Whom do I call to schedule a tour?
For school age children’s tours, call Associate Curator of Education: 307-732-5435.
For adult tours call Admissions Supervisor & Group Tour Coordinator at 307-732-5400.
How much does it cost to take a tour?
Admission and tours for school age children (pre K – grade12) are FREE (please schedule tours in advance). The accompanying teachers/chaperones on school age tours are also free. Adult tours are FREE, but adults pay regular admission to the Museum (please schedule tours in advance). Admission discounts are available for groups of 20 or more adults.
What are the tour options?
Connections between people, wildlife, fine art, and humanity’s relationship with nature are central themes to educational programming at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Learn about artists, art history, American History, conservation, wildlife, biology, and ecology in our multidisciplinary programs.
Children’s tours range from themes such as “Exploring Color,” to “Wildlife in Winter.” To learn more about children’s tours, contact Associate Curator of Education at 307-732-5435.
Adult tours feature highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection and traveling exhibits. Tour themes and techniques support the Museum’s mission to bring people, wildlife, and art together. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
Are there programs for kids outside of school hours?
Critter Cases can be checked out for free at the admissions desk, just ask! They provide a fun way for kids and parents to engage with the art and with each other as they explore the Museum.
What other programs are there for adults?
Our diverse programming includes: lectures, artist demonstrations, seminars, workshops and films that relate to wildlife, art and natural history. Check out What’s Happening to see what programs will be coming up!
Is the Museum a fun place for kids?
Yes! We have a Children’s Discovery Gallery whith an art-studio, wildlife costumes, life-sized diorama, a puppet theater, and a reading nook. It is open whenever the Museum is open. We also have “Critter Cases” for interactive gallery exploration. These kits are loaned out for FREE via the admissions desk. We also have art making activities for kids during our “First Sundays” events.
Do you offer on-line educational programs?
The National Museum of Wildlife Art is dedicated to serving a wide audience through our educational programs, including those who are unable to visit the Museum. We have developed several lessons for use in conjunction with our on-line Collections. We also have several award-winning, interactive, educational games for children.
Is there an internship program?
Yes. The Museum’s Education Department offers a number of Internship opportunities, both paid and volunteer, for individuals interested in gaining better knowledge and hands on experience in museum studies. The Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship and the Curatorial Internship are the two primary internship opportunities available. However, the Museum will offer additional unpaid internships as needed on an individual basis. For additional information contact our Education Department or call our Adult Education Coordinator at 307-732-5438.