Public Tours

A WAM tour guide a small group of children

Join one of our talented Museum docents to enjoy highlights of the collection, a special exhibition, or featured artwork.

Masks are optional at the Worcester Art Museum.
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Jewels of the Nile Guided Tours

Every weekend – check our calendar for the latest schedule
Space is limited – please register at the front desk as you enter the Museum
Free with Museum admission*
Meet in Lancaster Lobby

Join us for a docent-led tour of our exhibition Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum.

Highlights Tours

Sundays, 1pm
Space is limited – please register at the front desk as you enter the Museum
Free with Museum admission*
Meet in Lancaster Lobby

Our docent-led Highlights tours offer visitors a trip through our galleries to discover highlights of our vast collection. These highlights represent the significant art, artists, and cultures presented throughout WAM's galleries. Requests to view a particular work of art or area will be honored wherever possible.

*Admission is FREE for all on the first Sunday of each month.

Zip Tours

Our docent-led art discussions focus on select works in the collection or a current exhibition. These 30-minute spotlights are held both on Zoom and in-person at WAM and include time for audience comments and questions. The dates and subjects of each tour are shown in the table below.

In-gallery tours: every other Saturday, 12:30pm
Free with Museum admission

Meet in Lancaster Lobby

Virtual (“Zip Zoom”) tours: every other Wednesday, 12:30pm
Free; advance registration required.
To register, click the “Register for a Zip Zoom Tour” button below, select a tour date from the menu, and complete the registration process. You will then receive an email with the link to your chosen Zip Zoom tour.

Upcoming Zip Tours for 2022

Please check our calendar for the latest information.

  • Painters and their Children: DeCamp and Sally, Corinth and Wilhelmine with braids, with docent Susan Gately.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, October 19
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, October 22
  • Art of Ancient Americans with docent Barbara Eaton.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, November 2
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, November 5
  • Bernardo Strozzi's The Calling of Saint Matthew with docent Mark Mancevice.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, November 16
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, November 19

Past Tours

  • George Inness with docent Susan Gately.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, September 21
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, September 24

Art Together

Join us for creative time online with stories and enriching art activities! From drawing horses and dinosaurs to learning about colors, shapes, and textures, these easy-to-follow, recorded sessions are sure to inspire young budding artists. Each program features story time with an illustrated children's book, an inspiration work of art from the WAM Collection, art activities for PreK-5th grade children, and a downloadable PDF of the lesson and associated materials. Art Together videos are posted regularly on the WAM Facebook page, WAM YouTube channel, and then here on our website, where you can also find all past lessons.