Group Visits

Ricky Skagg VisitSee Bill Fortney's Nikon photography workshop with Ricky Skaggs at the Museum.

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The Famous Red Hat Ladies on a visit to the Dollhouse Museum.

Roombox Party
Gathering the parts to build a roombox from our wide assortment of parts and pieces.

Roombox Party
Gluing the pieces into place.

Roombox Party
The roombox project is so quiet you can hear a pin drop! Everyone is concentrating.

Roombox Party
Children’s groups enjoy time in the hands-on dollhouse village.

Girl Scouts, Birthday Parties and School Groups

The group visit begins with a self-tour of the Exhibition Hall. That gives the kids a chance to explore the whole museum right away. No need for reminders about touching: the exhibits are safely behind Plexiglas! Ooohs and ahhs can be heard throughout the building. Those who finish marveling at the exhibits first can head to the play area for some hands-on fun with sturdy dollhouses, a miniature mall, and a horse barn.cake

Next the group convenes in the banquet room for a sack lunch, pizza, birthday cake, or whatever the leaders choose to bring. For birthdays, this is a good time to open presents. Each group has full private use of the banquet room from set-up until the end of their event, usually around 4 hours.

Following lunch, the group eagerly begins the room box project. The museum provides new 9” by 14” cardboard boxes, the perfect size for a miniature room. We spread out an all-you-care-to-use Materials Buffet with pieces of wood, foam, cotton, cardboard, upholstery fabric, wallpaper, wooden sticks and dowels, buttons, sequins, beads, miniature plastic cups and caps, ribbon, string, chain, artificial greenery, vines and flowers, and many other materials too numerous to name. The level of absorption in this activity is hard to describe. A silence falls on the room while busy hands glue materials into place; decisions are made, rooms are decorated and filled to overflowing. Two hours goes by in the snap of a finger!

Scout Trip and Birthday Party Pricing

A 165.00 package includes admission to the museum, use of the play area, private use of the furnished banquet room, and individual room box projects, for up to 12 children and three adult chaperones. Additional children, 11.95. Additional adults, 7.95. Kentucky Sales tax applies. Must be reserved ahead and prepaid. Rainchecks may be issued for emergency cancellations.

School Group Pricing

school busSince school groups are generally larger in size, special pricing is available based on numbers. School groups are often scheduled beginning in the morning, before regular Museum hours. Leaders should contact us at [email protected]
or phone (859) 236-1883.

Tour Groups and Banquet Room Rental

Tour groups enjoy private use of the Museum’s attractive banquet room, which, seating up to 48, includes tables and padded banquet chairs. group visit Groups of up to 20 enjoy admission to the Museum plus private use of the banquet room for a meeting or meal at 200.00. Additional guests are 8.95 each. Groups of over 35 persons are eligible for a flat rate rental. Meals may be catered or brought in by the group. Must be preregistered and prepaid; rainchecks may be issued for emergency cancellation. Evening hours available.

Walk-In Groups

Nonreserved groups of ten or more may purchase a Ticket Bundle at the door. Ticket bundles cost 69.95 for ten adult tickets and 6.95 each for additional members. This option affords groups not needing the banquet room an opportunity to enjoy a group discount on a walk-in basis, with no reservation needed. Ticket bundles may be purchased using cash, check or credit card, but must be purchased by one individual as a “bundle,” rather than each group member paying individually.