About early childhood education


We welcome Early Childhood Education (ECE) groups to book in for our educator-led Mini Gallery Explorers programme and/or to self-guide throughout the Gallery. 

Mini Gallery Explorers

Our Mini Gallery Explorers programme provides tamariki with the opportunity to enjoy, engage with and creatively respond to art and architecture through lively kōrero, a scavenger hunt and creative activities.

The Mini Gallery Explorers programme includes:

  • 45 minutes in the Gallery’s exhibition spaces exploring a range of artworks and the building
  • 45 minutes in the Gallery’s Taupuni Mahi Studio making art in relation to the programme theme
  • 20-minute kai break in the middle.

To book the Mini Gallery Explorers programme and/or a self-guided tour, please scroll down to complete our booking form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Gallery Games

Our free, downloadable Gallery Games encourage fun and meaningful experiences for tamariki while exploring our exhibitions.

Gallery Bingo
4.12MB pdf file
Postcard activity
26.00kB pdf file
Drawing games
20.40kB pdf file

Before your visit

Use the booking form below to book a self-guided Gallery tour for your group of 10 or more.

For required student-adult ratios and other important information to ensure a successful Gallery visit, read our schools self-guide checklist and COVID safety protocols.

For more on where you can eat and drink onsite and other ways to get the most from your visit, see our FAQ.

Book a visit

Want to book a visit for your group? You can use the form below to submit enquiries and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!