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In your classroom or your home, we are here to support you.

The Autry's mission to bring together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future continues as we bring the museum to you through digital tours, standards-based self-paced lessons, and fun activities for students of all ages. Explore the Autry's Distance Learning site for resources that engage students with Autry collections through interactive activities and connections to home and today.


Digital Tours

Explore the Autry’s collections with themed digital tours. Great for learners of all ages!




Ethnobotanical Garden Virtual Tour

This is a digital tour of the Autry Museum of the American West. This digital tour will feature the Autry's Ethnobotanical Garden.

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Fun activities for all ages

Lessons and activities for students grades K-5

Standards-based and self-paced lessons that engage students with Autry collections through interactive activities and connections to home and today (downloadable in pdf). Includes both single and multiple-day lessons.

Lessons for students grades 6-12

Standards-based and self-paced lessons that engage students with Autry collections through interactive activities and connections to home and today (downloadable in pdf). Includes both single and multiple-day lessons.

Additional Resources


Educational Videos

The Story of Mabel McKay


All The Saints interview with artist J. Michael Walker


Prospector Predicament


7 Cities of Gold


Golden Economics



Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

AIR CONDITIONING DEPOT • AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL • PHYLLIS H. BARBATO • MOLLY AND NEAL H. BROCKMEYER • CAROLE E. BUSS • THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES CHARITABLE FOUNDATION • FRANK H. COUNTNER AND SUSAN L. COUNTNER • DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • DAVID F. EISENBERG • THE GEORGINA-FREDRICK CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION • HONDA R&D AMERICAS, INC. • THE KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION • MAX H. GLUCK FOUNDATION • CARL W. ROBERTSON AND SUSAN W. ROBERTSON • ANN C. RONUS AND ROBERT E. RONUS • BRENDA AND GARY RUTTENBERG • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT • THE STEINMETZ FOUNDATION • THELMA PEARL HOWARD FOUNDATION • UNION BANK • U.S. BANK