Field Trips

Ignite your students’ curiosity and supplement your classroom curriculum with one of our interactive, high-quality tours. Led by trained docents, the Denver Art Museum’s school programs explore human creativity from the Stone Age to the present, engaging students in hands-on activities and lively thought-provoking conversations. Browse the variety of field trip selections and be sure to make your reservations at least three weeks in advance. For more details about booking a field trip please see our Plan Your Visit page.

All tours address 2009 Colorado Academic Standards and 21st Century Skills for ECE, elementary, and secondary classrooms, including skills in critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, visual literacy, and cross-disciplinary thinking. Select Introductory Tours and Subject & Culture-Based Tours are available in Spanish. Check each tour description to find out more.

Denver Art Museum Hamilton Building and Martin Plaza

Introductory Tours

Stimulating conversation and interactive art exploration are the foundation for these K-12 school tours. Museum guides will take the group to visit several parts of the museum to see art from around the world. Find out more and choose the introductory tour based on your age group.

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Subject & Culture-Based Tours

These in-depth interactive tours encourage students to examine objects and ideas from a single culture or art form. Museum guides lead students in activities including games, discussion, art, writing, and small-group collaborative work. Find out more and choose from the following subjects: Africa, American Indian, Japan, Maya, Mexico, or Architecture.

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Artful Literacy Tours

This interactive tour gives students a unique opportunity to practice language arts skills while exploring art from around the world. Students practice oral language and descriptive writing and hone their observation skills, building their vocabulary and using language that is careful, precise, and full of concrete words and sensory details. Students discuss what they see in collaborative discussions, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided (teacher-led) visits allow teachers to create their own directions for students’ museum experiences.

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Special Exhibition Tours

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for students to visit special temporary exhibitions.