Education Resources

Field Trips, Tours, and Classes

Looking for educational programs that are right for your class? The Watkins offers classroom visits (in-person & virtual) and field trips for pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school students. To schedule your experience with the Watkins or discuss options for developing a custom program, contact Director of Engagement and Learning Will Haynes, (785) 841-4109 or


Douglas County SchoolsFREE
Douglas County Daycares$2.00 per child
Schools/Daycares Outside of Douglas County$5.00 per student

History Day

What is History Day? History Day is a year long learning opportunity for students in grades six through twelve, that offers students the opportunity to explore topics that interests them. They conduct research, using primary and secondary resources, and then analyze the information, in light of an over-arching historical theme or question. For more information, visit Kansas History Day’s website.

See a full list of History Day topics featured in the Watkins Museum here.


Local Museums are valuable resources for the community. One way the Watkins Museum can aid youth is by existing as a hub for multiple activities, including scouting badge completions. While we do not currently have a merit badge counselor at the Watkins, we do still offer badge seekers a space to advance their efforts. See a full list of badges, and the specific requirements that could potentially be fulfilled by visiting the Watkins Museum of History here.