Updated 4/5/2021: Kauffman Museum is OPEN to the public. Masks are required.

In the HEART of the Kansas prairie,
Kauffman Museum is…

A truly original museum experience

Kauffman Museum invites you to stroll through our tallgrass prairie reconstruction and our historic farmstead – open 24/7 for exercise and discovery. Check out what’s going on inside now!

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Innovative award-winning exhibitions

From our permanent exhibit Of Land and People and changing, special exhibitions to our traveling exhibits that tour the nation, Kauffman Museum presents deeply researched and creatively designed exhibitions to connect with you.

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Programming for active learning

Kauffman Museum offers educational opportunities – from field trips and summertime Uncle Carl’s Camps that engage schoolchildren, to Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum lectures and educational bus tours to stimulate adult learners.

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An affiliate of Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas

Being a vital part of the Bethel campus means collaborations with professors, students and alumni – all of which enable Kauffman Museum to provide quality enrichment opportunities for our community.

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Upcoming Events

Earth Day Trail Walk

Earth Day Trail Walk

Community participants will walk (or bike) to seven of the eight stations along the concrete North Newton trail from Kansas Avenue to Chisholm Trail park (north of Kauffman Museum). At each station they can stop to learn about local history and get a card stamped....

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FaspBox Spring Event

FaspBox Spring Event

Celebrate spring and enjoy Low German Mennonite food culture with FaspBox, faspa in a box from Kauffman Museum! Faspa is a light, evening meal consisting of bread, meat, jam, butter and cheese. Register by April 26, 2021 to take part in this exciting event and receive...

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Visit Kauffman Museum virtually! Watch, Listen and Learn through videos, podcasts and exhibit interactives.


27th and North Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117
Across from the main campus of
Bethel College


Tue-Fri  9:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun 1:30pm-4:30pm
Closed Mondays and
Major Holidays


(316) 283-1612
Mailing address:
300 E. 27th Street
North Newton, KS, 67117-1716