The Worcester Art Museum provides a safe and comfortable environment for kids and families to explore, experience, and learn about art in new and fun ways. Talk, play, and draw together. Get some tips on ways to look at art. Relax and enjoy on your own, or discover all the exciting programs and events! And kids under 17 enjoy FREE admission!

Ongoing Events:

Art carts
Draw pictures, touch materials, and discover the answers to your questions with these hands-on activities.

Arms and armor presentations
Learn all about different kinds of arms and armor, from Roman soldiers to medieval knights, in these interactive presentations.

Touch stations
Learn what happens if you touch art made of wood, metal, stone, or other materials.

Scavenger hunts
Their interactive scavenger hunts and family guides will help kids and families explore the galleries in fun and engaging ways.

Classes and Workshops
Classes and workshops for kids 3-17.  School vacation and summertime are great chances to take a workshop or two!

From Worcester Art Museum website:

WAM’s collection of nearly 38,000 objects contains superlative examples representing 51 centuries of creative spirit and cultural heritage, including some of the finest Roman mosaics in the U.S., world-renowned works of European and American art, and 3,500 Japanese prints documenting the entire history of printmaking in Japan. Since acquiring the Higgins Armory collection in 2013, WAM is now home to the second-largest collection of arms and armor in the Americas, next only to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. WAM was the first museum in the world to purchase a Monet painting of water lilies (1910) and a painting by Gauguin (1921). It was also one of the first American museums to exhibit photography as fine art (1904), as well as to install an entire work of architecture – a 12th-century Romanesque chapter house – as a permanent exhibit.


Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA
(508) 799-4406

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