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Family FAQ

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Is the AGO baby friendly?

Yes. Babies are very welcome in the Gallery and we also have activities for children aged one year and up.

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Are baby strollers allowed in the galleries?

Yes.

Is there a size restriction with baby strollers?

We are unable to accommodate double-wide strollers or strollers with extra large wheels.

Are baby strollers available for rental?

Yes. You can rent a stroller free of charge from the coat check.

Can I feed my baby in the gallery?

You are welcome to breastfeed your baby in any of the Gallery’s seating areas. Walker Court on our main level and Galleria Italia on the second floor both have comfortable seats and benches. For more privacy or quiet space, there is seating along the windows overlooking the Gallery school in the Weston Family Learning Centre or in the foyer just outside the women's washroom located in the Thomson Collection of Ship Models on the Gallery’s lower level. Our Gallery staff are always happy to assist or to direct you.

Meals, snacks or drinks brought to the Gallery for toddlers and older children can be enjoyed at the tables in the Weston Family Learning Centre or at other seating areas away from the art spaces.

Where can I change my baby?

There are baby changing stations located in all public washrooms.

Can I take diaper bags into the galleries on a stroller?

Yes, please store them underneath the carrier on the handle bars. Please don’t carry them on your back.

Are baby slings/carriers allowed?

Yes as long as they worn on the front of your body not on your back

Can my kids eat at the AGO?

Yes! caféAGO on the lower level has a great selection of child-friendly food, including tuna or egg salad sandwiches, grilled cheese or other hot options, fruit cups and yogurt parfait. Even the fussiest kids will find something they like at CaféAGO. Members enjoy a 10% discount in caféAGO.

FRANK Restaurant, on the main level, is also happy to accommodate young guests and offers a children's menu for lunch and dinner. Members always receive a 10% discount.

Members are welcome to bring their children to the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge, open from noon until 5 pm. A children’s menu is available in the Lounge.

All areas where meals are served have special Gehry-designed booster chairs for young children.

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