Five free activities in Baltimore

Discover Masterpieces at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum or the AVAM.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to the internationally renowned Cone Collection, and it holds the largest and most significant collection of Henri Matisse's works in the world. Outside the BMA's walls lies the lavish Sculpture Garden, featuring two terraced gardens, fountains and 34 sculptures. Every Sunday the museum hosts hands-on workshops, interactive gallery tours and more activities for families, including the museum’s Family Audio Tour. The tour highlights 20 objects in the collection and is narrated by Raoudi, Matisse’s perky schnauzer.

The Walters Art Museum owns more than 25,000 pieces of art and offers free general admission (excluding special exhibits). Bring the whole family to enjoy special family tours and activities for all ages. Children will enjoy the displays of knights' armor, the statues, the colorful paintings, the furniture and the many small and lovely objects – including Fabergé eggs. The museum hosts a variety of free family programs as well, from drop-in art classes on Saturdays and Sundays to museum tours with family-friendly guides.

The exterior of the American Visionary Art Museum is almost as interesting as what you'll find inside. The building is surrounded by unique and curious sculptures that you can explore for free and it's open 24/7. Museum admission fees apply for access to indoor galleries.

Get in touch with your inner artist by exploring free exhibitions at Baltimore’s School 33 Art Center. The exhibitions showcase the work of artists from the mid-Atlantic region.