Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

111 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chanute, KS 66720


111 N. Lincoln Ave.
66720 Chanute , KS
United States
Phone: 620-431-2730
Kansas US
Dedicated in 1961 to preserve the achievements of pioneering documentary filmmakers, photographers, authors, conservationists, and explorers Martin and Osa Johnson the Safari Museum® offers visitors programming year-round in Osa's hometown of Chanute, KS. From 1917-1936 the Johnsons worked in East and Central Africa, Northern Borneo, and the South Seas. Long-term exhibits include the Johnson Exhibition and Imperato African Gallery of West African ethnographic collections. Special exhibits regularly rotate through the Selsor Art Gallery. Johnson films can be viewed in the Snark Theater and researchers are welcome to contact staff for access to collections and archives. Copies of Johnson books and films on DVD can be purchased through Osa's Ark Museum Shop. FYI - The largest exhibit of Johnson photos outside of Chanute is at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, FL. The Johnsons were the namesake and inspiration of the Martin + Osa clothing brand from American Eagle Outfitters.

Facility Access Information

Main Entrance: 
Front Entrance
Accessible Entrance: 
Elevator provides access to Second Floor.
Wheelchairs Available: 
Accessible Restrooms: 
Some restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location: 
Second Floor
Segways Allowed
Service Animals: 
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information: 
Please call ahead for a guided tour and for large tour groups.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk: 
Large-print exhibition labels
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Our Access Programs Use: 
Art-making activities
Hands-on classroom activities
Information about Programs and Upcoming Exhibits
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Send an email to staff at