All Ages Enjoy Learning about the Wanapum Culture

A vital part of our mission is to educate the next generation about the cultural significance and history of the Wanapum and the Columbia River. Our guided tours and cultural activities are a great learning experience for children of all ages.

The Wanapum Heritage Center provides tours for all grades and age ranges. We are not limited to school groups, but to any group wanting to expand their knowledge. Our aim is to provide your group with the best possible presentation. Feel free to contact us so we can explore options to make your visit relevant and tailored specifically to your group's interests or students' area of study. In most cases, we can usually provide a Wanapum speaker if requested.

For more information about visiting the Wanapum Heritage Center, please email us.

Or we'll bring the wanapum culture to you

As an alternative to a visit to the Heritage Center, our award-winning mobile Wanapum Native American Discovery Unit (WNADU) can come to your school or community event. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you accommodate wheelchairs?

Both the Wanapum Heritage Center and the WNADU are wheelchair accessible.

new hours starting july 1

Mon, Thur, Fri | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tues, Wed | CLOSED

Sat, Sun | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sept 8, 2022 – Jan 15, 2023

Hanford Reach: In the Atomic Field Exhibit

Hanford Reach: In the Atomic Field

This exhibit maps the Hanford Site, a place of essence and importance to the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids. Through photography, sound, and video the installation reflects the atomic histories of Hanford, and the secrecy that enshrouds them.

Created by Glenna Cole Allee
With Michael Paulus, videography, and Jon Leidecker, sound design
A collaborative animation with Gregory Cosmo Haun
And a print of the poem “Plume,” by Kathleen Flenniken

Preserving Lodge Building Traditions

UPCOMING EVENT: Archaeology Days

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