Museum Reopening

reopening.the.museumREOPENING PLAN OVERVIEW

The museum staff, along with JCPRD leadership, has worked on a phased reopening plan for the museum and the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. We have been in communication with local and state government and health officials to ensure that our plan does its absolute best to promote safety when you return to the building. Below are the key parts of the first phase of our reopening plans.

The Johnson County Museum will be reopening for pre-registered experiences in the museum and KidScape on Monday, June 1st. Our online registration portal will open on Tuesday, May 26th with offering for the following two weeks.

Your experience will look different than what you are used to. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you can expect:

  • Advance registration required

  • Small group sizes

  • Time limits on visits

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols

  • Extra opportunities for you to disinfect your hands

  • Social distancing

  • Masks encouraged


Timed Museum Entry

Beginning Monday, June 15th, the Johnson County Museum will offer timed sessions for the museum. Patrons will be welcome to enjoy our signature and temporary exhibits anytime during two self-guided sessions: morning (9:00am - noon) or afternoon (1:00pm - 4:00pm). Between sessions, we will be cleaning the entire museum for the next group.

In order to allow visitors to physically distance, we have limited the total capacity for each session. Walk-ups are welcome, but we highly recommend booking your visit in advance at

Museum admission will NOT include admission to KidScape. If you want to visit both, please register for a KidScape admission. This will help us limit capacity in KidScape.”

Members Only Museum Reopening Sneak Peak, Friday, May 29th!
Members will get exclusive access to the museum for our soft re-opening on Friday, May 29th. Book your museum tour or KidScape experience online. Hurry. Capacity is extremely limited Advance registration required.

We couldn’t open without something for the kids! We’re are thrilled to offer pre-booked, limited experiences. Bring your little ones and let them try different jobs and eras in history in our little Johnson County village. 1.5 hour sessions will be available at 9, 11, 1, and 3. Group sizes will be very limited. Advance registration required. (9am session reserved for Museum Members.)

Lanesfield Historic Site
Looking for a unique experience to do with a small group of family or friends? We are offering our escape room, Scandal in the Schoolhouse, by appointment. Perfect for groups of 4-6 people who love to solve a good mystery. Call our reservation line at 913-715-2570 or email us at to book your experience.

How Do I Register to Visit?   

What’s Next?

As we move through the phases of the State of Kansas’ Ad Astra Reopening Plan and continue to follow guidance from Johnson County officials, we will continue to expand our offerings, including the return of our popular week-long museum camps! Camps are tentatively scheduled to resume on June 15 th. Stay tuned for more information about that and other changes in our phased opening plan.

 Thank you for standing by us in these challenging times. Your support matters now, more than ever.