Welcome to the Smoky Hill Museum

Each time you visit the Smoky Hill Museum, a new story inspires you. Family and kid-friendly interactives, changing exhibits, and fun family activities are among the Museum's highlights - all free of charge. The Museum Store offers Kansas cards, wheat weaving, specialty-food items, toys and more.

Our Wonderful Sponsors

Special thanks go to our exhibit and case sponsors. The Museum is able to continue its strong exhibits and educational programming through their generosity. Interested in sponsoring an exhibit? Contact Kay Quinn at kay.quinn@salina.org.

Junior Explorers

The Smoky Hill Museum and Lakewood Discovery Center partner together to offer six engaging, experiential camps throughout the summer for kids 9-12. Each camp features a field trip and hands-on activities. To find out important information about a specific camp, or to register, please see the Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Schedule of Activities found at http://salina-ks.gov/ParksandRecreation. Here’s what’s coming up for June!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Monday, June 2 and Thursday, June 5
The Earth’s in trouble and you’re on a mission to save it! Learn what you can do to help, and then do it. This camp will include making a “green” cleaner, planting a tree, making a recycle run, learning about Household Hazardous Wastes and making earth-friendly crafts.

Pioneer Perils
Monday, June 9 and Thursday, June 12
Do you have what it takes to be a pioneer? Find out in this fun-filled camp. Prepare for the trip west, explore what it was like to live in a hole in the ground and play games. Then journey back in time at Wichita’s Old Cowtown Museum, to see what people of the 1870s did to survive

Horsin’ Around
Monday, June 16 and Thursday, June 19
Get ready for a galloping good time! Explore the different breeds, find out how horses have changed, how they help man and more. Learn about cavalry soldiers and their trusted steeds at the US Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley. Then we’ll ride horses in a safe, fenced area at the Lazy T Ranch near Manhattan.