The Art Center offers guided tours of the museum and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

Tours are as interactive as the group would like, and address the permanent collections as well as any special exhibitions on view.

Self-guided tours are welcome during public hours 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 and art project can be scheduled.

Self-Guided Tours

Art Center Permanent Collection Audio Tour

Learn about artwork in the Des Moines Art Center’s permanent collection through audio commentary from Director Jeff Fleming and former Director James T. Demetrion.

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Pappajohn Sculpture Park Audio Tour

While at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, use your cell phone to learn more about the works of art as you explore, or listen online from the comfort of your own home.

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Art Center Grounds

This walking guide navigates the sculptures on the grounds of the Art Center nestled in Des Moines’ Greenwood Park.

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Museum at Home

Virtual Tours

The Des Moines Art Center launched virtual tours of their permanent collections and special exhibitions in March 2020. The tours allow visitors to click through the extensive collections as if they were at the museum, walking through the galleries.

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Guided Tours

Group Tours

Email tours@desmoinesartcenter.org to schedule a group tour.

Virtual Guided Tours

The Art Center’s “Art Calls” program offers virtual tours of the museum led by a docent. Email tours@desmoinesartcenter.org to learn more and to get scheduled.

Accessible Guided Tours

We offer special guided tours for non- or low-sighted individuals at both locations. Depending on studio availability, a tour and art project can be scheduled. Email tours@desmoinesartcenter.org to schedule an accessible guided tour.

Admission is free! Start planning your visit today.