Explore art together with our free whānau activities!

Check out our Art Bubbles and downloadable activities below which you can enjoy from home.  Play one of our fun Gallery Games that engage with art throughout our whole building or grab a take-home activity pack from the Gallery's information desk. 

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.

Be sure to check out the Gallery's Creative Learning Centre — an immersive, family-friendly space located on the mezzanine level. 

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. 
Draw an allegory
600.95kB pdf file
Gallery-inspired fabric creature
2.12MB pdf file
Rainbow leaf prints
772.96kB pdf file
Doodle art
862.77kB pdf file
Spring flowers
924.24kB pdf file
Joy hunt
330.33kB pdf file
Make an alien zine
175.84kB pdf file
Eggstravagant hats
728.65kB pdf file
Manu tukutuku
829.04kB pdf file
Create a tuatara
447.36kB pdf file
Textured collage
173.26kB pdf file
Lightbulb landscape
66.08kB pdf file
Protective korowai home activity
448.69kB pdf file
Poi home activity
482.91kB pdf file
Lonnie Hutchinson-inspired layered cut out
143.70kB pdf file
Make a Ningyo doll
158.90kB pdf file
Dip-dyed Easter eggs
188.87kB pdf file
Bottled mischief
158.08kB pdf file

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.

Portrait explorer
1.32MB pdf file
Café family games
103.91kB pdf file
Kids scavenger hunt
1.11MB pdf file
Sign language activity
870.58kB pdf file
Postcard activity
26.00kB pdf file
Drawing games
20.40kB pdf file

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Whānau drop-ins are free, family-focused workshops held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am–3pm.






Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays