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Family Friendly Gallery Activities

There are lots of Family-friendly activities in the galleries including:

  • All new activity cards in the bag - with a snappy hole so you can hang it off your pant loop or backpack! There are fun new things to do while visiting the gallery and when you get home.

  • Drawing Stations – Make your mark and share stories in creative discovery zones found throughout the Gallery.

  • Kids Gallery -  Come visit the Kids Gallery at the AGO, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun. Enjoy our current exhibition, Pets & Me, with a fun interactive game, touchables and kids your age talking about art! You can draw your favorite pet and hang it up on our kids gallery wall, read a book or put on a costume and instagram your silly look!

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre Hours of Operation:

Please note: as of November 3, 2015, the AGO hours of operation are changing. The Hands-On Centre will open at 10:30 a.m. daily, to align with these new gallery hours.

  Monday Tuesday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre CLOSED 10:30 am – 2 pm 10:30 am – 4 pm


The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre will be closed from April 26 to May 28 to undergo improvements to make hands on learning even more exciting at the AGO. During this time, a select assortment of facilitated Hands On activities and materials will be offered throughout the gallery spaces for children and families. Check in at the ticket desk or membership desk when you arrive to find out what's going on today.

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