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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Tours of The Floating World

Saturdays, 1pm – 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 The Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Bancroft Collection.

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 2023

  • Max Slevogt and Lovis Corinth with docent Joan Barry.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, January 25
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, January 28
  • St. George and the Dragon with docent Brad Barker.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, February 8
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, February 11
  • Childe Hassam with docent Joan Barry.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, February 22
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, February 25

Past Tours

  • Learn about WAM’s festive Deck the Halls decorations with Sally Jablonski of Herbert E. Berg Florist, Inc. and docent Joan Barry. Since 2019, Jablonski has created the holiday designs for the Museum. Learn about her inspiration for 2022.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, December 14
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, December 17

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.