Family Day 2017

You can share the experience of the Pony Express legend with many educational, hands-on exhibits and activities during the upcoming Family Day.

Family Day
February 20, 2017
10:00 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Admission to Museum/Pony School
Pony Express National Museum, 914 Penn, St. Joseph

Whatever your age, you are sure to be captivated by the Pony Express stories and a day in the museum called “Pony Riders” with local interpreters during our 2017 event. Inspired by many requests from children visiting the museum, Family Day gives kids a chance to step back into the 1860’s job of a Pony Express Rider. We will have several crafts/activities to do in the community room and a good imagination will help at each location.

Admission to the Museum and the Pony School is free with sponsorship through a scholarship fund. We encourage families to take a tour through the Museum and Pony School to experience local history and make memories.

“Pony Riders” will be the kick-off for the Pony Express Day Camp. “Don’t miss your chance to tour with Junior Docents and local re-enactors throughout the Museum and Community Room,” says Cindy Daffron. “Don’t miss Miss Kathy’s presentation in the Pony School,” says Daffron. It will touch on history of astronomy taught in early schools of America with Mary Proctor. She will also have class time. The sign up times are 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 am. Sign up will be in the east community room. Also following the break we will continue with sign up times at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30 pm. Class size is 40 for each session.

The Museum is open daily from 9 am – 4 pm Monday-Saturday (Winter Hours) and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Admission rates are $6 for adults, $5 seniors, $3 students

(age 7-17), $1 children (age 4-6), and children 3 and under are free. For further information about programs and events please call (816) 279-5059 or visit the museum website at or


Hours of Operation

Winter Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9:00 to 4:00
Sunday remains the same at 11:00 - 4:00
Winter business hours effective December 1 through March 1

Regular Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
9am to 5pm
11am to 4pm