GUIDED TOURS FOR ADULTS
Docent-led group tours are available anytime during museum hours (some exceptions apply) but must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Before your visit, be sure to review our museum manners for adults.Click here to fill out the Tour Request Form.
GUIDED TOURS FOR STUDENT GROUPS
Bringing a group of students to WAM? There's no admission charge for student groups visiting the museum, either on a self-guided or docent-led tour.
Guided, group tours for grades K-12 can be tailored to the needs of individual groups and last one hour. Before your visit, be sure to preview our museum manners with your students. Click here to fill out the Tour Request Form.
100% bus reimbursement also is available. Download the Bus Reimbursement Form here.
Guide for Learning Fall 2020
Educators: Discover what the Wichita Art Museum can offer your students! Click here to download your copy of the Fall 2020 WAM Guide for Learning.
When you are able to visit, we've got you covered! Schedule your free, guided museum tour today. All class levels/disciplines are welcome, plus WAM offers 100% bus reimbursement.
What may your students do and not do in a museum while they're on a tour? Click here to download Museum Manners for Students/Youth.
Preston Singletary Teacher Guide
Are you bringing your students to WAM for a tour of Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight? Download a PDF of the Teacher Guide that accompanies the exhibition. This supplemental packet of information and actitivies is designed to support your students' classroom learning in preparation for your visit to WAM--pre- and post-visit activities are included.
Docent-Led Tour Topics
Learning to Look (Grades K–6)
Participate in interactive discussion through the collections as students learn about basic elements of art, narrative ideas, historical context, and an introduction to looking at a work of art in depth.
Lands Near and Far (Grades 4–12/adults)
Students will tour WAM’s permanent collection of American depictions of the land, cities, and seas--and special touring exhibitions. This tour will incorporate several exhibitions and various artists for a broad look into themes of the land and environment.
Sculpture in the Art Garden (Grades 3–12/adults)
Explore concepts such as shape, scale, space, and texture by viewing sculptures in WAM’s Art Garden. There are sculptures around every twist and bend including such art world greats as work by Henry Moore to Tom Otterness. Discover the museum’s wonderful outdoor space. NOTE: This tour is weather-permitting; outdoor tours are not offered in late October, November, December, January, February and early March.
American Identity (Grades 5–12/adults)
Discuss themes of cultural, and national heritage using artwork to generate conversation and inquiry. Artists give us a unique window on American life, reflecting the cultural, social, and political climate of the time in which they work. This tour will incorporate both the permanent collection as well as special exhibitions to delve deeper into artwork that addresses the themes that make us uniquely American.