FREE School Tours

AMWA invites schools and educational organizations to request a FREE in-person or virtual tour.

  • The Anschutz Collection surveys the history of the West in art from the early 19th through the late 20th century.
  • The collection is housed in the historic Navarre Building, built in 1880 by F.E. Edbrooke.
  • The paintings are displayed salon-style, floor to ceiling on three floors of galleries.
  • Onsite field trips at AMWA are FREE for 3rd grade to university students. Virtual field trips are FREE for students of all grade levels.
  • Education specialists work directly with teachers to customize tours, activities, and related classroom lessons.*
  • Field trips are booked on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round as private reservations.

Please contact us here, 303-293-2000, or book your virtual field trip using the Virtual School Tour Request Form (also at top of page)

*For organized school groups, visits by appointment can be arranged on either a Tuesday or Thursday. Fees are not charged in connection with the visit of an organized school group from an elementary, middle or high school, from a college or university, or from an accredited art school, so long as the person requesting the visit is a teacher of the students involved or other official representative of the school, college or university involved. School tours require 2 weeks advance notice and are subject to the availability of Museum staff to lead a tour on the day and time requested.

  • Use our lessons and activities before or after field trips.
  • Create lasting impact by partnering with Museum education specialists to customize your experience.
  • Tours and activities are tailored to connect to classroom goals.
  • Tours are led by experienced education staff.
  • Our immersive environment lends itself to close looking, conversation, and critique.

Below we’ve shared feedback from students and teachers who have visited the Museum recently.

What Teachers Are Saying:

  • “Art forces them to critically think about the stories depicted. The museum’s layout invites students to compare themes, topics, and techniques from various pieces.” –Jake, 8th Grade Teacher, Graland Country Day School
  • “The planning was amazing and the thought that you put into it was great. The kids loved it. ” –Carolynn, 5th Grade Teacher, Sage Canyon Elementary
  • “I am ecstatic that we have this resource!” –Amanda, Art History Department Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • “Thank you so much for hosting our classes! You all did an amazing job of choosing perfect paintings to highlight, and fantastic activities to engage our students. Students and parent chaperones have been talking about your museum ever since we left! Your collection is amazing, and your hard work made our trip so easy! Our students can’t wait to dive into Denver’s history. Thank you so much for helping “set the scene” for them. Already, I think they have a better picture in their minds of some of the events in our past. Thank you for all of your hard work!” –Sarah, 2nd Grade Teacher, Downtown Denver Expeditionary School

What Students Are Saying:

  • “I look at art a lot differently now. It’s cool to analyze the scene and add details to the story.” –Taylor, 8th Grade, Graland Country Day School


5th Grader, Sage Canyon Elementary


 5th Grader, Sage Canyon Elementary


5th Grader, Sage Canyon Elementary 


5th Grader, Sage Canyon Elementary 

8th Graders

 Graland Country Day School


 3rd Grade, Graland Country Day School


3rd Grade, Graland Country Day School