Educational Programs

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, in association with Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, enriches the lives of Coachella Valley residents and visitors through a variety of educational programs.

Free lectures, panel discussions, and performances focus on aspects of Native American history and culture of the Cahuilla and tribes in other parts of the western region of the  United States.

Hands-on classes for adults and children  focus on Native skills and crafts such as pottery making and firing, flint knapping, and  the creation of cordage. Free demonstrations scheduled throughout the season feature displays of photos and cultural objects such as gourd rattles, California Indian toys and games, agave fiber skirts, baskets, pottery, and much more.

Outdoor explorations include guided hikes in the Indian Canyons – an ancient home of the Agua Caliente people.

The Museum offers educational community outreach programs for school groups and community organizations, as well as online educational resources for students and teachers.