Gallery Talks

Offered Daily (times and programming topics vary)

 

A tour guide will accompany guests to an exhibit for in-depth information on the chosen exhibit of the day. From the Triple Crown, to how a jockey weighs in and out, guests can get more out of their Museum experience with an expert by their side to answer questions.


Monday

  • 9am: Guide’s Choice
  • 12pm: Guide’s Choice 
  • 2pm: Guide’s Choice 

Wednesday

  • 9am, 2pm: History Beginnings 
    • First Derby
    • Epsom Derby 
    • First 3 Triple Crown Winners
    • Locations: Time Machine, Timeline wall
  • 12pm: Triple Crown Winners
    • Triple crown races
    • Triple crown traditions
    • How this year’s triple crown will work
    • Locations: American Pharoah exhibit, Triple Crown Tree

Thursday

  • 9am, 12pm, 2pm: Derby and Oaks traditions
    • Fashion for each
    • Difference between Oaks and Derby
    • Spots to watch race from
    • Roses, lilies and garlands
    • Derby Festival
    • Locations: Winner Circle, Time Machine, Derby Festival/Oaks Wall

Friday

  • 9am: Shoemaker
    • Jockeys
    • Weighing in and out
    • How jockeys get paid
    • African American jockeys
    • Shoemaker wins and records
    • Locations: Shoemaker Exhibits, jockey exhibit, scale
  • 12pm: D Wayne Lukas
    • Day in life of a trainer
    • Trainer responsibilities
    • Trophies  
    • Trainer records (1st trainers/most winners)
    • Locations: Trainer exhibits and D Wayne Lukas 

Saturday 

  • 9am, 2pm: History Beginnings 
    • First Derby
    • Epsom Derby
    • First 3 Triple Crown Winners
    • Locations: Time Machine, Timeline wall
  • 12pm: Triple Crown Winners
    • Triple crown races
    • Triple crown traditions
    • How this year’s triple crown will work
    • Locations: American Pharoah exhibit, Triple Crown Tree 

Sunday 

  • 12pm, 2pm: Guide’s Choice

Tour Details:

  • This is FREE with General Admission!
  • Limited to 10 guests at one time
  • Offered daily (times and programming topics vary)
  • 20 minutes in duration
Guided Talk in Exhibits

Come with your questions!