The Arts of the Ancient Americas Gallery is closed until late October for improvements. The Chinese Gallery is closed for maintenance until late September. Thank you for your patience as we work on upgrading our galleries.

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.

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

Virtual (“Zip Zoom”) tours: every other Wednesday, 12:30pm
Free; advance registration required (see below)

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

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 below.

To register for any virtual tour, go to the Zip Zoom Tour registration page, 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 2021

Please check our calendar for the latest information.

  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, September 22
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, September 25
  • Learn more about Dutch artist, Nicolaes Maes' fascinating portrait An Old Woman Praying, with docent Paul Steen (in-gallery tour with Ginny Powell-Brasier).

Past Tours

  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, September 8
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, September 11
  • Join us for a lively discussion about Dionysus: “More Than Just the Party God” with docent Ginny Powell-Brasier.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, August 25
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, August 28
  • Join docent Susan Gately for a look at some of the works in our current exhibition, The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, August 11
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, August 14
  • A discussion with docent Barbara Eaton about Georges Braque's Olive Trees, which dates from the time Braque spent visiting the south of France.

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.