Guided tours of the Yakima Valley Museum are available Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. The guided tour can also include time for constructive play in the Children's Underground. You may also schedule a group visit to the Children's Underground before public hours Tuesday - Friday (except Wednesday).
Tours for your class
A guided tour of the museum in groups of 25, with a docent, highlights the history of the Yakima Valley. Following your tour, your class may visit the Children's Underground for a hands-on experience with history (Grades 1 & 2). Allow approximately 1 hour.
Dates and Times
The tour season at the Yakima Valley Museum runs from September 20 through May 30. Summer programs, which include scavenger hunts and workshops in the Children's Discovery Garden, will be scheduled during the last two weeks of June and during the month of July.
*Please note that the Children's Underground is open to the public.
Admission for scheduled visits and tours is $3.00 per student (no charge for teachers or chaperones) with a $25.00 minimum charge.
Fill out our online reservation form or call the Yakima Valley Museum at 248-0747.
Please have several possible dates and times when you call, as well as the
number of students, and grade level. For more information, email us through our
Museum Soda Fountain
The Museum Soda Fountain welcomes group visits. Please prearrange your visit by calling the Soda Fountain at 457-9810 (please note the Soda Fountain is not operated by the museum).
Franklin Park is a wonderful place to follow up your tour with some physical activity. To reserve the Picnic Shelter, call Yakima Parks & Recreation at 575-6020.
A is For Apple
Download an educational handbook produced as a teacher's guide to compliment
our exhibit on apple farming. Made possible through a grant from the Washington
Apple Education Foundation 35 pages of apple history, apple facts, and classroom
activities Available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
Reserve a Tour
A is For Apple