Street Address
2105 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA 98902
Mailing Address
2105 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA 98902
phone: 509-248-0747
e-mail: info@yvmuseum.org
web: www.yvmuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Admissions
Adults: $7
Seniors (over 60): $5
Students (): $5
Children (6-18): $5
Children under 5: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Peter Arnold, Executive Director
phone: 509-248-0747
Susan Duffin, Director of Development

Description

The Yakima Valley Museum shall always be one of central Washington’s crown jewels, unequaled for providing high-quality, engaging, accurate and educational, cultural and natural history exhibitions and programs for all.

Mission

We conserve our stories to inspire our community, learn from our past, celebrate our present, and guide our future.

History

The Yakima Valley Museum has achieved prestigious peer recognition. It is one of only three museums in Eastern Washington to be fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and at 65,000 ft2, it is one of the largest cultural history museums in the State.

Community-based campaigns have raised virtually all the ongoing annual support since 1951, but also resulted in capital fund contributions totaling $13,937,162 (in 2012 dollars) for the construction of the current physical plant, a state-of-the-art museum facility with many special features and equipment unique to museums. Now conservatively insured at a replacement cost of $25,000,000.

1917

The first museum opened in a log cabin clubhouse at the State Fairgrounds, but a fire several years later destroyed this “place for historical relics.”

Educational Programs

Exhibitions, docent programs, gallery tours, lectures and presentations, children's storyhour, online access to photographic collections.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Governance

Private

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Host your next event with us!

Whether you are planning a wedding, reception, banquet, conference or lecture, we have the perfect venue for you. The Yakima Valley Museum offers unique spaces for business meetings, seminars, wedding receptions, and almost any other special event. Not only that but we have all those things that you would expect in a first-class venue -- WiFi, audio-visual equipment, banquet chairs and tables, a fully equipped professional kitchen, handicapped bathrooms, banquet-quality china, glassware and tableware

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours