SCHOOL PROGRAMS

History is anything but dull when events and places are vividly brought to life through inventive, interactive programs that engage the senses, the mind, and the imagination.

Students draw on their wonder and curiosity as they explore the museum’s galleries filled with paintings, sculpture, and Old West artifacts sure to capture their imaginations. Through facilitated experiences, they are immersed in the stories of yesterday and today.

2nd Grade Field Trip_ Kids Raising HandsIn the “Inspirational Journey” exhibition, students are invited to join the Corps of Discovery and chart the course of Lewis and Clark onto a large floor map using the paintings of artist Charles Fritz. As newly hired cowboys, students must select from the hundreds of western artifacts in the “Spirit of the West Collection” the three items they need “to purchase” for working on the range. And finally, in the museum’s courtyard, students “go green” with Scottsdale’s Museum of the West by writing one green habit onto a strip of recycled paper and connecting it to the eco-chain.

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Funding for 2016 calendar year museum admission and bus transportation is available to Title 1 designated Arizona schools.