At the National Gallery we foster a love of art from an early age. Our fun and creative programs for babies, toddlers and young kids inspires your child’s natural curiosity.
Our artist led activities centre around principles of togetherness for the whole family. We foster intergenerational connection and encourage shared experiences.
Whether you explore and make at the Gallery or do and connect from home, our Kids & Families programs are sure to bring out the childhood wonder in all of us.
Written by artists for kids and families, Art Steps are instructions that invite you to create your own work of art. At the Gallery, join us at the Family Desk. From home, create and share by following the step-by-step instructions below.
Let's come together through collaborative art making. Bring your family and friends to participate in large scale artist led projects. Join us as we enter the an artists' creative space and follow their direction to create a work together. For all ages and abilities. Go to What's On to book for upcoming events.
Plan an art adventure for the whole family at the National Gallery.
The National Gallery is an inspiring place for people of all ages. Our programs for Kids & Families centre around creative play and intergenerational experiences. Join us to explore art, artists and art making as we embark on a lifelong art journey together.
Start your visit at the Family Desk on Level 1. Here you will find information and activities for kids and families. You can find out about what's on display, collect your copy of the Sculpture Garden Art Trail and join us for creative making activities. Go to What's On to see upcoming dates and times.
Sculpture Garden Trail
Join artist Claudia Nicholson and her friend E.O. on a journey to explore the Gallery’s Sculpture Garden. Discover works of art from all over the world — and create your own along the way.
Download this PDF to get started, pick up a copy from the Gallery or see below.