Kids & Family

Please note that on-site kids and family programs are currently on hold



No registration is required.

Every Sunday in the Studio
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 +241


First Wednesday of the month from 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. This program is best for children aged 0 to 4 years old. 

For more information
613-233-8699 +245


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 workshop in the studio and birthday games, followed by time for cake and a surprise for the birthday kid!
  • 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

Free drop-in CHILDCARE

From September to June*, the Ottawa Art Gallery is pleased to offer free childcare during exhibition opening receptions, from 5 PM – 8 PM every Thursday in the Hangar. 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.

*Childcare is suspended in July and August during OAG's summer camps.

613-233-8699 +245


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