Tips for Families
There’s lots for kids and families to see and do at the AGH from The Living Room, an interactive, fun, gallery space created with families in mind, to family-friendly mini-tours and hands-on art-making activities, inspired by AGH exhibitions.
Tips for Families with Young Children
Remember, you don’t have to see everything in one visit. Keep your visits short and at your child’s pace. Take breaks as needed in Art Site, a family-friendly space. Talk to your children about what they see and think.
Ask lots of questions to focus their investigation, and encourage them to share their ideas. Let your child lead to ensure you see things that interest and engage them. Play games like “I Spy” or “Tell Me What Happens Next.”
Come to the AGH on Family Fun Days or other kids and family special events to enjoy art-making activities as part of your visit.
We are Baby friendly
You are welcome to use your stroller or baby-carrier (worn on the front) in the exhibition spaces. Public washrooms have change tables.
You are welcome to breastfeed your baby in any of our seating areas. If you prefer somewhere more private, our Art Site family-friendly space has seating available.
Meals, snacks or drinks brought to the Gallery can be enjoyed in the Lobby seating area, away from exhibition spaces.
Resources for Families
Our exhibition-specific kits offer drawing activities, scavenger hunts and take-home activities that you’ll enjoy working on as a family. Free for everyone!
Family Fun Days
On the last Sunday each month, we offer hands-on activities and family-friendly tours.
The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Children’s Family Room is open to provide you and your children with a place to rest and engage in art-related activities. Whether you need a space for some hands-on play with your young visitors or a quiet space to take a break, the Family Room offers a place for you.
Calling all daycare centres, Girl Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Scouts! AGH Children’s Tours offer groups of 15 to 60 children the chance to see fabulous Canadian and international works of art and to create masterpieces of their own. This interactive 90-minute program is available from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.
$8.00 per child
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Cleansing the Wounds 1997
Catherine Gibbon (Canadian b. 1949)
chalk pastel on board, Acquired through the Regional Art Purchase Program with funds from the Russell Nelson Eden Fund, 1998