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 2019 Dates:  Friday, October 18 and Friday, November 22.  6-9pm $12 per person.  Perfect for both Girl and Boy Scouts! 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. 

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.  (913) 715-2570.  

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.