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 for designated Title I schools. Please email or call 720-913-0088 for more information. School tours resume on September 22, 2015.

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.

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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. 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