For Scouts

The Johnson County Museum offers a variety programs that meet badge requiremnts 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!

Programs @ Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Admission for all programs is $6 per Scout and $5 per adult. KidScape bagdes are available for purchase in the museum store!

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. T

Programs @ Lanesfield Historic Site

Scandal in the Schoolhouse Escape Room -- COMING JANUARY 2019!!   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 date (913) 715-2570.  

Lanesfield Farm Family Program This program highlights an early 20th centuryEyes Forward 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 $3 per child and the program can be booked on Saturday mornings.