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.
Kids & Families programs are made possible with the support of Learning & Digital Patron Tim Fairfax AC
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. Got to What's On to book for upcoming events.
Written by artists for Kids & 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 step-by-step.
Never too young to start! Art Babes is all about fostering your baby’s inherent sense of wonder through art. For babies (1–3 years) together with their parent or carer.
Please note: due to COVID-19 Art Babes is not currently running, but is due to recommence in 2022
Explore the Gallery and learn through creative play. Art Tots is especially for toddlers (3–5 years) together with their parents and carers.
Please note: due to COVID-19 Arts Tots is not currently running, but is due to recommence in 2022
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 Art 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, or see below.