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 Events


FREE! The Walters Story Family Festival

FREE! The Walters Story Family Festival

Saturday, November 08, 2014
10:00 AM–04:00 PM

Travel back in time to explore the lives of William and Henry Walters. Meet the founding family and experience what their lives were like! Collect and curate your very own art collection inspired by our special exhibition, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. Special guests will use music, puppetry, video, and storytelling to immerse you in the world of the Walters family! Visit our newly installed galleries to celebrate family traditions and Baltimore history!

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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!

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FREE!  MLK Jr Family Festival

FREE! MLK Jr Family Festival

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

Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through theatrical and musical performances, our special guests will help us reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Share your dreams, congratulate your personal heroes, and tell your stories through art projects and collaborative activities! Don’t miss one of the most popular festivals!

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