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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Frontiers of Impressionism Tours

Saturdays at 1pm, Sundays at 2:15pm
Free with museum admission*

Space is limited - please register at the front desk on arrival
Meet in Lancaster Lobby

Join a docent-led guided tour of Frontiers of Impressionism. Explore the evolution and expansion of impressionism, an artistic movement that changed the trajectory of art history.

Highlights Tours

Sundays, 1pm
Free with Museum admission*

Space is limited – please register at the front desk on arrival
Meet in Lancaster Lobby

Our docent-led 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 the Museum's galleries. For a schedule of upcoming tours, including themed Tours of the Month, visit our calendar.

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

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 the Museum, 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

  • Colored Glass, with docent Ginny Powell-Brasier.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, June 14
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, June 17

Past Tours

  • Erastus Salisbury Field, with docent Susan Gately.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, May 31
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, June 3
  • French sculptors Houdon and Rodin, with docent Barbara Eaton.
  • Virtual tour: Wednesday, May 17
    In-gallery tour: Saturday, May 20

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.