Educational Programs For Students

School TOURs

Students enjoy a tour through the museum stopping at several stations to experience a hand on activity that brings the artifacts in the Collection to life.  School tours can be scheduled by contacting the museum.

Fall After School Program

In fall, the Wray Museum offers an after-school program for children in the 3rd through 6th grade. These programs were created to increase public awareness of the Wray Museum and give students a much more hands-on experience that is not available during regular hours.

2021 After School Program for 3rd - 6th  students

Characterized as the quintessential laborer on horseback, the cowboy is an iconic figure in Western American history and lore. The period from 1866 to 1886 was the golden era of the cowboy. A cowboy needed a rope, a horse, a gun, and incredible courage. It was a dangerous job, yet many thousands of men and a few women became cowboys. But what was a cowboy's life really like? What did they eat? What did they wear? What did they do all day? What was a dogie? This year’s after school program will explore the role of the cowboy in American culture. Through object interpretation, primary source investigation, artwork analysis, and hands-on projects, students will discover the American cowboy in a completely new light. The sessions will be held on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. There is no fee for the program but pre-registration is requested and students can register for one or all of the sessions.   2021 Registration Form

History Take OUT

The Wray Museum has partnered with History Colorado to bring to children in the tri-state area exciting, relevant, hands-on social studies programing. History Take Out, was designed to allow students in the 3rd and 4th grade to explore artifacts, historic photographs, culture cards, and a map of Colorado. Let our staff bring Colorado History to your classroom.