Tours & Activities

Tours upon request are free. Please contact our Public Education Manager to schedule your tour up to two weeks in advance of your visit.

The Darby & Hansen Gallery Tour | The Darby & Hansen Gallery Tour focuses on how Bob Dole overcame hardships and ended up as the longest-serving Republican leader to date. This tour takes visitors through the exhibit hall detailing Bob Dole’s childhood during the Great Depression, his service and injury in WWII, his work in Congress and the 1996 presidential campaign all the way through his current activities as an active private citizen. Highlights of the building include stained glass window descriptions, Kansas Veterans Memory Wall, and beams from the World Trade Center. (20 minute average)

The Dole Archives Tour | The Archive Tour is an addition to the Darby & Hansen Gallery Tour for those interested in going behind-the-scenes in the Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archives and Special Collections – one of the largest congressional collections in the nation. Learn how archivists preserve and maintain collections, and explore our onsite collection storage that houses over four football field lengths of boxes containing documents, photographs, and objects utilized during Senator Dole’s 35-plus years in Congress. (20 minute average)

Activities for All Ages

Activities in the galleries are designed for our youngest visitors and their families.

Museum Activities
While exploring the Institute’s Museum & Galleries, younger guests are encouraged to take part in our engaging museum activities, including a scavenger hunt, puzzles, and coloring activities.

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