Cascadia Art Museum features artwork created exclusively by artists active in the Northwest during the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries. With few exceptions, this fertile period of our creative history has been largely overlooked and understudied, and we are excited to be able to bring it to both students and educators. We are pleased to offer both guided tours led by a trained Museum docent and self-guided tours, which allows the educator to lead their own students through the Museum.
Guided tours include one hour of guided discussion in the galleries followed by a related hands-on art activity lasting approximately 40 minutes. Our guided tours emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving and language skills. Our docents will use works of art as a basis to prompt your students with questions and lead conversation. The content and length of your museum tour may be customized to meet the needs of your students. We highly recommend you schedule your visit on a Monday or Tuesday.
We ask that educators schedule school tours at least three weeks in advance.
If you are arriving by bus, school groups may be dropped off and picked up on directly in front of the museum. Bus drivers may park and wait for your group on the north end of the Salish Crossing parking lot. Chaperones or groups arriving separately may park in any available spot at Salish Crossing. Parking is free.