Vacation Week Program Thursday, February 23, 2017: It’s a Horse of Course! (10 a.m. to noon) Have you ever held a horse skull or seen a Thoroughbred horse skeleton? Now is your chance! Come to the Museum to learn about horses through different activities including handling horse and animal bones, while investigating artwork. Before you leave create your own work of art to take home!
Join the National Museum of Racing as we celebrate the 100th birthday of one of Thoroughbred racing's superstars, the great Man o' War! Beginning with a kid-friendly tour of our new exhibition, Man o' War at 100, children will learn all about the Hall of Fame legend and create birthday cards to celebrate this special occasion. Birthday refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event. This family fun program is suggested for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Racing experts and handicappers review and analyze the field for the upcoming Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown series. Free past performances of the Derby pre-entries will be available for all attending. The program is free of charge.
The National Museum of Racing has reserved a coach bus and purchased admissions for the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown. The trip includes bus fare and admission to the Grandstand/Clubhouse. (Please note: the tickets do NOT include seats.) The bus will depart for Belmont Park from the Museum parking lot at 7:00 am. We will leave Belmont Park immediately after the Belmont Stakes.