Kauffman Museum is OPEN to the public.

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

First Saturday Bird Walk—June 4, 2022

First Saturday Bird Walk—June 4, 2022

Our First Saturday Bird Walks depart from the kiosk in the museum parking lot for a mile-and-a-half hike through Chisholm Park and along Sand Creek Trail. Be prepared for some unpaved/steep terrain. Binoculars and a bird book are recommended but not required. Children...

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

“Drums or Organ: Contesting Musical Styles in African Christianity” by John Janzen

April 3, 2022

“Ritual Markers of Life and Death in Uganda and Taiwan” by Reinhild Janzen

March 6, 2022

“William Allen White: A Kansas Wonder” by Bev Buller

January 29, 2022

“Meet Blackbear Bosin: The Man Behind the Keeper” by Erin Raux

January 29, 2022


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