Traveling Artifact Trunks & Class Kits

Bring global adventures to your classroom!

Artifact Travel trunks may be loaned for four weeks and the charge is $20.00 plus cost of UPS shipping (for current museum members there is no charge except for shipping). All museum class kits and trunks can be customized to better fit the educators’ curriculum. If you have a special subject, call 620-431-2730 and ask for the education department. To insure availability, please make reservations as early as possible.

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Host a film night at your school or institution and use the trunk for multi-generational family programming.

Loaning  a safari travel trunk let’s you explore the world through artifacts, books, and films.

Here are examples our classroom trunks & their artifacts:
Married to Adventure Trunk Checklist
African Heritage Trunk Checklist


Museum Staff can also be scheduled to come to your school or organization with any of the trunks & present programs on a number of specialized topics such as Martin and Osa Johnson as famous Kansans, Osa Johnson as a Woman’s History subject, African Arts & Cultures, etc.  As a private, non-profit entity, to cover the costs of these educational opportunities we must charge a $75 program fee plus Speaker mileage reimbursement for outreach program; we are happy to work with groups who are as financially challenged as ours to help them cover these costs.  Please call 620-431-2730 to discuss current program options today!


Adventures in Reading

Take your group on a Story Safari!

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Book Loan Kits & Literature Travel Trunks

The Safari Museum can supply your school or organization with a selection of Johnson adult and children’s books for use in-classroom, for Book Clubs & other special Book Themed Events. Kit and Artifact trunks are checked out to one book group or instructor who is responsible for all of the materials. The group may keep the kit for up to 6 weeks.



Available Titles & Book Loan Kit Information:

Book Club/Classroom Kits: I Married Adventureima zebra cover

This book is Osa’s classic 1940 story of her life of adventure during her marriage to explorer Martin Johnson.  It has been translated into 17 languages and has had over 50 publication runs since debuting as an award winning autobiography on the New Your Best Sellers list.

10 English versions of the paperback version, 1 copy of an original 1940 edition, and a DVD of the film I Married Adventure that stars Osa Johnson and debuted the same year as the book.



I Married Adventure book SpanishESL Study, Multi-Lingual Book Club & Classroom Kits: I Married Adventure

10 of the Spanish editions of I Married Adventure, copies of several different Spanish I Married Adventure lobby cards, & a copy of the English DVD of the film I Married Adventure. See above for more information on the book.



Children’s Book Club Kits: Snowball, No Sir & Teddy Tantrumsnowball by osa johnson

These kits come with up to 25 copies of the short children’s books Osa wrote in the 1930s Snowball and No Sir, and copies of the chapter “Teddy Tantrum” from her “Jungle Series” books.  We also include a number of color sheets & activities that tie to the books, and a copy of the DVD Congorilla, which has cameo appearances by both Snowball & Teddy Tantrum, the titular heroes of two of the books included with this kit.


Each of the book kits can be customized to include a variety of hands-on artifacts.  Please contact Safari Staff to discuss options to be suit your audiences.





Traveling Exhibitions

Married To Adventure
Photographs From the Travels of Martin and Osa Johnson
This exhibition includes 70 framed photographs, 2 large wall murals and 20 artifacts that highlight the amazing lives and achievements of Martin and Osa Johnson.


Masters in the Field

“Masters in the Field” traces the development of lithographic illustration in the 18th and 19th centuries and highlights the adventurous artists of the day. This exhibition was designed by the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas using 48 of its spectacular lithograph collection. The Safari Museum has over 600 hand-painted lithographs and a research library that contains 6,000 volumes, many of which contain similar artwork.

Changing Faces
The Art of the Masked Dance
The African masked dance is a storied celebration of art at its most evocative. The masked expression, including headdress, dancer, costume, and ritual accessories accompanied by their traditional musical instruments communicate the relationship between the African people, their physical world and the spiritual realm. “Changing Faces showcases masks from the African continent with comprehensive text to discuss the complete artistry and significance of the masked expression and its traditional role in African culture.

To learn more about these exhibitions and about ways you could bring it to host sites and special events in your own communities, please call 620-431-2730 or email the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.