For Scouts

The Johnson County Museum offers a variety programs that meet badge requirements for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Programs take place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park or the Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton, KS. To schedule your group, please call 913-715-2570 or email us!

Night at the Museum -- Scout Edition!

Four Girl Scouts posing in front of a crime scene backdrop at the museum’s Scout Night programUncover after-hour fun -- Spend an evening at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center exploring art, history and community while unraveling a series of clues to "escape" at night's end.   

Upcoming Dates:  Friday, October 18, 2019 and Friday, January 10, 2020.  6-9pm $12 per person.  Perfect for both Girl and Boy Scouts! To register an entire troop, please complete this form.  For single Scouts or questions, please call 913-715-2570 to reserve your spot! 


Programs below are scheduled by appointment for your group @ Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Admission for all programs is $6 per Scout and $5 per adult. Please call 913-715-2570 with any questions or to book your group!

K and 1st Grade

ThStudents working together on a puzzleank You Community Helpers What is a community and who are the helpers? Play an active game and work together to solve puzzles as your class learns  about the real people who help in Johnson County. Includes a kid-friendly tour of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County and exploration time in KidScape. (Approximately 2 hours)


2nd Grade and Up

History DetectivesHistory Detectives Put on your white gloves and grab your clipboards! Use your observational and critical thinking skills as you evaluate a mystery object from the past. Includes a kid-friendly tour of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County and exploration time in KidScape. (Approximately 2 hours)


Image of the items kids use to make a map of their community: blocks, ribbons, yarn, pom pomsCommunity Planners Challenge  Students watch the story of Johnson County unfold, then work together to create a city of their dreams! Working in small groups, students choose a mayor and plan roads, buildings, landscapes, and special places.  Includes a kid-friendly tour of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County and exploration time in KidScape. 


Programs @ Lanesfield Historic Site

Image of family, outside the Lanesfield School, holding a sign with the time they finished the EscapScandal in the Schoolhouse Escape Room Solve the mystery of the missing schoolmarm -- use your detective skills and teamwork to find out what's happened to Ms. Harley! This is scheduled in groups of  2-8 people.  Recommended for ages 10+. Someone in the party must be 18 or older. Fee: $50 for 2 people, $20 per person for 3-8 people. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to visit. Call 913-715-2570 to book or ask questions.

Eyes ForwardLanesfield Farm Family Program This program highlights an early 20th century farm day. Children experience life on the farm life, do chores, and enjoy lessons in the one-room school led by a costumed schoolteacher. (Approximately 2 hours)
Fee is $4 per child and the program can be booked on Saturday mornings. Call 913-715-2570 to book or ask questions.