The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.
WE OFTEN THINK “SCHOOL” when we think of learning, but the fact is, most learning occurs outside the boundaries of formal education — schools and libraries are just a small part of a much larger (and growing) dispersed network of knowledge sources, including art and history institutions like the Whatcom Museum.
It’s a role we embrace wholeheartedly! Education is central to the Whatcom Museum’s mission, as a center of cultural expression and inquiry. Our Museum educators are devoted to developing a rich variety of learning opportunities related to art, Northwest history, and nature for all ages.
Discover more about the Museum’s adult, family, school, and early-childhood programs, such as tours, classes, and workshops. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for details about current activities. Learn more about our school tours and programs. Access a variety of art, history, and Native American teacher resources. We look forward to engaging with students at the Museum!