School TOURS

Integrate art and learning in a memorable field trip to the FAC museum. Our galleries showcases art of the Americas – from historic Native and Southwest cultures, to exciting Contemporary art, to our unique, hands-on Tactile Gallery. The museum also features a changing roster of special exhibitions (click here to see a full schedule). Choose from a variety of tours incorporating Colorado Standards-Based Curriculum led by trained Tour Leaders. Social and interactive learning opens students to new ways of seeing, exploring, and making sense of our world!  All morning tours are 90 minutes long.

Bus

We offer support for school bus transportation to Pre-K-12 grade public schools requesting a guided museum tour. Buses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, while funds are available. Please notify us of your desire to take part in the bus transportation reimbursement program, and if you qualify as a Title I school or not. Your tour date/time and transportation reimbursement are not finalized until FAC staff has emailed you a formal confirmation. Learn More

Visual Voyages

Venture into the collections and exhibitions of the FAC museum with an interactive gallery tour. Adapted for any age level, this tour emphasizes visual literacy skills, including art vocabulary (elements and principles) so that students learn how to read and find meaning in imagery, allowing them to better understand our 21st century, visually-orientated society. Students will discover a diversity of cultures and ideas, making connections to themselves, others, and the broader world. Teachers can request curricular ties be made.

Exploring Southwest Art

This two-part tour spends time in the galleries, then investigates hands-on materials, in order to explore artworks made by people from diverse living cultures of the region including Pueblo, Navajo, Plains, Ute, Spanish, and Nuevomexicano. Students are invited to discuss the intercultural exchange shown through art with historical and cultural backgrounds in mind. Guided conversations support students’ understanding of artistic traditions and the role of art in society.

Art: The Poets’ Muse

Write poetry inspired by art! This unique tour joins the visual arts with language arts. Tour Leaders will guide an in-depth tour through the FAC museum galleries, discuss the art, and provide writing prompts for students to use in expressing their responses. Expand your students’ ability to look, communicate, and respond in writing to what they see utilizing a variety of poetic forms and structures.

Journey into Theatre

Experience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at our historic 400-seat theater and production spaces. Visit the prop, scenic and costume shops, where we make almost all of the elements you see in our stage productions. Go backstage (and even under the stage) to learn about the theater’s rigging and fly systems. Tours also include elements of theatre and architectural history. Theatre tours are available for grades 3 and up at $4 per student

Journey Into Art tour

Schedule a Tour

Email fac.tours@coloradocollege.edu and include the following information:

  • Name of school
  • Grade level
  • Number of students
  • Date and time (2 options)
  • Type of tour

School tours can be scheduled on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays and are subject to availability.
Requests must be submitted 15 business days in advance of the requested tour date.
Tours are for 10-60 students. Larger groups may take additional time to schedule.
Dates are subject to availability.
Every 10 students must be accompanied by 1 adult chaperone.
Morning tours start at 10 a.m. and last 90 minutes.
Afternoon tours may be available by request and last 60 minutes.
Theatre tours last 60 minutes and are scheduled by request on a case-by-case basis.

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