Field Trips

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We are pleased to announce that general admission to the Denver Art Museum is FREE every day for all youth (18 and under). Free for Kids, which is made possible by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado, will fund general admission to all children, including school field trips and other youth group visits. Additionally, starting with the 2015-16 school year, transportation funding assistance is available. Please email or call 720-913-0088 for more information.

Ignite your students’ curiosity and enhance your classroom curriculum with one of the DAM’s interactive, multi-sensory tours. The Denver Art Museum’s school tours 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 school tour selections and be sure to make your reservations at least three weeks in advance. For more details about booking a school tour please see our Plan Your Visit page.

All tours address 2009 Colorado Academic Standards and 21st Century Skills for Preschool, elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Students think critically and creatively across disciplines, problem solve, collaborate, and strengthen visual literacy on each of these guided tours. Each tour is led by a museum guide with significant training and experience with students of all ages. Many tours are available in Spanish. Check each tour description to find out more.

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Creative Thinking Tours

Active engagement is the foundation for these PreK-12 school tours that emphasize hands-on activities and stimulating conversation. Students explore the museum’s culturally diverse art collection sparking curiosity and fueling imagination.  Find out more and choose a tour based on your age group.

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Art & Culture Tours

Students travel across time and cultures to experience art objects from the DAM’s culturally diverse collection on in-depth interactive Art & Culture Tours. K-12 students gain deeper understanding of different cultures through games, discussion, writing, and small-group collaborative work.   Find out more and choose from the following cultures: Africa, American Indian, Japan, Maya, Mexico, and New World.

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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. View all current special exhibitions on the museum website.

In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism
July 19-October 11, 2015
In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Local support is provided by Singer Family Foundation, Adolph Coors Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post. Édouard Manet, Flowers in a Crystal Vase, ca. 1882, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection