Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is offering free admission to Arizona educators on Thursday, July 21 and Thursday, July 28.
Teachers of all grade levels — from elementary school to college, but especially third grade through sixth grade instructors — are invited to tour the museum and learn about the resources available to complement their classroom instruction.
The museum’s field trip programming provides multi-disciplinary experiences in American history, western studies (19 western states), visual and language arts, and science.
Docents will be stationed in the galleries between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to answer questions and demonstrate activities designed to deepen student engagement during a field trip. At 2 p.m., participants can join a private teacher highlights tour, according to a press release.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is located at 3830 N. Marshall Way in downtown Scottsdale’s arts district. The museum features regularly changing exhibits of Western art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the country’s Western heritage to life.
The Smithsonian Affiliate and 2016 “Best Western Museum” in the nation (True West magazine) opened in January 2015. The museum was built and is owned by the city of Scottsdale and is managed and operated by Scottsdale Museum of the West, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The architecturally 43,000-square-foot, two-story building is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified.
For more information, call 480-686-9539 or visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org.
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.