The Art Center offers guided tours of the museum and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The tours are as interactive as the group will allow, and address the permanent collections as well as any special exhibitions. Self-guided tours are welcome during public hours at both locations and must be reserved ahead of time. We offer special guided tours for non- or low-sighted individuals at both locations. Depending on studio availability, a tour + art project can be scheduled. Please note your interest in the special needs/requests field on the tour request form.
Find answers and guidelines about scheduling a guided or self-guided tour of the Art Center or Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
The information in the Educator Guides is aimed at an upper elementary age and includes images of the architecture, select artwork, questions to ask while viewing the artwork, and art projects related to a few of the works of art.
Thank you to the following donors who support the guided tour program at the Des Moines Art Center:
Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust
West Bancorporation Foundation