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 Venue Hire Our unique venues cater to events of all sizes and styles – weddings, gala dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, workshops, and private functions. James Turrell's 'Within without' Within without is a major Skyspace by American artist James Turrell, one of his largest and most complex to date. Gallery Changes Kids & Families Family Desk Past Event 26 Dec 2021 – 30 Jan 2022 Start your visit at the Family Desk on Level 1. Dining Take in the Gallery’s soaring façade at the Street Café or complement a visit to a major exhibition with lunch in the Dining Room. Visit The National Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day). Free entry ticket is required.