2950 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611
Phone: (785) 267-1681
Fax: (785) 267-3908
Arts & Museums
Opened in 1922 and located on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka is the prestigious Mulvane Art Museum. It encourages visitors to move beyond merely admiring art works on walls; you can actually create your own work in their ArtLab. Impressive outreach programs are designed for school students and art lovers who can participate in art fairs, discussions, classes and similar creative projects. Admission is free!
The oldest art museum in Kansas, featuring changing exhibits.
Civil War history. National Landmark. Kansas historic site. National register site.
Venture through two hangers full of historic military aircraft and exhibits dating from WWI to the present.
Experience the military heritage of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard through exhibits, outdoor displays, and more.
The Kansas Museum of History is one of those museums which won't bore you or the children, for here is where you are actually transported back to the past. Right from riding in a real vintage train, to dining in a recreated 1950's style cafe, the interactive displays here will leave you spellbound. Kansas' war-torn and bloody past is well high-lighted in the highly educative installations. Field trips, nature trails and other educational programs are frequently organized so make sure to check up on those.
Harley museum located in historic building. Vintage motorcycles, exhibits, and collectibles.
Ethnic objects from around the world. Annual Indian Arts Show.
Only comprehensive collection in Kansas.
Managed by the Department of Classics in the University of Kansas, the Wilcox Classical Museum houses some interesting terracotta figurines, Roman and Greek sculptures and plaster cast art works. Busts of the Roman Emperors, vases and 1st century bronze furniture are a few of the big hits here. The museum can also be hired for class presentations and private events, so check website for further details.
The University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art owes its existence to the generous $4.6 million contribution by an art collector from Kansas City, Mrs. Helen Spencer. Built in a neo-classical design, the stunning building is home to over 7500 exhibits including paintings, photographs, ceramics, furniture, glass works, textiles and more. European, American, Australian, East Asian and Latin artworks are well-represented here so art lovers can have a fun day out. Admission free.
Located in the city of Lawrence, the University of Kansas Natural History Museum is spread over 4 floors, and houses some mind-boggling fossils of dinosaurs, Prairie dogs, snakes, birds, hump-backed whales, wolves, invertebrates and insects. Interactive displays are a big hit with the kids who are absolutely fascinated by every exhibit. Although admission is free, suggested donations apply. Check website for upcoming events.