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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Highlights Tours

Sundays, 1pm
Lancaster Welcome Center
Free with Museum admission*

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.

  • Jewels of the Nile, with docent Cathryn Oles.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, June 29
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, July 2
  • Isabey's Boat Dashing Against a Jetty, with docent Ginny Powell-Brasier.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, July 27
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, July 30
  • Carter's watercolors in Jewels of the Nile, with docent Barbara Eaton.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, August 10
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, August 13
  • Courbet's Woman with a Cat, with docent Ginny Powell-Brasier.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, August 24
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, August 27

Past Tours

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.