children and family

Children and Family
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.

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of our monthly schedule:

WFP Listings  (July)

WFP Listings  (Aug)

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


It's About Time
June 20 - 21
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Join artists, musicians, dancers, performers and educators as they explore the idea of It's About Time.

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.

Draw Down 2015 | Kate Dawson | Historical Performance Ensemble | Jessica Jang | Caroline Liffmann

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

*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
Draw Down 2015

Draw Down 2015

Traces of Time
Sat, June 20, 11am-3pm
Annex Workshop, in the Gallery

As part of Family FUSE Weekend, join us this Saturday, June 20 for Draw Down 2015. Inspired by the Gallery's current exhibitions, explore a range of different artists styles both historical and contemporary including Emily Carr.

Experiment with a range of tracing, enlarging and copying techniques. See how these can be combined to create your own mixed media drawing. Find out more »

Participants of all ages and experience are welcome.

Free to the public*

*This Family FUSE Weekend activity is FREE to the general public as part of Draw Down 2015, on Saturday, June 20 only.

Admission to Family FUSE Weekend is free for Gallery Members and for children aged 12 & under when accompanied by an adult.