Autry National Center

Teachers and School Groups

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The Education Department at the Autry provides a number of unique and engaging programs for students as well as teachers.

Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Autry in Griffith Park becomes a series of classrooms as museum teachers and docents take students on tours and provide lessons on Western history. Topics include Native American culture, California gold rush history, and westward expansion. Students also get a broad overview of the museum and its exceptional collection of historical artifacts and Western art (from ninteenth-century landscape paintings to movie and TV Westerns).

The Autry also provides several hands-on In-Class Community Stories Kit Rentals, which help bring to life the stories of individual Westerners. Each kit profiles a community through the eyes of an actual person. Students learn about their stories, traditions, challenges, and opportunities through carefully chosen resource materials and lesson plans, and they are encouraged to investigate their own family and community histories.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE AUTRY ARE SPONSORED BY:

  • The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
  • Joseph Drown Foundation
  • The Georgina-Frederick Children’s Foundation
  • The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • Brenda and Gary Ruttenberg/Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation
  • Mary R. Stauffer Foundation
  • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

 

OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS INCLUDE:

SCHOOL TOUR REQUEST FORM

Contact us by telephone at 323.667.2000, ext. 336, or by submitting this reservation form.

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4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Phone: 323.667.2000

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