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Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

  • 1.  Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi,
    I am looking for suggestions for virtual tours of museums for my Pre-K students. Our C4L Unit is Exploring Museums.

    Thank you.




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    Nancy Murphy
    Waldorf MD
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  • 2.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 9 days ago
    https://www.kidvisionprek.org/index.jsp

    Hi Nancy:

    The link above is for a resource created in part by PBS in Florida.  It provides virtual field trips along with accompanying resource materials that address learning standards.  I do not recall if there is something specific to museums..... but perhaps it does!

    Kristen

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    Kristen Kennen
    Early Childhood Education Specialist
    EdAdvance
    Danbury, CT
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  • 3.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hello Nancy,

    Here is the link that we have used recently.

    https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

    Hope this helps.

    Tracy

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    Tracy Vruwink
    Childcare Director
    South Wood County YMCA
    Wisc Rapids WI
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  • 4.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 9 days ago
    This is from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston--a page of tours and discussion videos.  I wonder if the children would be interested in any of the restoration videos, as well as others.
    https://www.mfa.org/programs/kids-and-family-programs/mfa-playdates/mfa-playdates-at-home

    And the Eric Carle Museum
    https://www.carlemuseum.org/content/online-resources

    Sounds like a fun study!

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    Aren Stone
    she/her/hers
    Child Development Specialist
    The Early Years Project
    Cambridge, MA
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  • 5.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hello Nancy,
    I wrote a response but think it got erased.  My suggestions are: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, African American Museum D.C., Native American Museum also in D.C., Guggenheim in NY,  Museum of Modern Art NY,  Harvard University has several museums.

    The Boston Museum of Art has a preschool program.

    Other than the Fine Arts Museum, I do not know if the other museums are doing virtual tours.

    After our tour of Fine Arts our mixed age group worked in painting "shaped canvas".  We prepared art paper in large circles, triangles, and plank forms.
    Good viewing!
    Patricia Landry
    Boston, Massachusetts

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    Patricia Landry
    Retired
    Jamaica Plain MA
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  • 6.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 9 days ago
    Have you checked out the Children's Museum of Houston?
    They have many virtual options to explore while their museum is temporarily closed due to the pandemic.


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    Carrie Cutler
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Houston
    The Woodlands TX
    www.carriecutler.com
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  • 7.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 8 days ago
    During "normal times" I am a docent at the Mazza Museum (in Findlay, Ohio) which houses the largest collection of original artwork from picture books. Please check out the virtual part of their site for tours, story times and more.   mazzamuseum.org/virtual

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    Vicki Knauerhase M.Ed.
    Child Development Specialist (retired)
    Weston OH
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  • 8.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 8 days ago
    I am the President of the Fort Bend History Association and the Fort Bend County Museum in Richmond, Texas.  We too have virtual tours and educational materials for elementary schools ages K-5th grade.  It's a great resource for learning about Texas history.  You can go to fbhistory.org to get more information.

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    Tim Kaminski
    Director/Owner
    Gingerbread Kids Academy
    Richmond TX
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  • 9.  RE: Suggestions for Virtual Museum Tours for Pre-K students

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Nancy,

    The Boston Children's Museum has a virtual tour: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour and the children may enjoy building their own museum too! https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/build-your-own-museum 


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    Chih-Ing Lim
    Rockville MD
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