Virtual Field Trips

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center’s Virtual Field Trip provides students with the unique opportunity to tour our exhibits and speak with our museum staff from their classrooms. Our Virtual Field Trips are available in six different themes (see below for details). Explore the rest of the page to watch films about nine different landmarks of Heart Mountain.

Each virtual field trip comes with classroom resources such as lesson plans and activities to engage students and enhance their experience. These resources are aligned with Wyoming Department of Education standards as well as Common Core standards and can be found in our Classroom Resources Padlet.

Our 45-minute virtual field trip is $100. A staff member guides the class through the museum on a themed tour. We offer 6 themes to choose from:

  • Life at Camp
  • Propaganda 
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children of Heart Mountain
  • Military Service and Draft Resisters
  • Women of Heart Mountain

For more information contact our Education Manager, Sybil Tubbs, at sybil@heartmountain.org or 307-754-8000.

Book a Virtual Field Trip:

Virtual Field Trips can be scheduled Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm MST. Use the form below to request a date/time for the specific theme you would like, and our Education Manager, Sybil Tubbs, will be in touch with additional resources, a Zoom link, and a link for payment.

These virtual field trips take place on the Zoom platform.

Landmarks of Heart Mountain:

Click on a Landmark to learn more

Welcome to Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

Welcome to the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, which is dedicated to preserving the legacy of and educating the public about the Japanese American confinement site in northwestern Wyoming. Director of Interpretation & Preservation Cally Steussy introduces the story of the Japanese American incarceration.

The Barracks

The Heart Mountain confinement site had approximately 450 residential barracks. Former VISTA Museum Educator Genesis Ranel introduces the original barrack recently returned to the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, as well as barrack life.

Heart Mountain Barracks Today

The Heart Mountain camp did not just vanish when the Japanese Americans left. Former Executive Director Dakota Russell explores the story of what happened to the Heart Mountain barracks in the years after the camp closed.

Heart Mountain High School

Only the records vault of the Heart Mountain High School remains in the fields that were once the residential area of the Heart Mountain camp. Join former Registrar Brandon Daake to learn more about the Heart Mountain High School and education in the camp.

The Swimming Hole

One of the challenges of life in a confinement site was finding things to do, especially for children. Former Executive Director Dakota Russell visits the remains of the Heart Mountain swimming hole for a look at recreational activities in the camp.

The Root Cellar

The Japanese Americans of the Heart Mountain camp were the first to farm this area of the Bighorn Basin. Visit the root cellar with Director of Interpretation & Preservation Cally Steussy to learn more about the Heart Mountain farms, and the cellars created to store the crops.

The Honor Roll

The Heart Mountain Honor Roll was raised by the people incarcerated at Heart Mountain to honor everyone who left the camp for military service. Join former Registrar Brandon Daake to learn more about the complicated history of Japanese American military service.

Heart Mountain Hospital

The remains of the hospital buildings are some of the only original structures from the Heart Mountain camp still in their original location. Join former Membership & Development Manager Deni Hirsh as she explains the story of the Heart Mountain hospital.

Heart Mountain Graves at Crown Hill Cemetery

Not everyone brought to the Heart Mountain camp left it again. Visit the Crown Hill Cemetery with former Executive Director Dakota Russell and hear the story of the three Issei men buried there, and the Heart Mountain graveyard.