Designed to introduce K -12 teachers to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, educator programs at the Museum provide techniques for teachers to integrate the arts into their classrooms, learn to develop lesson plans and workshops, and to share ideas and concerns with other educators.

  • In-Service Credit through the E.L. Cord Museum School

    Washoe County School District K-12 teachers can receive in-service credit for many of the courses taught in the E. L. Cord Museum School.

  • Educator Evenings

    First Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July) | 4 – 5:30 pm | FREE

    Join Charles N. Mathewson Director of Education, Marisa Cooper, for a presentation, discussion and activity based on the Museum’s collections and current exhibitions as they relate to the Nevada Academic Content Standards. A light reception follows. Earn 0.5 teacher in-service credit for attending five Educator Evenings and 1.0 credit for attending ten during August 1 through July 31. Check with the State of Nevada to see if credit may be applied to your area of licensure.

  • School Tours

    Pre-scheduled Tours | Wednesdays through Fridays
    School tours are designed to be highly engaging and age appropriate learning opportunities for preK-12 students.

  • Hands ON! Second Saturday

    Hands ON! Second Saturday provides hands-on activities throughout the Museum. The activities offered encourage adults and children to make art together. Ages 3 to adult. FREE admission all day