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Open daily 10am — 5pm, except Christmas day

Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

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Explore art together with our free family activities. Drop-in on Saturday afternoons and get creative with the kids, read story books relating to our exhibitions or play one of our Gallery Games to engage your family with art throughout our whole building. 


Extra family drop-ins

We're hosting extra family drop-in sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2–4pm through out the school holidays.


Origami activity

Enjoy a free paper folding activity over the school holidays inspired by Lee Mingwei and His Relations. Create your own paper sculpture using the paper and instruction sheets provided, then you can decide to:  

  • Leave your sculpture as a gift for someone else.   
  • Gift your sculpture to someone – maybe someone you don’t know! 
  • Take a sculpture left by someone else – as a gift to you!  


Drop-in sessions

Free family drop-ins take place every Saturday. Join us any time between 1–3pm and stay for as long – or as short – as you want.

Create art together with the whole family during these sessions inspired by art currently on display.

There is no need to book, although participation is limited by space. Sessions are designed for children aged 4 and up. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Check exact location with the Gallery Assistants at our information desk when you arrive.

Remember that your first hour of weekend parking is free – park at Auckland Transport's Victoria Street car park and validate your ticket before leaving the Gallery.


Story Corner

The Story Corner is a quiet space for families to enjoy books that relate to themes in our current exhibitions. The space is located in the south atrium on the ground level.

Gallery Games

Our Gallery Games and activities encourage fun, shared-learning experiences for families and groups with children at the Gallery.

Gallery Games are free and available every day between 10am – 4pm. Download games below before your visit or pick the activities up on the day. Paper-based activities are available to keep, while others are available for borrowing during your visit. Ask at the information desk for more details.

gg-splatdopolis-v2.pdf 763.46kB pdf file
gg-architecture-bingo.pdf 4.12MB pdf file
gg-grand-designs-bingo.pdf 5.03MB pdf file
gg-postcard-activity.pdf 26.00kB pdf file
gg-drawing-games.pdf 20.40kB pdf file

Special events

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