Updated 10/19/2020:  We are OPEN, come on in! Masks are required when visiting the museum. 

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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Current Special Exhibition

Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity & Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations will be exhibiting at Kauffman Museum beginning August 28.

COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

We are taking the following precautions to keep our visitors and staff members safe. Read through this outline of new protocols and procedures. During business hours staff and volunteers will wear masks in public areas and in the common workroom.Each day prior to...


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