Kids & Family



Kids aged 6 to 14 will enjoy a themed program of hands-on art making workshops related to OAG exhibitions, local artist workshops, games, adventures, and trips to local art galleries. Camps are fully bilingual (English and French).

Fees: $200 per week ($180 for OAG members). Fees include pre- and post-camp care.

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No registration is required.

Every Sunday starting this Fall
10 AM to 2 PM | Free

Join us for free weekly drop-in creative activities suitable for all ages. Discover the current exhibition with a knowledgeable gallery educator and explore your creativity with family and friends.

For more information
613-233-8699 +227

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No registration is required.

Fall dates: September 5, 2018 | October 3, 2018 | November 7, 2018 | December 5, 2018 
10 AM - 11:30 AM | Free

Toddler Mornings is an opportunity for toddlers and their caregivers to enjoy creative play at Ottawa Art Gallery. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month to explore a variety of games and activities that foster creativity and problem solving skills. Take in the current exhibition and enjoy a relaxed social setting with other adults while bonding and having fun with your little one.

For more information
613-233-8699 +227


Discover a fun new way to celebrate your birthday—have your party at Ottawa Art Gallery! Explore the exhibitions with a dedicated guide who will tell you the stories behind many of the artworks. Next, unleash your creativity with an art making activity in the OAG studio. 

  • We offer birthday party bookings on Saturdays for a two hour block of time
  • Birthdays can be held in English or French
  • The flat rate is $225 for 10 children. For more than 10 children (maximum 20), there is an additional $50 fee. 
  • We offer a 30 minute tour of the gallery and a 45 minute workshop in the studio, followed by time for cake and a surprise for the birthday kid!
  • We have a fridge and kitchenette space available for the storage of a cake 
  • Guardians must be present for the duration of the booking
  • We request that your booking be made at least 30 days prior to the birthday party 
  • Please provide your address and phone number at the time of booking for the purpose of invoicing and securing contact information


For more information
613-233-8699 +241


No registration is required. Starts Fall 2018.

Ontario: October 5, 2018 | November 23, 2018 | January 25, 2019 | February 15, 2019 | April 12, 2019 | June 7, 2019
Québec: September 21, 2018
| Febraury 11 & 12, 2019 | May 24, 2019
10 AM - Noon | Free

Ottawa Art Gallery is offering free drop-in programs on four PD days during the school year. A variety of fun and bilingual creative activities will help stimulate young minds and inspire creativity.

For more information
613-233-8699 +227


From September to June*, the Ottawa Art Gallery is pleased to offer free childcare during exhibition opening receptions, and on Wednesdays each week from 3 PM – 7 PM. OAG’s drop-in childcare is fun and safe, encouraging creative play with a variety of games and activities. Enjoy a relaxed gallery experience knowing your children are in good care—and having a good time.

  • Open to children aged 12 months to 10 years
  • Parents must remain on gallery premises and respond when paged
  • Diapers and training pants are the responsibility of parents and guardians

Childcare is offered on a first come, first served basis. *Please note that childcare is suspended in July and August during OAG's summer camps.

613-233-8699 +245


Drop-in Tours Every Wednesday at 3 PM.
1-2-3 Tours Every Sunday at 1, 2 and 3 PM.
Meet at the visitor experience desk.

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