Student Visits

Through a docent-guided or self-guided visit, pre-school, K-12, and higher education students can explore the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

Preschool Visits

Arturo's Preschool is a free program for preschool, home school, and daycare groups serving children ages 3-5.
Take an up-close look at a work of art, read a picture book, and try out games and movement activities in the Museum galleries.

K-12 Visits

Docent-guided visits allow students to form meaningful connections with works of art through close looking and interactive gallery experiences, including sketching, writing, group discussion, and more. Led by trained volunteers, these visits encourage critical and creative thinking while addressing all learning styles. 

The Museum also provides opportunities for self-guided groups to independently explore the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Self-guided visits are available during regular Museum hours only: Tuesday–Sunday, 11–5; Thursday, 11–9; closed Mondays.

Higher Ed Student Visits

Docent-guided visits provide college and university groups with the opportunity to connect with works of art through careful looking and group discussion. Professors and instructors can also schedule self-guided visits for independent exploration of the Museum's galleries. Self-guided visits are available during regular Museum hours only: Tuesday-Sunday, 11-5; Thursday, 11-9; closed Mondays.

Individual Student Visits

 The DMA is a big museum, so start your visit with a bite-sized tour. Download a PDF for you to print, review, and bring with you to the DMA. Topics range from a focus on a specific area of the collection, an emphasis on a particular color, or kid-friendly topics like superheroes. 

 Proof of Visit
DMA Friends, our free loyalty program, offers an Art Appreciation reward that can be redeemed with the points earned from participation in self-guided tours, scavenger hunts and other activities in the Museum. Onsite redemption includes a printed voucher and an email confirmation. For more info, visit