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Hands-On Centre

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre is located on the concourse level of the Gallery in the Weston Family Learning Centre.

You'll find art-making and creative play activities for the whole family, from our youngest learner on up!

Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre
Closed for Renovations: April 26 - mid-May 2016

We're renovating to serve you better! The Hands On Centre will be closed from April 26 – mid-May inclusive 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 is going on today.

See the hours of operation.

Friday Play Dates: Creative Story Time

We always have fun in the Hands-On Centre - art-making, constructing, storytelling, costume play, making new friends and exploring. Now there is another reason to visit! Join us on Friday morning for a creative story time just for little ones.
*Programs change frequently and are exhibition based.

Start time is 11 am – somewhat flexible depending on numbers; if necessary we might start a bit late.

Listen to a story, dress up and act out the story, play a game or make a little storybook...we tell stories in the most creative and playful ways.

Admission to the Centre included in General Admission ticket, or free unlimited admission with your family membership.

Sponsors

Generously supported by:

  • The Mariano Elia Foundation

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

DR. MARIANO ELIA HANDS ON CENTRE RENOVATIONS: April 26 – May 13

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre will be closed from April 26 to mid-May 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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