Art museums aren't just for looking anymore. We have developed a variety of hands-on learning materials that are sure to appeal to all types of learners. Visitors can now be actively involved in their own learning process and interact with the art on their own terms. Use of interactive gallery materials is always free!
Bright, colorful, and loaded with free in-gallery activities for the entire family, ArtCarts are available on the weekends and during school break weeks. Found in the Centre Street Lobby and throughout the museum, ArtCarts focus on our ancient Greek, Renaissance, 19th-century, and Asian art collections. Borrow a drawing kit, pick up a puzzle, try on a costume, play seek and find, or choose a children's art book to read in the galleries. ArtCarts are also the home of our FunPacks and Discovery Quilts.
NEW! Waltee Club Card!
The Waltee Club is a Free club just for kids and their families at the Walters Art Museum. Sign up for a Waltee Club card at an ArtCart and be sure to pick up an Art Adventures bonus card to be stamped each time you check out an ArtCart activity. Collect all six stamps and earn a prize!
The 19th century ArtCart has been generously sponsored by M&T Bank. The Palazzo ArtCart has been generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Ancient Greek ArtCart has been generously sponsored by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.
Discovery Quilts allow visitors to sit down in the galleries, relax, and explore art in a family-friendly way. Pockets, pouches, and flaps open to reveal a wonderfully interactive world of learning about art and culture. Available on weekends and during school break weeks - find them on the ArtCarts located around the museum.
Five unique quilts complement the following collections:
Japanese Art Discover the world of the Samurai and host your own tea ceremony.
Learn about life in the Italian Renaissance and prepare for a grand Medici feast!
19th Century Art
Use all of your senses to imagine life as a child living during the 19th century.
Ancient Greek Art
Explore the fantastic mythological creatures of ancient Greece and create your own fabulous animal.
New! Ancient Egyptian Art
Travel down the Nile River to discover life in ancient Egypt. The 19th-Century Discovery Quilt is generously sponsored by M&T Bank. The Renaissance Discovery Quilt is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Ancient Greek Discovery Quilt is generously sponsored by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation. The Ancient Egypt Discovery Quilt & Family Guide are supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Discovery Quilt do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Take yourself on a tour with our popular family guides! Designed especially for our intergenerational audiences, family guides encourage new, fun ways of looking at and learning about art and culture together. Family guides are available for the Palace of Wonders (Renaissance and Baroque collections), the ancient Greek collection, the ancient world (Greek, Roman, and Egyptian collections), and now the history of the Walters Art Museum! Pick one up at the Visitor Services Desk, the Family Art Center, and outside select galleries. Spanish and English language versions of the Palace of Wonders Family Guide are available for gallery use - pick one up soon!
Download the Palace of Wonders Family Guide.
Download the Ancient Greece Family Guide.
Download the Ancient World Family Guide.
Download the Maryland Heritage Family Guide
The Palace of Wonders Family Guide is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Ancient Greece Family Guide is generously sponsored by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation. The Ancient World Family Guide is generously supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The Maryland Heritage Family Guide has been finaced in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instumentality of the State of Maryland. Mascot illustrations by Brian Ralph / Design by Principle Inc., Baltimore, MD
Get involved with a medieval or ancient object with the help of an ArtSack! These kits are available for future archeologists of all ages at the Visitor Services Desk.
Family Audio Guide
This audio tour leads children and their families on a captivating, kid-friendly journey through the museum. Listeners will be introduced to all sorts of fascinating facts and intriguing information, which will stimulate family discussions. Find out things like how long that alligator hanging on the wall really is! The Family Audio Tour may be checked out at the museum admissions desk.
Wondrous Journeys Passports
Need a way to spend the afternoon? How about decoding a hieroglyphic message, finding hidden pictures, or completing a maze to release the snake goddess? Stop by the Visitor Information Desk and pick up your free Wondrous Journeys Passport before entering the galleries. Then spend some time getting to know the Walters.
P.S. Visit six times and receive a free gift for traveling around the world at the Walters Art Museum!