Preschool Guided Visits

Arturo's Preschool

Arturo's Preschool is a free program for preschool, homeschool, and daycare groups serving children ages 3–6. Take an up-close look at a work of art, read a featured picture book, and try out games and movement activities connected to artworks. Then explore ideas with an art–making activity. Program themes and projects change each month, so there is always something new to do. In the 2020–2021 school year, virtual guided tours will be offered in two formats: pre-recorded videos and live virtual classes.

Virtual Arturo's Preschool: Pre-Recorded Videos 

Programs are virtual, but the fun is real! Our pre-recorded video option is a flexible format that you can implement at your convenience. Upon receiving your request, we will share a link to a video version of your chosen program along with a list of recommended supplies for the art-making activity. Videos range in length from 10 to 25 minutes and include stories, games, artful conversation, and a demonstration of an art-making activity. Pre-recorded programs are available beginning September 22, 2020.

Pre–Recorded Arturo's Preschool Themes

Virtual Arturo's Preschool: Live Classes

Live virtual programs are available for classrooms that are meeting synchronously via video or face-to-face. Museum staff are prepared to join your class via video conferencing platform and facilitate a 30–45 minute version of the Arturo's Preschool program, consisting of stories, games, artful conversation, and a guided art-making activity. Educators will receive a list of recommended supplies for students to have on hand prior to the start of the program. Live virtual programs are offered Tuesday–Friday between 10:00 a.m. and noon beginning September 22, 2020.

Live Virtual Arturo's Preschool Themes

Arturo's Preschool: In-Person Classes

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we are currently not offering an in-person Arturo's Preschool program. As guidelines ease, we will begin reimplementing them; please check back regularly for updated information.


Tips for Scheduling Your Program: 

  • Arturo's Preschool is offered Tuesday–Friday, September–May at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

  • Live virtual Arturo's Preschool is offered in English or Bilingual Spanish. Please let us know when scheduling if Bilingual Spanish is preferred. Bilingual Spanish is not readily available for pre-recorded classes.  

  • Please be ready to provide us with the video conferencing platform for your classroom (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, etc.). 

  • Arturo's Preschool is free of charge for students when scheduled at least three weeks in advance.

To schedule an Arturo's Preschool program, call 214-922-1828 or email familyprograms@DMA.org.