Craft projects let participants build new skills and take their learning home with them. Ideal for homeschool families and groups!
Activities are best for ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome.
Registration required no later than three days before the class. Space is limited. Call 502-564-1792 or email KHSeducation@ky.gov to book your spot today.
Cost: See each event listing.
Classes are subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.
Registration recommended because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792 or email KHSeducation@ky.gov to book your spot today.
Cost: Pre-register for the special price of $5 per child plus one parent. Regular museum admission applies to walk-ins. Free for KHS members.
Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Kentucky History Center.
We offer an extensive variety of private workshops for all levels of scouts. See our current offerings below. We can also customize your experience based on your troop’s needs.
- Brownies: Painting, Celebrating Community, Making Games, Inventor, Senses, Dancer, My Family Story
- Juniors: Drawing, Inside Government, Jeweler, Playing the Past, Digital Photographer, Gardener, Detective, Musician
- Cadettes: Book Artist, Special Agent, Public Speaker
KHS has also partnered with Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road to offer regularly scheduled badge workshops and Campout at the Museum overnight events for Girl Scouts. Information and registration for these regularly scheduled programs is available through your council’s website.
- Tigers: My Tiger Jungle, Curiosity Intrigue & Magical Mysteries, Family Stories, Stories in Shapes, Tiger-iffic!, Tiger Tales, Tiger Theater
- Wolves: Howling at the Moon, Adventures in Coins, Code of the Wolf, Collections & Hobbies, Cubs Who Care, Grow Something
- Bears: Paws for Action, Beat of the Drum, Marble Madness, Roaring Laughter
- Webelos/AOL: Art Explosion, Game Design, Looking Back Looking Forward, Maestro!, Moviemaking
Scouts BSA (partial requirements met)
American Cultures, American Heritage, Archaeology, Architecture, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Collections, Genealogy, Indian Lore, Inventing, Music, Reading
Cost: Prices vary from $10-$15 per participant depending on workshop. Cost includes admission and patches. Call (502) 782-8085 or email Julie Sawnor for additional information.
Make, play, and investigate your way through history with Camp ArtyFact, our signature series of programs for youth ages 5-12. Participants explore all corners of KHS exhibits, meet special guest speakers, collaborate with new friends, create art inspired by history, and engage in hands-on games and activities during our camps. With small class sizes, quality supplies, and top-notch teachers, we guarantee campers will have a great time learning about Kentucky history!
Camp ArtyFact is available in weekly half-day sessions during Franklin County’s fall, spring, and summer breaks. Morning camps are offered from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon camps run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We also offer extended day options for families who need care beyond our regular camp hours.
Please direct all questions about camp to Julie Sawnor, Camp Coordinator.
Registration is required for all camps due to limited space. Fall Camp 2019 registration is open.
Plaster Master! Harry Mordecai in the Old State Capitol
Come inside the Old State Capitol and learn about the man who fashioned the intricate plasterwork that makes our rotunda so stunning!
Shaping the KY Landscape
Through the lens of Paul Sawyier, a watercolor artist from Frankfort, learn about the landscape of Kentucky.