Guided Tours

Make the Museum your classroom with a school tour led by one of our knowledgeable docents. Inspired by ArteKids, a series of bilingual children's books, the Museum's Early Childhood tours are designed for children ages 3-6. Select a theme below to learn more and register for your tour online.

Early Childhood tours are offered Tuesday-Friday at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30.  For more information, please email or call (210) 978-8138

  • Early Childhood tours are 30-40 minutes long.
  • Two week's advance reservation is required.
  • The Museum can accommodate 60 students per time slot. Special accommodations will be made for larger groups.
  • At least 1 chaperone is required per 5 students. Chaperone must be 18 years or older.
  • Students, teachers, and chaperones will be admitted to the museum for free. Admission fees for special exhibitions may apply.
  • Space may be reserved for students to eat their bag lunches.
  • If you need to cancel your tour reservation, please notify the Tour Scheduler at (210) 978-8138. If you are running late on your tour day, please notify the Museum’s front desk at (210) 978-8100.
  • Ask about our bilingual tour guides.

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Animals in Art »

Go on a worldwide adventure and explore the animal kingdom in the Museum's collection.


Parts of Art »

How is a work of art created? Investigate the basic elements of art, including colors, shapes, textures, and patterns, through the exploration of objects in the Museum's collections.


Special Tour Topics »

Arrange for a tour on a topic of your choosing. The Museum educators will work with you to complement your curriculum.