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Pre-School Programs

Museums are for everyone! Although to some people, preschool age children may seem too young to appreciate a museum experience, a visit to a museum is appropriate at any age. Preschoolers can engage in appreciating art work at a museum, but can also develop a comfort level on their visit that will cause them to desire to return again, as well as explore other museums. Parents or adults who accompany these budding art appreciators can reinforce ideas that were introduced at the museum after the visit.

Education programs are designed for children of all ages and target different aspects of the collection. An example of a pre-school programs is:

Sample Pre-school Program: Animals in the Museum
Go on a treasure hunt to find animals on different artworks in the Museum’s galleries.

See Family Programs for the current schedule.

Event Cancellation Policy

The Museum of Art and Archaeology reserves the right to cancel events due to poor weather, low registration, or other unforeseen events. Please provide a contact number when registering for educational programs in order to be notified promptly

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- Family Vists
- Scheduling Docent-Led Tours
- Group Size Policy
- Scheduling Self-Led Tours
- Online Exhibitions

- Missouri Art, Artists & Artifacts: A Fourth Grade Social Studies Curricular Tour (Word)   
- Learning to Look Guide (pdf)
- Discussing sensitive subjects with children (Word)
- Addressing nudity in art (Word)
- Pre-Visit Activities (Word) (pdf)
- Post-Visit Activities (Word) (pdf)

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Event Photos
Digging It! Photo Gallery
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Lion King Photo Gallery
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Thank You Notes
Thank you notes to the Museum
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Thank you notes to Betty Brown
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The Museum is currently closed and moving to Mizzou North. Please continue to check our website for updates and the openings of galleries.