The Museum School Programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art serve approximately 5,000 children throughout the region annually, ranging in ages from pre-K to grade 12. We use our collection of fine art to teach a wide range of subject areas including: art appreciation, natural science, western history and creative writing. Learning in a museum setting is fun and effective.
Our Museum School Programs are comprehensive and compatible with the schedules of the Teton County School District. There is no charge for any organized educational group of children; many groups participate in several programs a year. Museum School Programs are created around our permanent collection of art and our temporary exhibitions. In addition, the Children’s Gallery has hands-on interactive exhibits for children. Many of the programs for young children incorporate some time in the Children’s Gallery. Furthermore, artists whose work is on exhibition in our museum will often give special programs for children, such as gallery walks, and workshops. We also host performing artists: storytellers and musicians for children. These programs vary from year to year and are announced via flyers to schools, radio broadcasts, and newspapers.
School-aged children and accompanying adults are admitted free of charge when participating in our school education programs unless otherwise noted in the course description. Each Teton County educator participating in our program will receive a complimentary museum membership.