Children and Family

Children & Family
Please note that there will be no Weekly Family Programs from December 24 to 31. Weekly Family Programs will resume January 7.

Sundays Free

Visionary Partner for
Community Access:

Every Sunday! 10am–5pm

Every Sunday, the Gallery offers FREE admission for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Sundays at the Gallery offers a unique art experience for children and their families to have free and regular access to all of the Gallery’s exhibitions as well as our Weekly Family Programs, which feature family-geared programming that explores themes and activities related to the current exhibitions.


Visionary Partner for Art Education:
Ji Ping Bai

Generously supported by:
Ace and Hemsa Fipke

Weekly Family Programs, 12-4pm

Every Sunday, the Gallery offers activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. Join our team of Art Agents as they bring the Gallery’s 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 our monthly schedule:

      SEPTEMBER           OCTOBER    

For those wishing to attend as 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.


Weekly Family Programs are FREE for children 12 & under.


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


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.


Special Event

SEP 23
12-4 PM

Annex Workshop
in the Gallery
Weekly Family Programs
Vancouver Kids Fashion Week Edition
Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?

We are pleased to partner with Vancouver Kids Fashion Week to present this special edition of Weekly Family Programs! Inspired by Haruko Okano’s artwork in the exhibition Peter Morin and Ayumi Goto: how do you carry the land?, create an assemblage with natural materials that you can then place in your home or even wear! Discover how these materials transform spaces, fashion, clothing and the movement of your body.

SEP 30
12-4 PM

in the Gallery
Weekly Family Programs
Voice and Sound with Ayumi Hoto and Peter Morin
Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?

In this special edition of The Making Place, artists Peter Morin and Ayumi Goto will lead families in a workshop inspired by the ideas expressed in the exhibition Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? Goto will teach visitors about Den-Den Daiko and how she made the many drums that are present in the exhibition. Families will be invited to contribute their ideas to create drums of their own!

These in-Gallery activities question how we communicate our voices and histories through time and across cultures. These activities will also ask how we can use friendship and exchange to address challenging social and political issues such as the impact of colonization on a multitude of communities. We will be thinking together about the Gallery space and how it can be transformed by performance, sound and voice.

Through the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Weekly Family Programs we are honoured to connect artists with our community of family participants.  As Morin has said, “You never know how an encounter with a stranger might change your life forever."