Creating a Classroom for Agriculture

In support of efforts in Bonner Springs, the state of Kansas and throughout our nation to help contain the coronavirus, the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame will remain closed to the public until further notice.

We are saddened that we have had to cancel Barnyard Babies for 2020.  The annual kick off to the opening of our summer season, Barnyard Babies was originally scheduled for April 25.  This is an event that our community and surrounding communities look forward to each year and we start planning months in advance.  But the health and safety of everyone, from our staff, volunteers and exhibitors to the families who attend, take top priority.  Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us next year on April 24, 2021.

America’s Farmers Feed the World 



We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary and the contributions of American agriculture to the world. Kids in grade levels 1 through 6 can have fun creating posters to enter in our “America’s Farmers Feed the World” Poster Contest. While your children are home from school looking for activities, encourage them to participate and also pass along the contest information to their friends and classmates… at a safe “social distance” of course! Texting and email will work best.

At the same time they’re being creative, they’ll also learn something about the global importance of U.S. agriculture. The grand prize is $50 and the winning poster will be painted on a sign at our museum. See the official rules and entry form. The deadline has been extended to June 1.

Grand Prize: $50 and poster painted on a sign at our museum
3 First Prizes: $25 winner in each group; Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
9 Honorable Mentions: $10, 3 winners in each group

Get all the details and download the entry form here.

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is a great place to visit! Come out and explore the historical exhibits and National Agricultural Hall of Fame. Learn about agriculture – past, present and future – on our tours and at our special events.

We are celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2020!

While we are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering some exciting virtual educational opportunities, including online webinars about beekeeping, victory gardens and how to grow micro-greens. Be sure to have your kids enter the “America’s Farmers Feed the World” poster contest by June 1.

We’re hopeful that we will be able to offer on-site activities later this summer and fall, including inducting honoress into our Agricultural Hall of Fame, precision ag demonostrations, STEAM learning day in October and Santa’s Express in December. Follow us on Facebook and check back here on our website often for the latest info on these and all our events this year.

Looking for a place for your wedding or to host a meeting or part? Our grounds are the perfect spot! Our facilities provide lots of options for meetings, corporate events, reunions, campouts or other special events.

Thank You For Your Support

Your tax deductible financial gift today will help support our educational programs and exhibits, and honor leaders in agribusiness and academia in the Agricultural Hall of Fame.



In support of efforts to help contain the coronavirus, the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame will remain closed to the public until further notice.

You are welcome to call 913-721-1075 or email to inquire about renting the barn for your wedding later in the year or other facility rental needs.


A great location for weddings, corporate meetings or special events! Learn more here and then contact us for your special event. Rentals are available year ’round.

ride the train
beautiful venue for weddings
kids have fun grinding corn
video about Ag Center