children and family

Children and Family
WFP - Spring Break 2015

Weekly Family Programs
Daily, 12-4pm, in the Gallery


Weekly Family Programs all week long during Spring Break 2015!

Looking to explore somewhere new this Spring Break?
Join us this Spring Break from March 9-20, for a range of exciting, exploratory and educational activities. Explore the galleries current exhibitions with our engaging and inspiring Art Agents. Then head to The Making Place and try a range of creative hands-on activities directly inspired by the exhibitions. In the first week, March 9-14, we will be looking at The Poetics of Space and in the second week, March 15-20, we will move into Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of the European Art from the Pearlman Collection. Our activities are aimed at children aged 5-12 and their families, the programs run from 12pm-4pm and children aged 12 and under are FREE!

March 9-14 - The Poetics of Space
-The exploration of space in within 2D spaces of paintings
-How artists use architecture as an inspiration for works
-How artists map space with in their practice

March 15-20 - Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of the European Art from the Pearlman Collection

Spring Break programming is
FREE for Members or with
Gallery admission.
Sponsored by:

Weekly Family Programs
are FREE for Children 12 & under.

Weekly Family Programs

Every Sunday, the Gallery offers unique activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. Join our team of Art Agents as they bring the exhibitions to life. Then move on to The Making Place, to experiment with themes, processes and materials in a number of engaging art-making activities.

Download a complete listing
of our monthly schedule:

WFP Listings  (January)

WFP Listings  (February)

For those wishing to bring a group, we recommend a ratio of one adult for every four children. Private groups may also be arranged for a fee, please call 604.662.4717.*Note: cameras are allowed in The Making Place only.

Art Agents
Sundays, 12pm-4pm
In the Gallery

Grownups and kids can explore the galleries with our team of bold, whimsical, funny and informed Art Agents.

Art Tracks
In the Gallery

Art Tracks are child-oriented tours led by artists, educators, dancers, musicians and others offering interdisciplinary ways of looking and thinking about art.

The Making Place*
Sundays, 12pm-4pm
In the Gallery, 4th floor

Offering explorative, hands-on workshops featuring collaborative and independent activities for all kinds of making. Bring your own camera* to capture your child’s projects.

Sponsored by:

Generously Supported by:
the Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Sundays FREE for children 12 & under

Supported by Visionary Partner:


Family FUSE Weekend

Family Fuse Weekend

Space + Place
February 28 - March 1
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Join artists, musicians, dancers, performers and educators as they explore the ideas of Space + Place. Through a range of interactive activities, performances and hands-on workshops throughout the Gallery.

MACHiNOiSY–Time machine, dance performances | 2nd & 3rd floor

IE Creative–Blast off! Create your own rocket and blast it into space | 4East

Making Place–Try a range of hands-on activities inspired by the Unscrolled exhibition | Rooftop Pavillion

Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery's Family FUSE Weekend, where you will meet artists, musicians, dancers, performers, and educators for a weekend filled with family fun! Participate in a range of fun activities, performances, and hands-on sessions throughout the Gallery.

*FREE for Gallery Members and for children age 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates apply.

Presenting Sponsor: BMO Financial Group

Generously Supported by:DVBIA