things that makes Kentucky – Kentucky! "Derby Academy" is designed for teachers to use in classroom to supplement curriculum in a variety of subjects for grades 4-8 and always tie to America’s longest, continuous, sporting event with curriculum you’re teaching in your classroom.
Each episode will include the following academic standards:
2.19 Students recognize and understand the relationship between people and geography and apply their knowledge in real-life situations.
2.20 Students understand, analyze, and interpret historical events, conditions, trends, and issues to develop historical perspective.
6.1 Students connect knowledge and experiences from different subject areas.
6.3 Students expand their understanding of existing knowledge by making connections with new knowledge, skills, and experiences.
Episode #1 “Who Was Ansel Williamson?” (Social Studies)
Episode #3 “Let’s Talk $$” (Economics)
Episode #4 “Derby Gold” (Chemistry)
Episode #5 "You Are What You Eat?" (Food and Nutrition)
Episode #6 "Matt Winn's Derby" (Social Studies)
Episode #7 "A Horse Named Eclipse" (Science)
Episode #10 “Back to School”