Plan a Field Trip
A visit to the National World War I Museum and Memorial is an exciting way to make the experiences of the Great War meaningful and relevant to learners of all ages. Educational group visits are available to students in grades K-12, groups of higher education students and educators.
Grant assistance is available for qualifying schools in the Kansas City area. Learn if your school qualifies for free admission, free sack lunches from the Museum's Over There Cafe and a $250 stipend.
K-12 Student Groups:
One active chaperone for every 10 students required; free adult tickets are provided to each K-12 group at this ratio. Additional chaperones admitted at a reduced rate of $8.
- For discounted rates, school groups must consist of at least seven students.
- Visits may not be booked on a school’s final week in session.
- Due to a high volume of tours, time at the Museum is limited. Groups of 150 and fewer will typically have a two-hour experience at the Museum. Verify your arrival and departure times with the Learning Coordinator.
- Visits for groups of with 150-200 students will require additional time at the Museum. Please speak with our Learning Coordinator to plan your visit.
Reveille (Early Bird) Museum Visit: Access to the Main Gallery. Available only on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. $3 per student
Museum and Tower Combo: Access to the Main Gallery, special exhibitions in Memory Hall and Exhibit Hall and Liberty Memorial Tower.
$5 per student
These groups receive a discounted rate of $10 per person on admission to the Museum. Each ticket is valid for two consecutive days at the Museum. Schedule a visit!
Make the most of your Museum visit:
- Preview the Museum: Teachers who have scheduled a field trip may make a complimentary visit to the Museum so that they may better plan their school group’s tour. Please coordinate a visit time with our Learning Coordinator.
- Pre- or Post- trip Lesson Plans? Check out our Lessons of Liberty
- Refresh your knowledge about the war. Brush up on the history of Liberty Memorial. Review the WWI interactive timeline. Read transcripts of the Museum's three films:
- Customize! For no additional cost, a visit to the Edward Jones Research Center or the Great Frieze can be added. Experiential activities, like Hands-On History, are also available. Ask the Museum Educator who responds to your reservation request for more information.