Ages 4–6

Art Investigators

As "art investigators," students will look for clues, to help them understand works of art, explore artists' choices, and use their imaginations to learn about paintings and sculptures. This tour will introduce students to the museum and show them how to look closely at works of art.

Art Tales: Sky Color

Art Tales is a tour designed for our youngest learners. This tour includes the reading of Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds, exploration of one to two works of art, and an art- making experience.

Schedule a Tour

Requests for spring tours are no longer being accepted.

Requests for fall tours (September 26–December 9, 2016) will begin on August 15, 2016.

Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Groups must contain at least 15 students.

Once your tour has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation letter via mail in 10 business days (14 days for Spanish-language tours).

Pre-Visit Information

Watch a video (grades 1-4) or download a presentation (grades 4-12) (PPT, 4MB) to show your students what to expect on their tour. Please review museum policies, location, parking, accessibility, security, lunch options, and other important visitor information.


Our tour scheduler, Jennifer Cross, is available to answer questions Monday through Wednesday (September through May). Please contact her at (202) 842-6249 or

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions about School Tours.


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