News Releases

3/21/2017 - New Children Programs at Smoky Hill Museum

Susan Hawksworth, Director
(785) 309-5776 (Day)
(785) 825-6306 (Evening)

New Children Programs

The Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum are announcing two new programs for kids in conjunction with the opening of The Curiosity Shop. The Curiosity Shop is a brand new children’s activity area in the Smoky Hill Museum. It is free and open to the public during regular museum hours; Tuesdays-Fridays 12 noon to 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm.

Children age 4-12 can now become a Jr. Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum. Jr. Friends receive a quarterly newsletter, a museum charm, inclusion in special mailings, a birthday card, a 10% discount in the Museum Store, a $10 discount on a Birthday Party, and $1 off wristbands for Street Fair inflatables.

Birthday parties are also now available for children age 4-12. The parties are up to two hours in length and include: space in the lobby for presents and treats brought by the guest, Smoky Hill Museum staff as a party host, decorations, a special token for birthday boy/girl, table service, access to The Curiosity Shop children's area, and a birthday scavenger hunt. A guided tour and gift bags are also available for an additional fee. The cost is $75 for up to eight children. Eight additional children can be added at $5 each. Party times are available during the following hours: Monday-Friday 9 am - 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm.

Call 785-309-5776 or visit for more details about The Curiosity Shop, Jr. Friends program or birthday parties.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6 and Saturday 10-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.