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; Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.