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For kids and families

A child on an adult's shoulders looks up at a big blue figure carrying another on their back

Installation view of Francis Upritchard Here Comes Everybody 2022, Art Gallery of New South © Francis Upritchard, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Zan Wimberley

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has much to offer visitors of all ages – and most of it is free!

Entry into the Art Gallery is free and so are most displays and exhibitions, and many of our events. For paying exhibitions, children under 5 are admitted free and there are family discounts.

Fun ways for your family to experience art together

When you arrive at the Art Gallery, drop by the welcome hub in our new building, known as the North Building, or the welcome desk in our original building, known as the South Building, 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 Art 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 Art Gallery’s diverse collection and exhibitions.

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