Docent-Guided Signature Tour
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
January 5 – February 10
From Albert Bierstadt’s glowing landscape Emigrants Crossing the Plains to pieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, see some of the finest Western art in the country. View ethnographic material from Native Americans and mountain men, and learn about frontier military life. Round out the tour with a look at the evolution of the working cowboy, from the range to their portrayal in film and pop culture. Walk away with a better understanding of the diverse cultures that shaped the West, but be sure to leave time to check out The Museum Store. Free to Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Special Exhibition Tour
Ancient. Massive. Wild – The Bison Exhibit
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
February 16 – May 11
For thousands of years, millions of bison roamed the plains of North America. By 1890 there were fewer than 300. Explore the meaning and significance of this iconic creature, from the Plains Indian culture of the 1800s through commercial and national symbol of present. Discover the dramatic changes that occurred to the bison, its habitat, and to the people who depended upon it for their daily existence. The exhibition also illuminates the human response that led to the preservation of a species and a symbol in the 20th century. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.
Spring Garden Tour
Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
April 6 – April 27
Museum docents offer a tour of the Museum Gardens. Enjoy the plethora of plants and flowers native to the American West. Learn about the land in which the story of the West is rooted. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Weather permitting.