The Walters Art Museum

musem activities for children and families

Free Family Festivals

Family Festival

Several times a year the Walters hosts museum-wide family festivals. Please join us on these special days and enjoy amazing performances, make your own works of art, discover the new installation for free, and much more! All ages welcome.

Check out pictures from past festivals on Flickr

Upcoming Family Fesitvals

FREE! Monument Lighting Family Festival

FREE! Monument Lighting Family Festival

Thursday, December 04, 2014
05:00 PM–08:30 PM

Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument at the Walters during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, holiday films, and special winter-inspired art activities for kids! At 7 p.m., the Washington Monument will be set aglow, followed by fireworks. Warm up at the Walters!


FREE!  MLK Jr Family Festival

FREE! MLK Jr Family Festival

Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:00 AM–04:00 PM

Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through theatrical and musical performances.