Open daily 10am — 5pm, except Christmas day

Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

Contact us

+64 9 379 1349

We welcome early childhood education groups to self-guide throughout the Gallery, as we have no facilitated programmes at this stage for this age group.  
When visiting as an early childhood education group, we recommend you:

  • Visit our Creative Learning Centre, which is a hands-on, interactive learning space designed especially for children
  • Explore some of the varied exhibitions in our Gallery spaces and use our Gallery Games to encourage fun, meaningful experiences
  • Stop by the Story Corner – a great space to relax during your visit – and read art-inspired children’s books together
  • And, if you visit on a Saturday, take part in one of our free Family Drop-ins. These popular activity sessions run from 1pm–3pm every Saturday of the year.

 Please note:

  • You must book with us first if you have a group of 10 or more students for a self-guided tour. Please email to help organise your trip.
  • We have a required adult-to-student ratio, and maximum numbers appropriate for small groups moving through the Gallery. See our Schools Self-Guide Checklist for a Successful Visit for this information and more to prepare you for your visit
  • For organised early childhood education groups, our sheltered amphitheatre can be used as an area to feed children if the weather is appropriate. If the weather is poor, see Can I feed my young children in the Gallery? in our FAQ for where you can eat and drink onsite.
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