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Many aspects of the upcoming 2021 - 2022 school year remain unknown and in flux due to the changing COVID-19 pandemic, but IKEducation is ready to roll with whatever situation comes our way.  The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home is governed by the National Archives and Records Administration and the federal government. This means on-site field trips are subject to their post-COVID reopening plans and restrictions. At this time (Oct 25, 2021), all the buildings on campus are closed to groups. Individuals or families may enter the museum with timed entry ticked purchased online in advance. As schools and the National Archives make changes to safely serve students, IKEducation will similarly modify our offerings to accommodate the situation. You can check the Eisenhower Library’s website for an up-to-date status of their reopening. However, during their time of closure, IKEducation hopes to bring our programs to your classroom virtually through IKE Online or physically through IKE Express.

  Wait List  

            If you would like to be contacted when onsite field trips are allowed, please click on "Wait List" above and submit the linked form.


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Ike Online

IKEducators will provide live, interactive, online programs to your classroom. In many cases, materials will be sent ahead of time for the teachers and students to use during the live program. 

As you browse the programs in our Educator's Guide, the internet symbol will designate those available to be scheduled on-demand. 



Ike Express

Ike Express

IKEducators will travel to your classroom to provide a program. As you browse the programs in our Educator's Guide, the truck symbol will designate those available for Ike Express.  

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Field Trip

When COVID restrictions lift, we hope your will bring your students to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. We offer "IKEtivities" for enhanced learning options at our different campus features as well as focused IKEducation program options that will take place within our classroom spaces. As you browse the programs in our Educator's Guide, the map pin symbol will designate those available for on-site field trips.

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If you would like us to contact you as soon as we are able to resume on-site field trips, please fill out the wait list form.




The Eisenhower Foundation actively seeks funding to help cover expenses associated with K-12 IKEducation Learning Experiences. As long as funds are available, IKEducation will come to your school free of charge, whether we arrive in-person or virtually. And, when restrictions are lifted on traditional school field trips, we will provide as much funding as possible to pay for schools' expenses in coming to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. 

For questions about funding, please contact us at 785-263-6771 or by email.



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IKEducation Programs

We are delighted to present the 2021-2022 programs and offered through IKEducation, a collaborative K-12 education initiative between the Eisenhower Foundation and the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas.

Our professional IKEducators are excited to work with you and your students. Find the program that best meets your learning needs and follow the easy steps to book your spot now!

Every IKEducation program is designed to utilize primary sources, meet state and national standards, and teach about the life or times of Dwight D. Eisenhower. We provide students with a hands-on experience they'll never forget!