Learn & Play
Andrew Jackson recruited the help of pirates during the Battle of New Orleans-- weeks after a treaty actually ending the War of 1812 had been signed.
Programming Available for Scout Groups
Enjoy our permanent & temporary galleries, a full schedule of live performances, and special hands-on experiences. Visit on your own, or come with your pack!
Groups that prefer to experience the museum on their own may register in advance for a self-guided visit. After a brief introduction to the museum, participating groups have time to explore the galleries, visit any special exhibits and view live performances on the daily schedule. Specific performances or time periods may be requested for one live performance.
Cost: $6 per student/$6.50 with lunch room rental
Length: we recommend approximately 2 hours for a self-guided visit.
Group Size: Minimum of15/Maximum of 300
Led by a professional museum educator, children participate in a hands-on session in the museum classroom, embark on gallery explorations and watch a live performance (choice of performances is based on the program, actor availability and the age of the children).
Cost: $7 per student/$7.50 with lunch room rental
Length: 2 hours/2.5 hours with time for lunch
Group Size: Minimum of 15/Maximum of 70-130 students, depending on the program.
Costumed stage actors depicting historical characters are available to perform live at your venue. The program includes an introduction, 15-20 minute live performance and time for questions & answers.
Cost: $200 for the first program, $150 for each additional program
Length: 45 to 60 minutes
Group Size: Maximum group size varies by program
SECOND SATURDAYS are monthly programs held on, you guessed it, the second Saturday of each month. These special activity days feature crafts, games, hands-on opportunities and performances revolving around a selected theme-of-the-month. Some months may involve activities on all three floors of the museum, others may involve activities based solely in the Education Center.
Cost: all activities FREE with museum admission
Length: activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seniors (60+) $8.50
Children (5-14) $6
College Students* w/valid I.D. $7.50
Children 4 & under FREE
Teachers w/valid I.D. FREE
To receive automatic updates on Scout programs once information is available, contact Mick Sullivan, Coordinator of Youth and Public Programs at (502)753-5660 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.