TOUR the William J. Marra Museum and MDHAC
Visitors are invited to tour the museum at any time during our regular business hours. For groups of 10 or more, please or email to our tour coordinator or fill out the Docent Tour Request Form. For scout groups, school groups or other youth organizations, click here for additional information on our youth programming.
The museum tour begins with a 12 minute introductory video, "A Different Way to Hear". Visitors will then take a stroll through the Chuck Baird Art Gallery (under construction). The remainder of the tour is a self-guided journey through Deaf history and culture, a look at the history of a typical school for the Deaf in America, with a variety of historical artifacts along the way. Please allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
While the museum tour is free, donations are encouraged and welcomed. We look forward to your visit!
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Offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Docents fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) give a rich in-depth narrative and insight of the various exhibits throughout the museum.
An interpreter is provided for those who are not fluent in ASL. While the Saturday museum tour is free, donations are encouraged and welcomed. We look forward to your visit!
If a private tour is desired/preferred, please email or proceed with filling out a form requesting a private Docent Tour for your group. The cost for such tours are $5 per person.
For more info on Docent Tours email or proceed with filling out a form requesting a private Docent Tour for your group.
Come and bring your class to learn about the Deaf community, its history and culture by participating in a Hands-On workshop. It is really fun, as well as educational! To get the Kansas State Standards on education for Hands-On, visit the Hands-On Workshop page.
Pay attention to the light bulb facts so you can ace the test at the end! Students of all ages have enjoyed the experience and the comments we get the most is that it’s nothing like they expected — it was really interesting.
Come see for yourself and put us to the test. This tour has been made possible by funding through The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners and the Heritage Trust Fund.