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Booking JK – Grade 12 School Visits

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Program Fees: 2018 - 2019

Program Fee per group of 30
Self-guided visit of the AGO Collection or Special Exhibition $175
Guided Tour 75 min. 10:30 am – 11:45 am $350
Artmaking Workshop 75 min. 10:30 am – 11:45 am $350
Guided Tour 75 min. 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm $250
Artmaking Workshop 75 min. 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm $250
Artmaking Workshop + Guided Tour 150 min. Full Day $600

Learn more about school visit lunch options.

Special Exhibition School Visits

Anthropocene – October 2 – December 21

Anthropocene dramatically illustrates how we, individually and collectively, are leaving a human signature on our world.

World-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier have created a powerful series of new photographs, including large scale murals augmented by film extensions, film installations and augmented reality (AR) installations, that take us to places we are deeply connected to – but normally never see.

All Anthropocene school visits include General Admission to the AGO, so after your visit you and your students are welcome to spend the remainder of your day exploring the AGO's world-class collection.

Anthropocene school visits are available from October 2 to December 21.

For more information visit the exhibition webpage.

This exhibition is recommended for Grades 4 and up.

Booking School Visits - FAQs

How far in advance should I book my visit?
Bookings must be made at least three weeks prior to the date of a guided gallery visit or artmaking visit and at least three days prior to the date of a self-guided visit.

How many supervisors do I need for my group?
For safety and security, a minimum number of adult supervisors is required to accompany each school group (please see below for details). There is no charge for the required number of adult supervisors. Additional adults will be charged the student rate. Groups arriving without the required adult supervisor–to–student ratio may be denied entry. Teachers/adult supervisors are required to stay with their groups for the duration of the visit. Appropriate student behaviour is the sole responsibility of the teacher/adult supervisors.

Adult Supervisor-To-Student Ratio
JK to Grade 3 – 1:5 students
Grades 4 to 6 – 1:8 students
Grades 7 to 8 – 1:10 students
Grades 9 to 12 – 1:15 students

Do I need to submit a deposit to secure my booking?
A deposit is due upon booking to confirm reservations for the following visit types: guided gallery visits, artmaking visits, and self-guided visits of surcharged exhibitions. There is no deposit required for self-guided visits of the AGO’s permanent collection. Lunch options are to be paid in full upon booking.

All school visits must be paid in full on the day of visit. The AGO accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit, cash or cheque. Please make all cheques payable to Art Gallery of Ontario.

TDSB schools may request to pay by purchase order in advance of the day of visit. Purchase orders must adhere to the rates, policies and procedures of the AGO.

What if I need to make changes to the number of students in my group?
Changes to the number of students participating in your program will be accepted up to two weeks prior to the day of visit.

What if I need to cancel my visit?
Notice of cancellation must be received in writing at the AGO via fax or email. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks prior to the day of visit, deposits the AGO will retain any deposits in full.

Schools will not be charged for cancelling a reservation due to inclement weather and buses are cancelled as a result.

Contact Centre Hours

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Phone: 416-979-6608


Public Programming and Learning initiatives at the AGO are supported by the Arthur Lismer Group, The Learning Circle, and the Learning Fund

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