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AGO Family Focus: Just in time for Family Day

The AGO is closed Mondays, but join us for our pre-Family Day weekend Feb. 14 and 15 with extended hours for our kids-hands-on Off the Wall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Toronto, February 2, 2009) Join us at the AGO the weekend of February 14 - 15 for a pre-Family Day celebration! Experience the AGO as not only a place to view art, but as a place to create, learn, and develop a lifelong passion for art.

Take advantage of our great value family pass while spending time in the "Off the Wall" space for kids and families, touring the Gallery with our Discovery Boxes, getting creative at our drawing stations and enjoying our new picnic area.

Family Pass

Tour the transformed AGO at a price of $45 for 2 adults and up to 5 youth (ages 6-17); kids 5 and under are free!

“Off the Wall” in the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre

Sketch, sculpt and explore in our hands-on activity centre for children and families complete with five discovery zones: Make Your Mark, The Observatory, Body Canvas, DIY Junktion and Memory Maker. "Off the Wall" is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm for our pre-Family Day weekend.

Discovery Boxes

Enhance your visit through the galleries by checking out a Discovery Box. These family activity kits will challenge you to think about and respond to works of art while exploring our collections.

Drawing Stations

Use art as inspiration to get creative at our drawing stations. Located throughout the Gallery, these stations are great for children of all ages.

BYOL (Bring your own lunch!)

Pack a lunch and enjoy our new picnic room - ideal for refuelling the family so you can cover more territory!

Gallery Weekend Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 5:30 pm

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For media information or visuals, please call:
Antonietta Mirabelli, 416-979-6660, ext. 454,
Roz McCrea, 416-979-6660, ext. 539,

The Art Gallery of Ontario is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Culture. Additional operating support is received from the Volunteers of the AGO, the City of Toronto, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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