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Welcome to the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

Telling the remarkable story of Martin and Osa Johnson, photographers, explorers, naturalists, authors and native Kansans. Come visit us at 111 N. Lincoln in downtown Chanute, Kansas. Contact us at 620-431-2730

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (museum and shop)
Monday – Saturday     10am-5pm
Sunday                       1pm-5pm
(Closed on holidays – New Years, Christmas, Easter, Independence Day & Thanksgiving; early closures on New Years Eve and Christmas Eve)
Adults $6
Seniors & students aged 13 to college $4
Students aged 6-12 $3
Children under age 6 free with an adult.
The Museum is accessible to people with disabilities.
Tours of the Museum are conducted by our professional staff upon request with at least ONE WEEK NOTICE PLEASE, we have a very small staff at this non-profit museum, as follows: Tuesday-Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and other times by appointment. The Museum consists of four main touring areas including the Johnson Exhibition and the Selsor Gallery on the second floor and the Imperato African Gallery and the 30-seat Snark Theater on the first floor. For Museum tour reservations, please contact the Museum at: 620-431-2730 or by email at osajohns@safarimuseum.com. Discounts for pre-arranged tours: students aged pre-school to college $1, adults $3
For the safety of its holdings, no food may be brought into the Museum. Picnicking may be done in a neighboring park. Several parks in the area can accommodate large tour groups. For information on PARK availability, please contact the Chanute Parks and Recreation Department at (620) 431-4199. Also, a list of area restaurants is available at the Museum.
Visitors are encouraged to take photographs and make video recordings in the Museum for their personal use. Publication, broadcast or other distribution or commercial use of any photographs or videos, including any on this website, is prohibited without the express written permission of the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.

safari-trip-africa entry page

The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum is hosting a drawing to win a 14-day safari trip to Tanzania, East Africa scheduled in May 2015.

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Photo Galleries

NL1046.1 Martin and Osa Johnson with cameras at Lake ParadiseVisit our online photo galleries featuring images from the museum’s collections.While there follow the link to purchase you favorite photos.

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Osa's Ark Gift Shop

coffee mug ad_edited-4New arrivals come in often to our Osa’s Ark Museum Shop. Check out what we have to offer.

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Exhibitions

Martin's Box CameraThe Safari Museum has some of the most unique artifacts in its collections.  Take a virtual tour here.

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Membership

Studio Shot of JohnsonsThe Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum exists–and grows–because of people like you!

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