Booking Your Visit
- Kids & Families
- Day Camps
- Corporate Groups
- Wellness Through Art
Tour Only: $6 per student
Tour and Studio: $8 per student
Tour and Extended Studio: $14 per student
Teachers and adult supervisors are welcome at no charge.
Visits must be booked at least THREE weeks in advance. Payment can be made at the AGH Front Desk on the day of your visit or by invoice following your visit. Invoices will be issued at the end of each month for all visits the previous month unless otherwise requested.
An $85 fee will be charged if you do not cancel your visit at least 48 hours prior to your visit. Fees will not be charged if a visit is cancelled when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather.
Groups must be a minimum of 15 students to a maximum of 120 students. Smaller groups can be accommodated, but a minimum charge of $120.00 applies to Tour and Studio programs.
For the safety and security of your students, the art on display and AGH staff and volunteers, students must be supervised at all times. There will be no fee charged for teachers and/or adult supervisors unless they are participating in the art making activities. Appropriate student behaviour is the responsibility of teachers and/or adult supervisors.
JK to Grade 2: 1 adult / 5 students
Grade 3-5: 1 adult / 10 students
Grade 6-8: 1 adult / 15 students
Secondary: 1 adult / 15 students
Tour and Studio Programs are two hours in length. Please select a morning (9:30 to 11:30 am) or afternoon (12:00 to 2:00 pm) time slot.
Bathroom and snack breaks will be scheduled mid-way for Early Learners to Grade 3 or by request.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your start time to meet docents and instructors, to place belongings in the coat room and organize your group. If you need to leave before your scheduled time, please indicate this at the beginning of your visit. If you are late, we cannot extend your end time.
Most artwork created in the studio will need to dry overnight. A representative of the school may pick up their classes work 24 hours after their visit. Arrangements can be made to have the work shipped to the school for a fee. All artwork remaining at the AGH after a two month period will be discarded.
Please prepare your students in advance of your visit for the proper way to behave in a Gallery.
Hands-Off: no touching artwork, walls or sculpture stands.
Respect for Others: only one person talks at a time, voices are hushed in the galleries.
Care: No cell phones, food or drink. All student bags, purses and back-packs must be left in the cloakroom. Only pencils are permitted for drawing or writing.
Safety: No horseplay, running or shouting.
The Gallery has a very strict ‘HANDS OFF’ policy for all of our exhibition spaces. This is for the safety of our collection, our visitors and our staff. Please discuss this with your class and staff before you visit us. We will review the rules of acceptable gallery behaviour and other policies with students at the beginning of a tour, and we have uniformed security staff on site to monitor the exhibition spaces during your tour.
If you have a student who may be at risk of touching artworks please ensure you have a staff person (teacher or EA) or an adult supervisor that will closely monitor that student and intervene in a situation where a student may need reminding or restraint. This is for the safety of the student as well as the art. We rely on you, the teacher or staff person to moderate your students’ behaviour. In a high‐risk situation, we can provide an alternate place for a student and caregiver to go to take a break from the program. If you have a student that may not be able to manage the strict environment of a Gallery tour, that student may participate in the studio portion of the visit twice.
The Phantom Hunter 1888
William Blair Bruce (Canadian 1859-1906)
oil on canvas, Bruce Memorial, 1914