Tips for Families
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 the many spaces around the gallery available for sitting and relaxing.
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.”
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.
Family Fun Days
On the last Sunday each month, we offer hands-on activities and family-friendly tours.
CHILDREN’S TOURS (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED)
Calling all daycare centers, Girl Guides, Brownies, Cubs, and Scouts! AGH Children’s Tours offer groups of 15 to 60 children the chance to see meaningful 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