Home Visit Visiting with Kids Visiting with Kids Deflation of Patricia Piccinini's Skywhale, 2013, gift of anonymous donor 2019, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © Patricia Piccinini BeforeFind out about exhibitions that might interest you and your familyTalk to your children about what they might see and involve them in planning their visit to the Gallery.Explain that we don't touch the art because it shows respect for the artist and will help protect the art for centuries to come.Check out the What’s On calendar for more information on our range of free programs for kids of all ages to enjoy with their families. DuringWalk slowly and hold hands to stay togetherFollow your children’s lead and let them guide you to the works of art they are most interested inBreak up your visit with some fresh air, a rest or a snack in the Sculpture GardenIf you have a question, please ask our friendly Visitor Experience staff on the ground level near the main entrance. TipsAsk questionsWhat can you see?What does it make you think about?How does it make you feel?Is there anything here that surprises you?Play ‘I Spy’! Related Visit The National Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day). Free entry ticket is required. Art Talks Art Talk 4: Sculpture Garden Past Event Sat 15 Oct 20224pm For Kids & Families /  Video Sculpture Garden Sunday 2013 Published 26 March 2013 Special Event Grazing by the Garden Fri, Sat & Sun14 Oct 2022 to 19 Feb 202311am to 2.30pm For Kids & Families Encourage your child’s curiosity and creativity with joyful, artist-led programs and activities. Art & Artists Sculpture Garden The grounds of the National Gallery were configured to display the Gallery's extensive collection of sculptures.