The Mississippi River is an excellent theme for subjects such as science, history, cultures, geography, reading, writing, art, music, technology, and more. Our outdoor and online youth education programs provide a hands-on approach to learning and start students toward a lifelong relationship with the river.
Distance Learning Opportunites
Live Online Classroom Visits
Big River Art Contest
The annual Big River Art Contest engages students, grades 3-6, in the science, heritage and stewardship of the Mississippi River through the practice of art. The contest will resume when field trips resume. In the meantime, we encourage students to create Big River Artwork on their own. During contest years, prizes are awarded to both the winning students and their teachers. Winning artwork is displayed at the Mississippi River Visitor Center, Mill City Museum, Fort Snelling State Park, and in galleries on our website!
Last updated: March 31, 2023