Kids & Families

Looking for something new and exciting to do with your friends and family? Join us for a variety of exciting new educational offerings designed for youth and families. See why a visit to the Ward Museum is a great way to celebrate art, nature and tradition!

Some programming may not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Discovery Backpacks

(FREE) The Ward Museum has discovery backpacks fully outfitted with everything you would need for a scientific investigation of the natural world. Free for use around the museum grounds during normal business hours. The backpacks, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, are filled with tools to assist students’ nature study on the trail.

Drop in Art Jr.

(FREE) Every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Share a story followed by a thematic craft with the little ones in your life. Program supported by the Susan K. Black Foundation.

Drop in Art

(FREE) Drop in with the whole family for an artist-led activity every third Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Local guest artists and cultural art projects each month. Program supported by the Susan K. Black Foundation.

Boy & Girl Scouts

The Ward Museum provides a range of programs to help scouts build up their badges. The Girl Scout badges that the Ward Museum currently offers are Outdoor Art, Gardening, Butterflies, Woodworker, Drawing, Insect ABCs, Photography, Oceans, Wetlands, River, and Bay. The Boy Scout badges the Ward Museum currently offers are Basketry, Bird Study, Fishing, Insect Study, Photography, Sculpture, and Woodcarving. If you have any questions about these programs or see one we offer that is not currently scheduled, feel free to contact us (410-742-4988 x 110,

Badge Programs we can offer:
Outdoor Art (Daisy and Brownie)
Outdoor Art (Junior)
Drawing (Junior)
Gardening (Junior)
H2O – Wetlands & River Double Badge (Daisy through Junior)
H2O – Bay & Ocean Double Badge (Daisy through Junior)