Please note: The Creative Learning Centre is currently closed, as the Gallery prepares for the largest exhibition in our 132-year history, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art. It will re-open on Sat 19 Dec — exciting things are happening, so stay tuned!

Explore art together with our free whānau activities. Play one of our new Gallery Games to engage with art throughout our whole building, enjoy downloadable activities and more. Children aged 5–15 with a registered HOP card can even travel free on the weekend with Auckland Transport, making your journey to the Gallery more convenient. For more information click here.

Gallery Games

Our Gallery Games and activities encourage fun, shared-learning experiences for families and groups with children at the Gallery. There's lots to choose from with activities like writing, drawing, finding, discovering and even going on a scavenger hunt!

Gallery Games are free and available every day between 10am — 4pm. Download games below before your visit or pick up the activities on the day. Ask at the information desk for more details.

Cafe family games
1.23MB pdf file
Kids cafe activity sheet
1.14MB pdf file
Kids scavenger hunt
173.60kB pdf file
Sign language activity
870.58kB pdf file
Architecture bingo
4.12MB pdf file
Postcard activity
26.00kB pdf file
Drawing games
20.40kB pdf file

Art Bubbles

Get creative with our selection of Art Bubbles, including fun art activities that you can download and try with the whole family at home.
We would love to see your creations.  Share a photo of your artworks with us on social media by using the hashtags #AucklandArtGallery, #ArtBubbles and #AAGTOTFromHome. 
Lonnie Hutchinson-inspired layered cut out
143.70kB pdf file
Make a Ningyo doll
158.90kB pdf file
Make an alien zine
175.84kB pdf file
Dip-dyed Easter eggs
188.87kB pdf file
Bottled mischief
158.08kB pdf file