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Museums

The Museum of Art/WSU

Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus.  Gallery hours during the school year are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed Sundays.  For more information, summer hours and to see the current exhibition schedule please visit museum.wsu.edu.

The Palouse Discovery Science Center

Promotes science, math and technology literacy through the use of educational programs, hands-on exhibits, teaching collections and activities. The center features permanent as well as travelling exhibits. Located at 950 NE Nelson Court in Pullman. Call (509)332-6869 or click here.

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The Museum of Art is committed to recognizing the creative talent of its region with exhibitions, lectures and special events.  Admission is always free.  Visit the museum on Wilson

The Pullman Depot Heritage Center

The Pullman Depot Heritage Center is one of the newest additions to downtown Pullman. Located at the historic 1916 Northern Pacific Railroad Depot, across the Palouse River from Neill Library and along the Chipman Trail, it is in the early stages of a massive restoration and rehabilitation plan. For over fifty years, NP trains carried college students, residents, mail, and other shipments to town (seen above). Agricultural goods were loaded onto rail cars on spur lines to the north of the depot.

The building, grounds, and rail cars were purchased by the Whitman County Historical Society in 2018. A group of eager volunteers are developing the facility into a Heritage Center where the history of rail transportation and its influence on the growth of the Palouse will be celebrated. Until a full restoration can be achieved, the freight room is open to visitors on Saturdays (1-4 pm) and for special events.

Further information can be found at: www.pullmandepot.org or on Facebook under Pullman Depot Heritage Center.

The Staley Museum

is a personal museum of the Staley family. Located in the restored family home, each room has its own treasure of antique furniture, family portraits, and personal items of the Staley family. Open by appointment. Call Molly Staley Benscoter, (509)334-1008.

Robert P. Worthman Veterinary Anatomy Teaching Museum

The Veterinary Anatomy Teaching Museum is located in McCoy Hall room 203 on the WSU campus, is open Mon-Fri, 8-5pm. The museum features several hundred dried and skeletal preparations of large and small domestic animals and selected specimens of birds and wild species. The only one of its kind in the nation, it provides a unique learning environment. For information and to arrange for group tours call (509)335-5701 or click here.

Conner Museum

The Conner Museum is located on the first floor of Abelson Hall (Science Hall) on the WSU campus, is open 8-5pm, 7 days a week, except on University holidays. The museum focuses on vertebrate animals and has more than 700 mounted birds and mammals, including deer, antelope, mountain sheep, mountain goat, moose, caribou and of course cougar!  For information, call (509)335-3515 or click here.

WSU Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology has interpretive exhibits, including the fossil record of human evolution and prehistoric peoples of the lower Snake River as well as exhibits on cultural similarities and differences of people in past and present societies. Located in College Hall, room 110, on the WSU campus. Hours: Mon-Fri 9-4pm. Summer hours begin May 16th and are 9-3pm.  Closed for all school holidays. Free admission. Group tours may be scheduled two weeks in advance by calling (509)335-3441.

Roy M. Chatters Newspaper & Printing Museum

The Print Museum is located on Main Street in Palouse, WA, houses historic printing equipment, items, and archives of Whitman County newspapers dating back to the 1880’s. Open every Saturday (except October and January) 10-2pm or by appointment by calling Janet at (509)878-1742.

Appaloosa Museum & Heritage Center

The Appaloosa Museum is located just outside Pullman on the border of Idaho, the museum is a non-profit organization established in 1975 to collect, preserve, study and exhibit objects and information that illustrate the history of the Appaloosa horse. The museum’s modern facility includes exhibit area, a theater, a hands-on Kids’ Area and library. Exhibits range from the early evidence of spotted horses in art to the relationship between the Appaloosa and the Nez Perce Indians. For more information call (208)882-8150 or click here.