Want to get the most out of your visit? Join us for gallery talks, art classes, tours, and tons of hands-on activities.

Parents painting with their kids

Programs for Families

The Museum offers year-round programming designed to foster a love of the arts and natural sciences in children. These programs are offered at little to no cost to the public thanks to our Corporate Partners and Museum members. 

Looking for information about upcoming events? Information about upcoming events can be found on our Facebook page or in the press section of this website. 

Enhance your visit 

Want to get more out of your Museum experience? Visit the Holland and Sallie Webb Family Learning Center, an interactive educational space. The Center features exhibit-related activities and is available during normal business hours. You can also browse our Public Reference Library and Research Library, which contain over 6,000 volumes of cultural history.

A small girl in a dinosaur mask "excavating" fossils

School Programs and Field Trips

The Museum’s exhibits allow students to connect with cultures from six continents and thousands of years of history. Teachers can use the Museum to amplify or augment their curriculum in a variety of ways. Students can take part in hands-on learning activities at the Museum, take a guided tour, or learn about the Museum’s collections remotely. Contact Christina Eastep, Head of Programs ([email protected]) for more information. 

Art Classes at the Museum

The Museum of the Red River frequently hosts art classes taught by professional artists from across the nation. Classes are designed for students of all age levels and experience. Moreover, access to a world-class collection of art provides inspiration for even the most seasoned artist!

A group of adults holding a various paintings they created
Two women posing for a quick selfie at event sponsored by Corporate Partner, Girls Gone Wine

Community Partners

Programs at the Museum are supported in part by the McCurtain County Art Club, the Idabel Minority Action Committee, Idabel Public Schools (via 21st Century Learning Grant), and many more. Additional support is provided by our Corporate Partners and our members. Contact the Museum to learn more.