School Field Trips

You and your students will dig deeper into Spokane Valley's history, taking a trip back in time to the draining of Saltese Lake, the traditions of local Indian tribes and so much more.

Enrich your Students’ History Learning at the Museum

You and your students will dig deeper into Spokane Valley’s history, taking a trip back in time to the draining of Saltese Lake, the traditions of local Indian tribes and so much more.

Your visit includes an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning at our outdoor exhibit that includes:

  • Butter churning
  • Water pumping
  • Seed planting

School tour fees and policies

Developing and maintaining relationships with the local school districts is a vital part of the Museum’s mission. We invite schools to book guided class tours.

Our tours are guided by volunteers who are knowledgeable in the subject matter and able to adjust presentations to your curriculum needs.  Please note, School fields trips are only hosted on Fridays. 

Fees

$4.00 – Students  /  $4.00 – Adults (at the student price on field trips)

Our fees fund the museum and we are grateful for your participation!

Payment is accepted via cash, check or credit card.

Policies

  • Your visit must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
  • Call (509) 992-4570 to confirm your trip the day prior with an estimate of the number attending.
  • Buses need to approach the museum driveway from the west as there is a divider on Sprague making it impossible to pull into the driveway from the east. The buses are to pull into the parking lot from the museum driveway on Sprague Ave and will be able to pull through to exit through the alley onto Pines after the tour. A volunteer will direct the bus at the driveway entrance.  Please communicate this with the bus driver.
  • Students will step off the bus in the back area of the museum property and a volunteer will explain the format of the tour and groups will be formed.

Student Behavior

We request you review the following safe behavior with students before your arrival:

  • Do not touch the items on display
  • Walk with hands to yourself
  • Use inside voices
  • Listen when someone is presenting
  • Do not touch or lean on the glass cabinets
  • Leave backpacks on the bus
  • No food, drink or gum is allowed inside
  • We kindly ask teachers and parents assist with supervision of the students.

Our hope is to inform, influence and inspire the youth to make a connection to Spokane Valley and its rich history.

Teacher's Information Packet

We’ve hosted many school field trips and have some great advice to help make the visit go smoothly.

Bus Parking Instructions:

Buses need to approach the museum driveway from the west as there is a divider on Sprague making it impossible to pull into the driveway from the east. The buses are to pull into the parking lot from the museum driveway on Sprague Ave and will be able to pull through to exit through the alley onto Pines after the tour. A volunteer will direct the bus at the driveway entrance.  Please communicate this with the bus driver.

Students will step off the bus in the back area of the museum property and a volunteer will explain the format of the tour and groups will be formed.

 

Schedule Your Visit

Plan your visit to the museum for the best local history experience with a knowledgeable docent to guide you through the past.

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