FREE admission to the National Gallery of Canada for Family Sunday

You’re going to want to mark Sunday September 29th down on your calendar, because admission to the National Gallery of Canada will be FREE!! This special event will mark Culture Days, and is part of the Gallery’s Family Sundays programming. Family Sundays are a great way for kids and adults to create, learn and fun together while exploring the national collection at the gallery through various themes.


Kids in the Capital will be at the gallery to check out the super fun themes of summer, camping and forest creatures - we’re hoping to bring back that summer feeling while we still can!

The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. (the museum closes at 6 p.m.) Check out the activity list below AND don’t forget to check out the cafeteria, where a special kids menu will be served.

Art Making

Forest Creatures
10 am – 4 pm
Scotia Bank Great Hall
Cut and paste a magical forest creature!
All Ages

Campfire Singalong

10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm
Scotia Bank Great Hall
Join Milady and Treville for a campfire sing-a long and skits!
All Ages

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Gallery Games: Hoot Owl Hoot

10 am – 4pm
Garden Court
Work as a team to help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up! Family time surrounded by your national treasures.
Ages 4+

Tour: Art Hike

11:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Departs from Tour Group Lobby
Let’s get outside and visit artworks so big they can’t be contained by walls. Visit the Taiga Garden to learn about the plants and wildlife that live on the gallery grounds.
Ages 4+

Learn to Camp!

10 am – 4 pm
Scotia Bank Great Hall
Get ready for fall camping! Parks Canada staff will be on hand to give demos, offer some fall camping tips, and answer all your questions.
All Ages

Songs and Stories: Woodland babies

11:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Departs from Scotiabank Great Hall
Songs, books and looking at art! Join-in on a campfire sing along just for the littles!
Ages 0-3

Sensory-Based Play

10 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 3pm
Explore materials with hands-on activities. It’s never too early to get into art!
Ages 0–6

Film Screening: Hedgehog's Home

10 am – 4 pm
This award winning animated short (10 mins) is a warm and universal tale that reminds us there truly is no place like home.
Courtesy of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) and the National Film Board of Canada.
All Ages


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