Programs and Events

View our Calendar for up-to-the-minute program information.

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Free First Sundays

Admission is free for everyone on the first Sunday of each month! Click to view our calendar.

Spotlight Series

Spotlight Series: Symbolism of Animals in Ancient Egypt

Speaker: Salima Ikram, Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo. October 16, 2pm, via Zoom.

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Diwali Celebration 2022

Celebrate the traditional fall Hindu “Festival of Lights” with the India Society of Worcester on WAM's Free First Sunday, November 6.

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Public Tours of Jewels of the Nile

Docent-led tours of our latest exhibition are offered every weekend – check our calendar for schedule.

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Art Cart: Hieroglyphic Cartouches

Learn about hieroglyphs and how to write your name like a pharaoh! Check our calendar for the latest schedule.

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Art Cart: Hands-on Armor

Knightly armor is nice and shiny, but how does it feel? Find out with our hands-on armor activities! Check our calendar for upcoming Art Carts.

Antioch, 'Ktisis Floor Mosaic', 5th century, cubes of marble and limestone embedded in lime mortar

Art Cart: Mosaics

Learn about our wonderful mosaics and try your hand at making one! Check our calendar for the latest schedule.

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Highlights Tours

Discover highlights of WAM's vast collection with a docent-led trip through our galleries. Sundays at 1pm.

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Zip Tours

Our virtual docent-led art discussions focus on exhibitions and select works in the Collection. Both in-gallery and virtual tours available.

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Arms and Armor – Live!

Join us for these fun, informative programs, and learn all about different kinds of arms and armor. Free with Museum admission.

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Fall Art Classes

There's something for everyone and all artistic abilities. Browse and register online or call 508.793.4333.

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Private Group Tours

Schedule a tailored adult, youth, student or Scout group tour with a trained and dedicated volunteer docent.

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Kids and Families

Explore the museum galleries and make art with your family!

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Scavenger Hunts

Explore the Museum with your friends or family to find “Artful Faces”, animals in art, arms and armor, and more!

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View our calendar for more about what's going on at Worcester Art Museum and up-to-the-minute program information.