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Booking JK – Grade 12 School Visits

Thank you for another incredible year of AGO School Visits!

2016-17 visits have now concluded.

The AGO will start accepting bookings for the 2017-18 school year on August 1.

Visiting during July or August with a group of students or youth? During the summer months the AGO offers special summer pricing and interactive guided tours for camps, daycares and summer schools. Please see our Summer Group Visits page for more information.

Book Your Summer Group Visit Now!   

Program Fees - 2017-18*

AGO Collection Visits

Program Fee per student
AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $10
Guided Tour + AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $14
Artmaking Workshop + AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $14
Artmaking Workshop & Mini Guided Tour + AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $22
Artmaking Workshop & Full Guided Tour + AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $24

Special Exhibition Visits
Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters

Program Fee per student
Special Exhibition & AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $11
Special Exhibition Guided Tour + AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $15
Artmaking Workshop & Special Exhibition Self-Guided Visit + AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $15
Artmaking Workshop & Special Exhibition Guided Tour + AGO Collection Self-Guided Visit $25

*Please note:
All prices include HST
Special Exhibition Visit pricing includes General Admission
Customized guided tours are available for an additional $5 per student

Learn more about school visit lunch options.

School Group Visit Guidelines


Bookings must be made at least three (3) weeks prior to the date of a guided gallery visit or artmaking visit and at least three (3) days prior to the date of a self-guided visit.

The minimum group size is fifteen (15) students for guided gallery visits and artmaking visits. These programs may be arranged for smaller groups, but still require a minimum (base) payment to satisfy the fifteen (15) student group minimum and cover basic costs for AGO staffing. There is no minimum group size for self-guided visits.


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.


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


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.

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.


Changes to the number of students participating in your program will be accepted up to two (2) weeks prior to the day of visit.


Notice of cancellation must be received in writing at the AGO via fax or email. If a cancellation is received less than two (2) weeks prior to the day of visit, the AGO shall retain in full the deposit outlined in the above payment schedule. The client acknowledges and agrees that the aforementioned cancellation charges are not a penalty and the charges represent a genuine and reasonable estimate of costs, expenses and or losses incurred by the AGO. 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

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