One of Baltimore’s favorite treasures is FREE all the time! If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to soak in some culture and tap your child’s inner Piccaso over spring break, The Walters Art Museum should be your destination. It’s internationally renowned for it’s collection of art — and beloved by Charm City parents for its kid-friendliness.

YES! It IS kid-friendly. The Walters offers a variety of extraordinary programs where you can make innovative art, enjoy live performances, play dress up or tour the museum with a kid-friendly Family Guide designed to foster discovery. Their programs and interpretive materials encourage a variety of approaches to looking at, talking about and creating art in order to support creativity, curiousity and critical thinking. Audiences of all ages can experience and enjoy art together.

Stay + Play! Baltimore Spring Staycation: The Walters Art Museum

Get Creative this April at the Walters!

Free Family Drop-In Art: Nature
Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! Create innovative and artistic projects as a family each weekend. Join museum educators in the studios of the Family Art Center as they help families create artwork related to themes with our collection and  special exhibitions. This month’s theme is NATURE. Bring the outside in at the Walters. You’ll investigate how artists painted impressionist landscapes and use natural materials to create sculptures and collages. Happy Spring!

  • April 4 + 5: Dot, dot, dot … Landscape!
  • April 11 + 12: Pressed Plants
  • April 19:  Clay Creations
  • April 25 + 26: Nature Collages

Special Spring Break Art Drop-In
Take a break and explore the new season with some spring-inspired art! Drop-in Art Activities provide free, engaging hands-on art activities that provide a connection to the Walters’ collection, promote the museum as a family-friendly destination and support intergenerational learning.

April 8: Story Stones
April 9:  Moving Marbles
April 10: See-Through Scenery Stacks

Free Spring into Science Family Festival
Come spend the day immersed in the wonders of science and art! This spring festival will bring science to life in new, exciting ways for all ages. Engage your scientific brain, experience the fun of exploration, and look at art from a whole new perspective. The museum will be bubbling over with mind-provoking demonstrations, performances, and experiments. More Info

New Exhibit! Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble
This spring, dive into an exhibition exploring the workshop of 19th century sculptor William Henry Rinehart, a Maryland-born artist whose works were among William T. Walters’ earliest acquisitions. More Info

Stay + Play! Baltimore Spring Staycation: The Walters Art Museum

Visit The Walters Art Museum!

The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-547-9000

Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.


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