Sacajawea Idaho Events Center Salmon Idaho
Sacajawea Center Salmon Idaho
LEARNING CENTER 208-756-1188
Monday-Friday   9am - 2pm

VISITOR CENTER  208-756-1222
Mon-Sat     9am - 5pm
Sunday    12:30pm - 5pm
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Over 6 Years: $5 per person
Family: $12 (parents and children)

Groups & Tours: $4 per person
Call (208) 756-1188 to schedule a tour

Ages 6 and under and Lemhi County
Residents—no charge


2 Miles East of Salmon Idaho on Hwy 28

208) 756-1188 [main office]

(208) 756-1222 [visitor center]

The Event Rental Spaces and the
Park and Trails are open year-round.

The Visitor Interpretive Center is open from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
Get Involved - Volunteer at Sacajawea Center
Food for Thought program at Sacajawea CenterDocents greet and share knowledge at Sacajawea Visitor CenterDocents greet and meet visitors at the Sacajawea Visitor Center.Volunteering with kids is a reward one should experience at least once in their lifetime!Volunteer Christmas Party at Sacajawea Center. Fun making Christmas Wreaths!Volunteering with Tuff Stuff for Girls program held at Sacajawea CenterVolunteering with Sacajawea's Kids Interpretive ProgramVolunteers helping with Sacajawea's Kids Water CampGovernor Jim Risch visited Sacajawea Heritage Days
The docents take a yearly trip to a regional historical site including Leesburg, Ft. Hall and Lemhi Pass.  A monthly breakfast meeting includes good food, current information for all regarding events at the Center and idea sharing to improve the visitor experience.  The 2013 docents’ trip is a journey to the Big Hole Battlefield in Montana.

  • Meeting people from all over the world
  • Helping people enjoy their visit
  • Working with positive people
  • Learning about Native American culture and history,Lewis and Clark Expedition, local history, customer service
  • Participate in event planning
  • Opportunities to share stories about your community
  • Celebrating together and rewards programs

The end of the season finds all the docents and volunteers at Judy Barkley’s yard for the yearly BBQ/potluck, a thank you party to all for everything they do for the Center.  Too much food and lots of laughs!
The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center interprets the rich cultural and natural history of the Salmon and Lemhi River Country, deepening people’s connection to the unique place this area holds in our nation’s history, which was shaped in part by the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Sacajawea, as well as her people, the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Our mission is to foster the knowledge and appreciation of the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Western frontier life, and the natural environment.
Mission of the Center
Typically the first person the visitors will see at any museum or interpretive center. Our docents are stationed at the Visitor Center, greeting visitors, providing information about facilities and programs, assisting with special requests, providing information about the community, sharing stories, and helping visitors have a more enjoyable experience, May include other educational programs or provide interpretive talks depending on your interest and availability. Could include filling in at the Gift Shop, Visitor Information Desk, or Information Center.
What is Required?
What are the Benefits?
What is a Docent?
The docents are the guides to the Center and are generally the first person the visitors to the Center encounter.  They are knowledgeable about the facility and its background, the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the things to do and see in the area.  The docents’ manual covers many aspects of interpretive work and includes basic information on the Expedition, the history of the Center property, Sacajawea and the Agai Dika and valuable hints for effective customer service.  The veteran docents give one on one training for the new docents on the procedures and equipment at the Interpretive Center. HAVE FUN!
How Else Can You Help?
Become a Sacajawea Friend with your donation! Thank you for considering a contribution to the Sacajawea Center.   Your selfless gift makes programming, staffing, and community events possible.  With a goal to increase community involvement and support of the Sacajawea Center, financial stability is critical to the vitality of the Center. Your donations allow everyone the opportunity to participate in hands-on historical and environmental learning opportunities, concerts and other annual events, as well as keep our doors open!
Volunteer opportunities at the Sacajawea Center in Salmon Idaho are varied and numerous. Volunteers help with the annual special events of Howl-O-Ween, Heritage Days and Agai Dika Days and assisting in the office, conducting special programs and classes such as the Food For Thought series, Tuff Stuff for Girlz, the Water Adventures Camp and Kid’s Garden and Heritage Community Garden

The Sacajawea Center is thankful for the many, many volunteers who give generously of their time to assist the Center in providing fun, educational programs for the community.  Whether you choose to volunteer for special events and programs or commit to becoming a Docent, we are thankful for any interest.  Join the Sacajawea Team

We welcome new docents and are thankful for the wonderful docents who staff the Interpretive Center every day from end of May through September.

We love our Volunteers! Call the Sacajawea Center (208) 756-1188 for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Internships Available at the Sacajawea Center.  Need to fufill your internship requirements for your high school or college? The Sacajawea Center has internships available throughout the year.

Sacajawea Center Internship

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