PreK-2 Early Learner Tours (max. group size 30)

Designed for pre-school through Grade 2

ARTful Explorer tours are designed with your early learner in mind. These tours combine storytelling, guided looking, and hands-on activities which boost creative exploration and discovery. Your early learner is guaranteed to leave feeling inspired and informed!

Check out our Art-Full Fun and Learning Educator's Packet for pre- and post-visit activities and fun ways to talk about Museum Manners!

ARTFul Explorers Tours

40 minute tour and story: Free
60 minute tour with story and a hands-on art project: $2/student

Choose from 3 great themes!


Follow that Line!
Inspired by the book, Lines that Wiggle, we'll explore the museum galleries on the search for lines and learn that inspiration lurks in every corner. In the studio, our quest continues as we use pipe cleaners and more to create whimsical one-of-a-kind sculptures!

Museum Moods
Our feelings are the guide for this tour as we look for works of art which convey certain moods and discuss how artists use color, gesture, and more to illustrate emotion. In the studio, we ll experiment with oil pastel and watercolor as we create own our moody works of art.

Let's Go on a Safari...
Beloved children's author and illustrator Eric Carle is our guide as we roam the galleries on the hunt for animals and compare different cultural representations of them along the way. In the studio, we'll use what we've learned to create our own unique animal through the art of collage and more.

Interested in scheduling a visit for your Early Learners? Click here.

Early Learning Tours receive support from:
Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation
Santreece Foundation