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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information, including hours

A young visitor with Howard Arkley’s 1987 painting Triple fronted, Art Gallery of New South Wales © The Estate of Howard Arkley, courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

For kids and families

The Gallery has much to offer visitors of all ages – and most of it is free.

Entry into the Gallery is free and so are most displays and exhibitions.

For paying exhibitions, children under five are admitted free and there are family discounts to our ticketed major exhibitions, including the annual Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. For details, see the exhibition pages in our What’s On section.


Fun ways for your family to experience art together

When you arrive at the Gallery, drop by the ticketing and information desk on the ground level to find out about our latest free family-focused offerings.

  • Fold-your-own origami ‘chatterbox’: This activity sheet is a great way to start a family conversation about any of the artworks in the Gallery that capture your attention, using a favourite kids game.
  • Children’s trails: Featuring a selection of works on display, these little booklets encourage children to draw, write and use their imagination to form their own ideas and responses.
  • Children’s labels: Alongside some artworks in selected exhibitions are specially written labels that encourage young visitors to look closely and discover more in a way that is meaningful for them, with active prompts that develop creative thinking and visual literacy.
  • Activity sheets: You can take home these instructions and suggestions for hands-on artmaking based on the Gallery’s diverse collection and exhibitions.

Many of these are also available online through our exhibition pages or the Together in Art Kids website, where children can get creative with artist-led projects, artmaking videos and other fun activities.

Are you planning to visit?

Check the latest visit information, which tells you everything you need to know, including health and safety measures and what’s open.
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To help you plan

Top tips for visiting with kids

Frequently asked questions for information about food, baby-change facilities and the like

Note: Events at the Gallery such as workshops and Tours for Tots are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19