May, June, September, November

Group Admission & Tour options are available to groups of 15 or more. Derby Season not included. Advanced registration and payment are required.

Group admission includes:

A viewing of “The Greatest Race,” a 360° multi-media experience that will give you chills as you are immersed in the magic of the Derby.
Two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits and artifacts dating back to 1875, the year of the first Kentucky Derby.
Access to our Resident horses at the Stable.
The Derby Museum Store.
Kentucky-inspired dishes, Mint juleps, and Bourbon flights in the Derby Café & Bourbon Bar.
Motorcoach group infront of the Museum

Plan your group’s visit in three easy steps:

Starting Gate Number 1

Step 1: Select a Tour

Historic Walking Tour

Historic Walking Tour + Admission

Adult $15 / Children 5-13 $10

See for yourself world-famous Churchill Downs Racetrack! Walk through the Grandstands where thousands of people roar with excitement on Derby day. Your Tour Guide will lead you to the rail of the legendary dirt track where every Derby winner has raced, from Aristides, to Secretariat, and many more. Your Guide will share stories of the early days of the Kentucky Derby through its transformation into the iconic event it is today. Have your camera ready!

  • Tour departs hourly 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sundays
  • 20-minute tour (we recommend 1.5 – 2 hours total visit)
  • Minimum 15 people / Please contact us if your group is 250+
Morning Workout Walking Tour

Morning Works Walking Tour + Admission

Adults $16 / Students 5-13 $10

Start your day rail side at the track! Experience the thrilling sound of hooves pounding the dirt as horses and jockeys train right in front of you! You’ll see horses gallop past at speeds up to 40 miles per hour! Your guide will share the ins and outs of training world-class Thoroughbreds while you also visit the Churchill Downs Grandstand. Be sure to have your camera ready – seeing these incredible athletes working out beneath the historic Twin Spires™ is a memory you’ll want to hold onto forever. Approximately 2.4 furlongs (.3 miles).

*Workouts may be canceled due to weather or other conditions
  • Tours depart hourly at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday
  • 30 Minute Tour (we recommend 1.5 to 2 hours total visit)
  • Minimum 15 people / Please contact us for groups 250+
Backstretch Breakfast Tour

Backstretch Breakfast Workout Tour + Admission

Adults $39 / Students 5-13 $34

Our most exclusive group tour! Experience the backside of the racetrack during a rail-side breakfast in the Track Kitchen all while watching the horses during their morning workouts.

  • 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday
  • 60 minutes on the back side
  • Minimum of 15 Guests / Maximum of 100 Guests
  • For Commercial Tours- $10 per Driver/Guide for Breakfast
Starting Gate Number 2

Step 2 (Optional): Select Add-on Activity!

From hands-on hat-making, and competitive mock racing, to learning how to make a Mint Julep, the Derby museum has fun and engaging group activities that can be added on to any visit of groups of every size (with a 15-person minimum).

Please allow an additional 45-60 minutes for each activity.

Hatitude

Hatitude

$25 per person

What's your fashion attitude? Big brim with lots of trimmings or simple and chic? During Hatitude, you will create your very own Kentucky Derby hat. We provide the hat, all the ribbons, bows, flowers, and fanfare - you provide the style.

Lucky Shoes

Lucky Shoes

$12 per person

Four-leaf clovers, rabbit's feet, heads-up pennies - all lucky charms for many people. Another common one? The horseshoe! They are thought to bring good luck and protection. Groups can decorate and take home their very own lucky horseshoe!

Race Activity

Race Activity

$15 per person

With $5,000 worth of "Horsey Bucks," everyone is a high roller! This mock racing event allows your group to share in the fun & excitement of wagering and learn about handicapping the horses. We supply the race programs, horsey bucks, betting windows, live tellers, and prizes to give groups a feel of real racing action! This is one fun, exciting, and a bit competitive group experience!

Mint Julep University

Mint Julep University

$25 per person

When you're done with this experience, you'll be an expert on Kentucky's famous drink - the Mint Julep! Learn how to make a Mint Julep, and of course, drink it, too. Soak up the history of how this beverage became the Kentucky Derby's signature drink. Now taking bookings for June and beyond!

Suggested Itineraries and Packages

Pricing below includes all taxes and service fees.

Join us for the ULTIMATE Kentucky Derby experience. This full-day adventure has it all! Groups will begin their day by enjoying all that the Kentucky Derby Museum has to offer (two floors of interactive exhibits, our film "The Greatest Race", a guided Walking Tour of Churchill Downs), along with Hatitude (hat/fascinator-making activity) and Horse Talk (tips/betting lesson from a professional handicapper). After your museum visit, guests will be race-day-ready with Derby hats and handicapping knowledge! Groups will then be escorted over to their seats at Churchill Downs Racetrack for a thrilling afternoon of live racing. The Churchill Downs portion of this visit includes seating on Millionaires Row or Skye Terrace, a fabulous Chef's Buffet, and a Race Day Program.

  • Available on non-premium race dates
  • This full-day experience will have your groups asking when they get to do it again!
  • Minimum of 24 people / Please contact us for groups 250+
It's My Derby Live Racing

1:30 p.m.: Arrival at the Museum
1:40 p.m.: "The Greatest Race" Showing
2:00 p.m.: Hatitude: Create your own Derby Hat or Fascinator
3:00 p.m.: Historic Walking Tour (get a group photo by the race track with your newly made hats!)
3:30 p.m.: Off to the Races activity with an afternoon snack
  • Mini Mint Juleps and Derby pie bites from the Derby Café & Bourbon Bar
4:15 p.m.: Exhibits and Store Time
5:00 p.m.: Departure from the Museum

1:45 p.m.: Arrival at the Museum
2:00 p.m.: Historic Walking Tour
2:40 p.m.: "The Greatest Race" Showing
3:00 p.m.: Lucky Shoes: Create your own Lucky Horseshoe
3:45 p.m.: Hatitude: Create your own Derby Hat or Fascinator
4:45 p.m.: Exhibit and tore Time
5:00 p.m.: Departure from the Museum

8:30 a.m.: Group Backstretch Breakfast Tour
9:30 a.m.: Depart Backside
9:45 a.m.: Museum Arrival
10:00 a.m.: Historic Walking Tour
10:40 a.m.: "The Greatest Race" Showing
11:00 a.m.: Exhibit and Store Time

 

Starting Gate Number 3

Step 3: Select Your Dining Experience!

 

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