In-Person School Tours

School tours at the Walters Art Museum support the development of 21st-century skills through conversations about works of art driven by students’ questions and curiosity.

The Walters is now offering both virtual and in-person tours. For in-person tours, opportunities for either docent-led or self-guided experiences are available.

Discover Tour Themes

The Ancient World (recommended for grades 2-12)
Explore the arts, cultures, and mythologies of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome through ancient objects and artifacts and works inspired by antiquity.. 

Animals in Art (recommended for grades preK-2)
Investigate depictions of real, mythical, and imaginary animals across centuries and cultures.

Telling Stories in Art (recommended for grades 2-12)
Use visual clues to decode and interpret stories expressed in works of art.

Tours are FREE. A voluntary contribution of $7 per student will help us sustain educational programs for our communities. The Walters is pleased to offer a limited number of bus stipends for Title I schools throughout the state of Maryland.

Docent-led tours and self-guided group visits are available at the Walters on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration is required. A minimum of ten students within comparable grade levels is necessary for a docent-led tour. One chaperone per group of ten students is required.

To enhance your visit experience, and link your Walters Art Museum experience to your classroom curriculum, use our pre- and post-visit activities. Classroom visits are not available at this time.

Explore the Walters resources for art-making at home. Studio experiences are not available at this time.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

School programs at the Walters are funded through the generous support of Herman C. Bainder, The Ruth Carol Fund, City of Baltimore, B.J. and Bill Cowie, Citizens of Baltimore County, The Delaplaine Foundation, The Harry L. Gladding Foundation / Mr. and Mrs. Neal D. Borden, The Goldsmith Family Foundation, Ro & Marius P. Johnson Charitable Legacy, Inc., Howard County Government and the Howard County Arts Council,  L’Aiglon Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland State Department of Education, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, Charles A. and Lois H. Miller Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. John J. and Jean Peters Pilch Memorial Fund, The Ruth T. Rauch Early Childhood Program Fund, The Rauch Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation, The Ludwig and Nancy Sternberger Charitable Foundation, Toyota Financial Services, Truist Foundation, Venable Foundation, The Walters Women’s Committee Legacy Endowment, and the Gladys Winter Fund for Teacher Programs.

Ready to Register?

Sign up for a guided or self-guided tour.