Come and explore our signature exhibition, ‘Becoming Johnson County’, to gain a deeper understanding of the county’s history. The 1950s All-Electric House, the centerpiece of the exhibit, exemplifies the American Dream many hoped to find in Johnson County. Our changing exhibit space features special exhibits and the kids can enjoy a fun hands on learning experience in KidScape!
Through exploration of three unique communities, kids learn through play about the past. An 1870s farmstead introduces kids to life on the farm-- tending animals, collecting eggs, gardening and house chores inside the farmhouse. Time travel to the 1900s, where kids sell fruits and vegetables at the City Market, perform for an audience at the theatre, and teach at the school. Suburban life springs up in the 1950s! Care for sick patients at the hospital, cook up burgers and fries at the diner, and build a house for a new suburban family. Even explore a park with a secret cave! Kidscape offers hours of fun for kids to explore and play.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (ages 60 plus), veterans, and students (18 plus with Student ID), $4 for children (ages1-17), under 1 is free. There is a family daily maximum of $23. The museum has four free days a year and participates in the Blue Star Museum program, in which active members of the military and their families can show their military ID for free admission (runs from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day). For a private guided tour for your group or club, please call 913-715-2570 to make a reservation.