The Mary Olson Farm is a one-of-a-kind historic treasure located along the Green River in Auburn, WA. It is comprised of seven historic buildings, a century-old orchard, a year-round stream with annual salmon runs and extensive pastures and woodlands.
Fieldtrips to the Olson Farm create connections for students between past and present, the land and what is grown, and our natural resources and the role we play in their management. Students engage in hands-on experiences that will inspire a love of the land.
Offered Tuesday- Friday
9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm
Farm fieldtrips are 90 minutes long
$5 per student/ 1 chaperone per 10 students admitted free. Farm fieldtrips have a 20 student or $100 minimum.
Engaging school programs are conducted throughout the year for elementary students, home school students, after-school, church, and scout groups by trained museum educators and knowledgeable docents.
School fieldtrips are interactive and inquiry-based and all are aligned with Washington State Standards. Tour programs consist of both gallery and classroom components.
Offered Tuesday - Friday
9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm
Museum fieldtrips are 60 - 90 minutes long
All Museum fieldtrips include a tour of the Museum's exhibits and a themed classroom activity!
$3 per student/ 1 chaperone per 7 students admitted free, teachers are free. Museum fieldtrips have a 17 student or $50 minimum.
Docent Lead Tours:"Our Favorite Things" Offered every Thursday at 1 p.m.
These tours are conducted by knowledgeable Museum docents and often provide a unique perspective of the Museum's permanent collection. Tours meet in the Museum lobby and are between 20 and 45 minutes in length. They are included in the price of general admission and do not require a reservation.
Guided Museum Tours
Private, guided tours of the Museum are available year round and are conducted by trained Museum staff. These tours can be customized to fit the needs of any group and are generally between 45 minutes - 1 hour in length. Private Museum tours require reservations a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
Cost: $6 adults/ $3 children (minimum charge of $50)
The Farm is available for self-guided exploration every Saturday and Sunday, Late June - August
Guided Farm Tours
Private, guided Farm tours are available year round and are conducted by trained Museum staff. These tours can be customized to fit the needs of any group and are generally between 45 minutes - 1 hour in length. Private Farm tours require reservations a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
Cost: $6 adults/ $3 children (minimum charge of $100)
The Museum offers Heritage Outreach Kits that contain lesson plans, artifacts, photographs, and other primary documents related to the White River Valley’s cultural heritage and history. Topics include: Westward Migration and Pioneer Life; Japanese Immigration; Coast Salish Culture; and Japanese American Internment. $20 per week or $60 per month. For more information or to rent an outreach kit, please contact the Education Department at 253-876-1937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.