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Office of Admissions
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119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

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785-532-6250

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Group visit

Scheduling a visit for a school or community group? Let us help you plan your day. Please check availability before arranging your transportation.

What you can do on a group visit
Kindergarten and up
Baseball stadium
Fourth grade and up. See the players’ lounges, locker room, field, dugouts, weight room, press box and baseball indoor facility.
*Tours only available in the mornings.
Beach Museum of Art
Any age. Take the “Sandzen to Sudlow” tour of the permanent collections and special exhibitions. Tours are aligned with state education standards and include age-appropriate art activities.
Bramlage Coliseum
School age and up. Tour Bramlage Coliseum, an indoor practice building and other athletic areas. Visit requests subject to availability. Tours are not available on the day of scheduled events.
*No tours offered during the summer.
Call Hall dairy bar
Any age. Choose from one of more than 30 flavors made right here on campus. Check for latest prices.
Campus tour
Any age. Walking tour of campus, guided by current K-State students.
Chemistry magic show
Fourth grade and up. Watch a demonstration of flashy chemistry tricks to get younger students excited about science.
Dairy unit
Any age. Observe cows being milked and fed, and see the handling facility. Viewing of calves is limited and depends on time of year.
E. Goodnow House state historic site
Kindergarten and up. Tour the home of Isaac and Ellen Goodnow, dating from 1861, with many of their furnishings. Isaac Goodnow was a town founder and one of the founders of what is now K-State.
Hale Library
Kindergarten and up. Tours are customized for specific age groups and can include: "Harry Potter Room," story time, historic K-State items, shelves that go "squish," and technology, including scanners, self-check machines and giant collaboration stations.
Insect zoo
Any age. See the many exhibits of live insects and their relatives, as well as displays featuring preserved specimens. Tours are highly interactive. Entry fee required.
International Student Center
Third grade and up. Learn about the International Student Center, and then hear a presentation by an international student about his or her home country.
Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research
Any age. Start with a brief overview at the center administrative office, then take a tour of an affiliated laboratory in the building.
Konza Prairie
Any age. Hike a nature trail with trained guides or visit the bison herd. Learn about tallgrass prairie and ecological research. Walking and driving tour available. Entry fee required.
TRIGA Mark II nuclear research reactor
Fourth grade and up. See presentations on K-State reactor uses in research, principles of radiation and nuclear reactors in general. Observe the reactor during operation. More extensive educational exercises and experiments available on request.
K-State Alumni Center
Any age. Tour the Alumni Center and see the aquarium filled with purple fish in the Barrett Wildcat Den. Visitors can view historic K-State memorabilia or look up friends and family in the yearbooks found in the Hagans Library.
K-State Student Union
Third grade and up. Walk through all operating areas and learn the history of the Union.
K-State Student Union recreation center
Any age. The Recreation Center has 13 billiard tables, 16 bowling lanes, video and pinball machines, a Subway sandwich shop, refreshments and much more.
Manhattan Fire Department
First grade and up. Tour the station and truck room, see equipment, and watch a safety video and a demo on how to get out of a room (for kids). The fire puppy may appear if prior arrangements have been made.
McCain Auditorium
Second grade and up. Tour includes all areas of a working large-format theater.
Physics demonstration
Kindergarten and up. See physics properties in action.
Riley County Historical Museum
Kindergarten and up. See exhibits on Riley County history, including "The Land and the People" and "The Household Work Week." Special exhibits. Guided or self-guided tours.
Sheep and meat goat unit
Any age. Guests may be able to see lambs (baby sheep) and/or kids (baby goats), depending on season. Mature sheep and goats are always available for viewing. Shearing demonstrations and wool are typically available in the spring.
University gardens
Any age. Self-guided tour through the exotic plant collection rose garden and the development of the K-State gardens.
University Printing
First grade and up. Tour the printing facilities, and see the different printing processes from design to finish and delivery.
Vanier Football Complex
Kindergarten and up. See behind the scenes of Wildcat Football. Tours are only offered in May
Wolf House Museum
Kindergarten and up. The exhibit is a portrayal of domestic life in 1885 and includes many unique accessories of the time period.
Middle School and up
Baseball stadium
Fourth grade and up. See the players' lounges, locker room, field, dugouts, weight room, press box and baseball indoor facility.
*Tours only available in the mornings.
Beach Museum of Art
Any age. Take the “Sandzen to Sudlow” tour of the permanent collections and special exhibitions. Tours are aligned with state education standards and include age-appropriate art activities.
Bramlage Coliseum
School age and up. Tour Bramlage Coliseum, an indoor practice building and other athletic areas. Visit requests subject to availability. Tours are not available on the day of scheduled events.
*No tours offered during the summer.
Call Hall dairy bar
Any age. Choose from one of more than 30 flavors made right here on campus. Check for latest prices.
Campus tour
Any age. Walking tour of campus, guided by current K-State students.
Chemistry magic show
Fourth grade and up. Watch a demonstration of flashy chemistry tricks to get younger students excited about science.
Computing and information sciences
Middle school and up. Visit Nichols Hall, see K-State's computing facilities, learn the history of Nichols Hall, and see students’ projects on games, programming or robotics.
Dairy unit
Any age. Observe cows being milked and fed, and see the handlingfacility. Viewing of calves is limited and depends on time of year.
E. Goodnow House state historic site
Kindergarten and up. Tour the home of Isaac and Ellen Goodnow, dating from 1861, with many of their furnishings. Isaac Goodnow was a town founder and one of the founders of what is now K-State.
Hal Ross Flour Mill
Seventh grade and up. Learn about the principles of milling, grinding, sifting, grain cleaning, and baking quality. Groups can request hands-on demonstrations such as grinding, sifting, dough qualities, flour properties and more.
Hale Library
Kindergarten and up. Tours are customized for specific age groups and can include: "Harry Potter Room," story time, historic K-State items, shelves that go "squish," and technology, including scanners, self-check machines and giant collaboration stations.
Historic costume and textile museum
Middle school and up. Tours feature gallery exhibits and displays throughout Justin Hall and showcase vintage clothing and cultural objects.
Insect zoo
Any age. See the many exhibits of live insects and their relatives, as well as displays featuring preserved specimens. Tours are highly interactive. Entry fee required.
International Grains Program building
Middle school and up. This facility features an auditorium-style classroom, 30 grain-grading stations, a dockage separator, sizing equipment and more.
International Student Center
Third grade and up. Learn about the International Student Center, and then hear a presentation by an international student about his or her home country.
Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research
Any age. Start with a brief overview at the center administrative office, then take a tour of an affiliated laboratory in the building.
Konza Prairie
Any age. Hike a nature trail with trained guides or visit the bison herd. Learn about tallgrass prairie and ecological research. Walking and driving tour available. Entry fee required.
TRIGA Mark II research nuclear reactor
Fourth grade and up. See presentations on K-State reactor uses in research, principles of radiation and nuclear reactors in general. Observe the reactor during operation. More extensive educational exercises and experiments available on request.
K-State Alumni Center
Any age. Tour the Alumni Center and see the aquarium filled with purple fish in the Barrett Wildcat Den. Visitors can view historic K-State memorabilia or look up friends and family in the yearbooks found in the Hagans Library.
K-State Student Union
Third grade and up. Walk through all operating areas and learn the history of the Union.
K-State Student Union recreation center
Any age. The Recreation Center has 13 billiard tables, 16 bowling lanes, video and pinball machines, a Subway sandwich shop, refreshments and much more.
Manhattan Fire Department
First grade and up. Tour the station and truck room, see equipment, and watch a safety video and a demo on how to get out of a room (for kids). The fire puppy may appear if prior arrangements have been made.
McCain Auditorium
Second grade and up. Tour includes all areas of a working large-format theater.
Physics demonstration
Kindergarten and up. See physics properties in action.
Recreation Complex
Seventh grade and up. Tour one of the National Intramural/Recreational Sports Association's facilities of distinction, including gym courts, running tracks, weight and fitness area, and aerobics room. Tours may be limited due to construction on the expansion/renovation project.
Riley County Historical Museum
Kindergarten and up. See exhibits on Riley County history, including "The Land and the People" and "The Household Work Week." Special exhibits. Guided or self-guided tours.
Sheep and meat goat unit
Any age. Guests may be able to see lambs (baby sheep) and/or kids (baby goats), depending on season. Mature sheep and goats are always available for viewing. Shearing demonstrations and wool are typically available in the spring.
University gardens
Any age. Self-guided tour through the exotic plant collection rose garden and the development of the K-State gardens.
University Printing
First grade and up. Tour the printing facilities, and see the different printing processes from design to finish and delivery.
High School and up
Bakery science
Ninth grade and up. Tour a pilot bakery, physical dough testing laboratory, retail bakery operations (Wednesday afternoons only) and cereal chemistry labs.
Baseball stadium
Fourth grade and up. See the player' lounges, locker room, field, dugouts, weight room, press box and baseball indoor facility.
*Tours only available in the mornings.
Beach Museum of Art
Ninth grade and up. Tours are available through the museum's permanent collection of Kansas and regional artists, as well as for special exhibitions.
Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Program building (BIVAP)
Ninth grade and up. The 33,000-square-foot facility features labs, pilot plants, offices, conference rooms, areas for pilot-scale processing, space for bench-top research and testing, and more.
Bramlage Coliseum
School age and up. Tour Bramlage Coliseum, an indoor practice building and other athletic areas. Visit requests subject to availability. Tours are not available on the day of scheduled events.
*No tours offered during the summer.
Call Hall dairy bar
Any age. Choose from one of more than 30 flavors made right here on campus. Check for latest prices.
Campus tour
Any age. Walking tour of campus, guided by current K-State students.
Chemistry magic show
Fourth grade and up. Watch a demonstration of flashy chemistry tricks to get younger students excited about science.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ninth grade and up. See a classroom, lab, computer center, library, and small and large animal clinical science areas. Generally, few animals are seen on these tours.
Computing and information sciences
Middle school and up. Visit Nichols Hall, see K-State's computing facilities, learn the history of Nichols Hall, and see students' projects on games, programming or robotics.
Dairy unit
Any age. Observe cows being milked and fed, and see the handlingfacility. Viewing of calves is limited and depends on time of year.
E. Goodnow House state historic site
Kindergarten and up. Tour the home of Isaac and Ellen Goodnow, dating from 1861, with many of their furnishings. Isaac Goodnow was a town founder and one of the founders of what is now K-State.
Extrusion lab
Ninth grade and up. Check out bench- and pilot-scale processing facilities and a gas-fired dryer at the lab, where grain-based ingredients are developed for food and feed applications. Products include pet food, pasta, breakfast cereal, snack food and more.
Feed Mill
See actual livestock feed produced, the equipment used in feed manufacturing (mixers, pellet mill, bagging equipment), and look at a variety of common and novel feed ingredients. Selected days only.
Hal Ross Flour Mill
Seventh grade and up. Learn about the principles of milling, grinding, sifting, grain cleaning, and baking quality. Groups can request hands-on demonstrations such as grinding, sifting, dough qualities, flour properties and more.
Hale Library
Kindergarten and up. Tours are customized for specific age groups and can include: "Harry Potter Room," story time, historic K-State items, shelves that go "squish," and technology, including scanners, self-check machines and giant collaboration stations.
Historic costume and textile museum
Middle school and up. Tours feature gallery exhibits and displays throughout Justin Hall and showcase vintage clothing and cultural objects.
Insect zoo
Any age. See the many exhibits of live insects and their relatives, as well as displays featuring preserved specimens. Tours are highly interactive. Entry fee required.
International Grains Program building
Middle school and up. This facility features an auditorium-style classroom, 30 grain-grading stations, a dockage separator, sizing equipment and more.
International Student Center
Third grade and up. Learn about the International Student Center, and then hear a presentation by an international student about his or her home country.
Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research
Any age. Start with a brief overview at the center administrative office, then take a tour of an affiliated laboratory in the building.
Konza Prairie
Any age. Hike a nature trail with trained guides or visit the bison herd. Learn about tallgrass prairie and ecological research. Walking and driving tour available. Entry fee required.
TRIGA Mark II research nuclear reactor
Fourth grade and up. See presentations on K-State reactor uses in research, principles of radiation and nuclear reactors in general. Observe the reactor during operation. More extensive educational exercises and experiments available on request.
K-State Alumni Center
Any age. Tour the Alumni Center and see the aquarium filled with purple fish in the Barrett Wildcat Den. Visitors can view historic K-State memorabilia or look up friends and family in the yearbooks found in the Hagans Library.
K-State Student Union
Third grade and up. Walk through all operating areas and learn the history of the Union.
K-State Student Union recreation center
Any age. The Recreation Center has 13 billiard tables, 16 bowling lanes, video and pinball machines, a Subway sandwich shop, refreshments and much more.
Manhattan Fire Department
First grade and up. Tour the station and truck room, see equipment, and watch a safety video and a demo on how to get out of a room (for kids). The fire puppy may appear if prior arrangements have been made.
McCain Auditorium
Second grade and up. Tour includes all areas of a working large-format theater.
Physics demonstration
Kindergarten and up. See physics properties in action.
Recreation Complex
Seventh grade and up. Tour one of the National Intramural/Recreational Sports Association's facilities of distinction, including gym courts, running tracks, weight and fitness area, and aerobics room. Tours may be limited due to construction on the expansion/renovation project.
Residence halls
Ninth grade and up. View this option of living accommodations available to K-State students.
Riley County Historical Museum
Kindergarten and up. See exhibits on Riley County history, including "The Land and the People" and "The Household Work Week." Special exhibits. Guided or self-guided tours.
Sheep and meat goat unit
Any age. Guests may be able to see lambs (baby sheep) and/or kids (baby goats), depending on season. Mature sheep and goats are always available for viewing. Shearing demonstrations and wool are typically available in the spring.
University gardens
Any age. Self-guided tour through the exotic plant collection rose garden and the development of the K-State gardens.
University Printing
First grade and up. Tour the printing facilities, and see the different printing processes from design to finish and delivery.
Vanier Football Complex
Kindergarten and up. See behind the scenes of Wildcat Football. Tours are only offered in May.
Wolf House Museum
Kindergarten and up. The exhibit is a portrayal of domestic life in 1885 and includes many unique accessories of the time period.
Schedule your group visit

Group visits require three weeks notice to schedule. To schedule your visit, call us at 1-800-432-8270 or 785-532-6250 or email us at groupvisit@k-state.edu.

Please have the following ready when you call:

  • A list of dates you are able to visit (check the calendar for possible dates)
  • A list of what you would like to do while on campus
  • Size of group
  • How many vehicles or buses your group will be bringing 

 

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