The Carnival Of Venice And Museum

Learn about the history of Carnival and make your own carnival mask.

Best for Teens
Hands on Workshop
3 hours
Art workshops
Private Certified Guide
Price per family
6 participants max
Minimum age
6 years
3 hours

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The Carnival of Venice takes place at the end of February each year, and it is one of the most well-known traditions of Venice. This fun-filled and educative activity lets you discover the meaning, traditions and codes behind this festive event.

The first part of the tour is a privately guided tour of the Ca’Rezzonico museum. Let our private, fully-licensed guide show you around this iconic Venetian museum and explain what you need to know about the carnival tradition. What, when, where and simply why was Carnival celebrated here? This engaging introduction in a museum dedicated to 18th century Venice will help you better understand the tradition and origins of Carnival.

After this 45-minute visit, follow your guide as they lead you through the narrow streets of Venice to one of the best mask-making workshops in the city.

Meet your private and experienced art teacher and after a few wise words on how to create your own carnival mask, it’s your turn to choose your mask and decorate it as you please using feathers, glitter, paint etc. By the end of this 2-hour hands-on workshop, each member of your family will leave with his/her own personal carnival mask.

If you are not interested in the museum and want to do the workshop only, please book our Carnival of Venice mask-making workshop.



This tour is available in the following languages : English, Italian


Meeting Point: Ca’Rezzonico museum entrance

Finish: A mask workshop in Venice



  • A private, fully-licensed guide who knows how to keep the children engaged
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Ca’Rezzonico Museum
  • A private, experienced art teacher and carnival mask maker
  • A private workshop
  • All the decoration options: paper-maché mask, feathers, glitter, paint etc.
  • A self-made mask for each member of the family


  • Transfer to the Ca’Rezzonico museum and from the mask workshop
  • Snacks and drinks (excluding water)
  • Tips and purchases such as souvenirs


  • The importance of Carnival in Venice in the 18th century and nowadays
  • The significance of each mask style


Is this a private activity?
It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones in the art workshop, along with your private art teacher (and an assistant).
Do the parents participate?
Of course! Everyone will be creating their own carnival mask. That is the fun part!
Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?
For younger children, the experience without the museum is more suitable. Kids should be 6 or older to enjoy the experience including the museum and the workshop.
Can I choose any type of mask and decoration?
Yes! Unlike other Carnival mask ateliers, you will be able to choose the type of mask you want to decorate and use all the decoration options that exist. Like this, you are sure to have the most beautiful and stylish mask!
Do I need to bring special material?
No! You don’t need to bring anything as all the material is prepared for you.
Are we leaving the workshop with anything?
Of course, you will leave the workshop with your masks. They are light and easy to carry, unless you want to wear them when hopping onto the plane! (not recommended though).
Will my teenage kids like the activity?
Yes, definitely. Everyone loves this activity. It is both interesting and fun, and the result is usually mind-blowing in terms of beauty.

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