Hands-on and kid-friendly, the Prairie Museum offers a number of opporunities for children to discover and explore. They can ride the supermarket horse; run the model train; try on military, settler-era and 1930s clothes; ride stick horses; write on the schoolhouse chalkboard; and, much more!


Kansas Kids Corner

This quaint cottage housed within the museum walls is filled with hands-on activities to learn about Kansas.


Prairie Fair 2014




Prairie Fair 2014: Great "Ag"-spectations

Friday, May 9, 2014

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Reservations are Required

The event is a fun opportunity for K-5 classes in northwest Kansas to learn about agriculture! Call Education Director Ann Miner to learn more about this program and to make your reservation.

Admission is free for Thomas County students; all others are admitted for $1 per person. 

Please remember to bring your sack lunch. Groups will alternate between the Prairie Museum and Colby Community College. 




Night at the Museum Camp: July 21-25, 2014

Where: Prairie Museum of Art & History, 1905 S. Franklin, Colby, Kansas

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 21 - Thursday, July 24; and 1 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

Who: Kids 4th grade and up, and interested adults

What: This is a free, week-long camp in which participants choose a historic artifact and person connected with the artifact to learn about, and then develop a short performance as that person. Throughout the week, students work, play and learn about research, acting games, costumes and have the opportunity to tour the collections and artifacts not available to the general public! Plus, more!

Campers will help bring the Prairie Museum to life on the evening of Friday, July 25, for members of the community to see our own version of "Night at the Museum!"

Click to read a Letter from the Education Director.



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