Planning Your School Visit
Our basic school tour that includes our award-winning film “West” and a Museum Educator-led
tour through the gallery exhibits, lasts one hour and 15 minutes. Students will
see artifacts associated with people who traveled the trails including an original
School Tour Fees
The fee for each student and chaperone is $2.50. For each class, one teacher is
admitted free. One teacher/chaperone per class required. Rate is for groups of 15
Museum Tour/Wagon Ride Combination Tickets
In coordination with Pioneer Trails Adventures, the National Frontier Trails Museum
can offer students an opportunity to tour the museum and also experience a ride
in a wagon pulled by Missouri mules. The fee for each student is $7.50 and for each
adult chaperone $10.00. An additional half hour is required for the wagon ride and
Special emphasis tours focusing on Lewis and Clark, Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail
and California Trail can be arranged. Swales (wagon ruts) walks are also available
Teacher Resource Packets
After booking a tour of the museum, teachers will be sent a resource packet that
includes timelines, discussion questions, inventories, primary sources, and glossaries
that can be copied and used in the classroom prior to the study visit. You may also
download the following discussion questions, Santa Fe Trail vocabulary sheets, and
“Pack Your Wagon For San Jose” from this site.
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“Life on the Trails” Teacher Resource Trunk, grades 4-8
Investigate life on the trails with artifacts, videos, C.D., games, and other resources
for classroom use. The fee for trunk use is $25.00 for two weeks.
“Exploring with Lewis and Clark” Teacher Resource Trunk,
Reproduction artifacts, prints, maps, furs and lesson plans help bring the experiences
of the Corp of Discovery to life. The fee for trunk use is $25.00 for two weeks.
Education Coordinator contact information
To plan a visit, reserve a traveling trunk, or coordinate a special program, contact
Richard Edwards, Education/Special Events Coordinator at (816) 325-7576