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March Break at the AGO offers nine days of fun for the entire family, free with the price of general admission

TORONTO – The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announces its March Break programming lineup featuring nine days of drop-in fun for the whole family, designed to unleash the artist in us all. Beginning Saturday, March 12 and running daily through Sunday, March 20 (with a special opening on Monday, March 14) the AGO is Toronto’s one-stop destination for artful March Break fun with an exciting assortment of hands-on art making, creative play and interactive programming. March Break activities are free with general admission, and visitors can save $10 off the cost of a family pass when they purchase tickets online in advance at AGO members always receive free admission. 

 The top five exciting AGO March Break activities include:

  • Zero Gravity Circus presents Zany Zircus with the master of tricks Fesso Zesso. Featuring juggling and stunts, Fesso leads interactive performances daily in the AGO’s central Walker Court at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Family-friendly gallery tours featuring the return of Claes Oldenburg’s Floor Burger. Tours are offered daily beginning at 10:30 a.m.

  • The AGO Kids Gallery presents Pets and Me: Explore, Imagine, Create: an interactive exhibition dedicated to our animal friends featuring a photo booth and touch stations. Be sure to tag your photos #AGOKidsGallery to see them appear in the gallery’s own Instagram feed

  • New art making activities—from printmaking to painting—happening daily in the AGO’s Gallery School from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Family Yoga – no experience required! Happening every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.


Don't forget to pick up a Kids Activity Bag from the membership desk when you arrive! And be sure to take advantage of kid-friendly menus at both FRANK and caféAGO.

Activities run all day (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) unless otherwise noted.

The Art Gallery of Ontario gratefully acknowledges the supporters of AGO Family Programs.

With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from the cutting-edge contemporary art to Peter Paul Rubens’s masterpiece The Massacre of The Innocents, the AGO offers an incredible art experience with each visit. In 2002, Ken Thomson’s generous gift of 2,000 remarkable works of Canadian and European art inspired Transformation AGO, an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that in 2008 resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed architectural achievements in North America. Highlights include Galleria Italia, a gleaming showcase of wood and glass running the length of an entire city block, and the often-photographed spiral staircase, beckoning visitors to explore. The AGO has an active membership program offering great value, and the AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre offers engaging art and creative programs for children, families, youth and adults. Visit to learn more.

Mar. 12 –May 29, 2016: Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s-1980s

July 1 –Sept. 11, 2016: The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris

Oct. 22, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017:  Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more

The Art Gallery of Ontario is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Additional operating support is received from the City of Toronto, the Canada Council for the Arts and generous contributions from AGO members, donors and private-sector partners.


For press inquiries, please contact:

Andrea-Jo Wilson; Senior Communications Officer, AGO Communications

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