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 docents. 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.
Beginning Jan. 2, 2018, the FAC will offer support for school bus transportation to Pre-K-12 grade public schools requesting a guided tour. Buses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, while funds are available. When submitting your tour request form, please check the box notifying 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
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
Explore artworks made by people from diverse living cultures of the region including Pueblo, Navajo, Spanish, and Nuevomexicano. Students are invited to discuss the art with historical and cultural background in mind. Guided conversations support students’ understanding of significant artistic traditions and the role of art in society. This two-part tour (spend time in the galleries and then explore hands-on materials) can also include Colorado Native cultures such as Plains and Ute.
Art: The Poets’ Muse
Write poetry inspired by art! This unique tour joins the visual arts with language arts. Docents will lead 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 Theater
Experience a rare, behind-the-scenes look at our historic 400-seat theatre 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 theatre’s rigging and fly systems. Tours also include elements of theatre and architectural history and are led by artists involved in the current production.
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Schedule a Tour
- Fill out the below tour inquiry form
- Requests must be submitted 15 business days in advance of the requested tour date
- Tours for 10-60 students. Larger groups could take additional time to schedule
- Dates are subject to availability
- Every eight students must be accompanied by one adult chaperone
- Morning tours start at 10 a.m. and last 90 minutes
- Afternoon tours may be available by request and last 60 minutes