For Teachers

The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is a treasured resource for teachers and students in our region. During the school year, many school groups schedule museum visits to explore our exhibits and participate in special hands-on programs such as Youth on the Columbia and Beauty of Bronze. Teachers also use our Museum-to-You boxes and borrow from our extensive library of science, environmental, historical and cultural films to enhance classroom instruction.

We offer many educational programs throughout the year designed for kids and families. Notable is our Super Summer Adventures program of weekly enrichment classes for students entering 1st through 7th grades. These include art, science, cooking, music, robotics, theater and much more!

For more information and to schedule school visits to the museum, contact the education department at (509) 888-6243.


Family Programs

Special “family fun” days include Family ArtVentures (in cooperation with Wenatchee Art Educators Consortium), Explorer Day, Ice Age Adventures, the Regional High School Art Show, Spring Break Adventure Camp, and Christmas Family Fun Day.

Museum Tours

Guided or self-guided group tours to fit specific curriculum needs or interests. Popular themed tours include apple industry, First People (Clovis and Native Americans), Washington State history and occasional downtown art walks. Tours may be booked Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Please reserve in advance if you would like a guide or if you are a large group. For school groups, at least one adult per six students is required. To arrange, call (509) 888-6240.

Youth on the Columbia

This is a field experience program offered by the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club and the Wenatchee Valley Museum. More than 1,000 students participate each spring, learning about European exploration and the fur trade on the Columbia Plateau and its impact on indigenous populations. Contact the education department at (509) 888-6243 for more information.

Educational Media

Teachers are welcome to inquire about borrowing from our extensive library of science, environmental, historical and cultural films. Contact the education department at (509) 888-6243 for a list of films and information on borrowing them.

Museum to you Boxes

These self-contained educational kits contain objects and activity guides for hands-on learning, designed to supplement classroom curricula or provide a club activity. Each Museum to You box contains an Educator’s Guide and most also contain EALR guides. The Museum offers 11 boxes on natural history and 7 boxes on cultural history. Teachers may reserve these boxes for up to three weeks by calling (509) 888-6240. Two weeks’ notice is suggested, as reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is $15.00 per week. Descriptions of the boxes are below.