Educational Programs & Resources

Ice Age Floods

Riverfront Park is the perfect backdrop for educational activities that are both meaningful and fun. The Spokane River Falls is where indigenous peoples gathered long before the arrival of Euro-American settlers and where Spokane’s story begins. Discover Spokane’s rich history, experience iconic public art, take a ride on the historic Looff Carrousel, and learn about the unique geography of our region. Bring your group to the park and explore Riverfront!

Historic tours are available by request. Discounted group admission tickets for park attractions are available.


Riverfront Explore!

Riverfront is excited to host your classroom field trip! As part of our education program, we are happy to provide space at the Ice Age Floods playground and all supplies needed to implement the learning activities outlined our curriculum packet. This program is available on weekdays and must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks prior to your visit. Reservations are subject to availability.

To make a reservation, fill out a Group Visit Request.

Story Time at the Carrousel

Join us in the Looff Carrousel party room at 11:00 a.m. for Story Time every third Friday. Story Time is an early literacy activity designed to spark and engage the young imagination with stories, songs, and preschool activities. This event is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 2-5yrs. $1 Carrousel rides offered to those who attend. View upcoming Story Time at the Carrousel dates on our calendar of events.

Riverfront offers private Story Time events for groups. This includes a 30-minute, exclusive Story Time activity with the option for a custom theme, preschool crafts, and up to 65 Carrousel tickets for use that day. Fees apply. Please contact us at for more information!

Story Walk

A StoryWalk© is an educational program that allows the community to enjoy reading and the outdoors simultaneously. Riverfront's Story Walk installation is located on Snxw Mene? (sin-HOO-men-huh). Snxw Mene? is the Spokane Salish name for the small Island in Riverfront Park. View the story of the month on our Story Walk page.


Language Arts Resources

Other City of Spokane Education Resources