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University of Puget Sound students have the unique opportunity to utilize the Slater Museum collection during their classes!


Visit the museum during one of our Night at the Museum events and learn about museum techniques up close and in person!


Visit the museum and receive a tour from one of our knowledgable student docents!


Bring the rich biodiversity of the PNW to your classroom with our Nature in the Classroom kits!

Education & Outreach

In addition to scientific research, one of the main objectives of the Slater Museum is to provide science-based education & outreach programing that engages the local community with the natural world and gives students the opportunity to engage with natural history museum collections. Whether it be through our free Nature in the Classroom science curriculum kits, our Docent Program open to all University of Puget Sound students, or our Night at the Museum events, we strive to make our collections & specimens accessible to all and do our part to inspire a love for the natural world!

Find out more about all of our Education & Outreach programming below.

Docent Program

Are you a University of Puget Sound student? Join our Docent Program and try your hand at everything from cataloging museum specimens to learning taxidermy!

Nature in the Classroom

Bring the rich biodiversity of the Pacific Northwest into your classroom! Nature in the Classroom is a free multidisciplinary science-based curriculum that allows students to explore the biodiversity of the Puget Sound using real-life museum specimens. 

Night at the Museum

Come spend a night at the museum and see our dead things come alive!  

A Bird in the Hand

Step inside the Slater Museum prep lab and see what birds our Collections Manager, Gary Shugart, has been working on!

Beyond the Classroom

Resources for continued science learning!

Project GROWS

Learn molecular techniques and examine genetic variation in one or more salmon populations!