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Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s largest and most inspiring visual arts experience.

Enter between majestic kauri columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, many centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings. Visit us and discover some of the best in New Zealand and international art right in the heart of Auckland city.

A day spent exploring the Gallery with your family can be heaps of fun. Bring the kids and go on an adventure to track down your favourite artworks, try your own hand at artmaking, read books relating to current exhibitions or set off around our many galleries with one of our free Gallery Games. Our family guide can help you make the most of your visit.

Spend some time looking at the work in our exhibition spaces, then stop by our Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre to take part in a range of hands-on activities. It’s a space we’ve designed with kids, for kids, to capture imaginations.

When you’re ready for a break, take a wander through neighbouring Albert Park or refuel with a snack in our café. If you prefer, bring your own food to enjoy in our amphitheatre.

Drop in on Saturday afternoons to take part in free creative activities designed for the whole family. Join us any time between 1–3pm and stay for as long – or as short – as you want.

If your visit has sparked your child’s imagination, you might like to book him or her into one of our holiday workshops. Our skilled educators will introduce materials and techniques inspired by artworks currently on display. We offer creative sessions for children aged 5, 6–8 and 9–13.

Opening hours
Open daily from 10am–5pm, except Christmas Day.

Pricing and admission
Free entry.
Charges may apply to special exhibitions.

Gallery tours
Free tours are offered at 11.30am and 1.30pm daily.

Cafe
Overlooking Albert Park and Kitchener Street is our spacious and sunny café run by the Mojo team.

Offering an array of delectable food and specialty coffee by Mojo, it’s the place to enjoy delicious treats created by New Zealand’s top chef, Martin Bosley. Relax and recharge after a day exploring the Gallery or break up your visit by crossing the bridge to the café on level 1.

If you’re looking for a central and relaxed spot for your next meeting in the city, nip in via the entrance off Albert Park to enjoy the café’s bright and modern space. There’s limited free Wi-Fi access available.

Café hours
Monday– Friday 8am–5pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am–5pm

Families -IGNITE YOUNG IMAGINATIONS
A day spent exploring the Gallery with your family can be heaps of fun. Bring the kids and go on an adventure to track down your favourite artworks, try your own hand at artmaking, read books relating to current exhibitions or set off around our many galleries with one of our free Gallery Games. Our family guide can help you make the most of your visit.

Spend some time looking at the work in our exhibition spaces, then stop by our Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre to take part in a range of hands-on activities. It’s a space we’ve designed with kids, for kids, to capture imaginations.

When you’re ready for a break, take a wander through neighbouring Albert Park or refuel with a snack in our café. If you prefer, bring your own food to enjoy in our amphitheatre.

Drop in on Saturday afternoons to take part in free creative activities designed for the whole family. Join us any time between 1–3pm and stay for as long – or as short – as you want.

If your visit has sparked your child’s imagination, you might like to book him or her into one of our holiday workshops. Our skilled educators will introduce materials and techniques inspired by artworks currently on display. We offer creative sessions for children aged 5, 6–8 and 9–13.

Family activities
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.

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.

Holiday programmes
Get creative over the school holidays and join one of our special studio workshops or exciting family events.

Studio workshops are offered for ages 5, 6–8 and 9–13 – bookings are open now for our upcoming July school holiday programmes. See individual listings below

For enquiries please phone +64 9 890 2207 or email education@aucklandartgallery.com.

Creative Learning Centre
Explore, experiment, create and share in the Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre. Located on the mezzanine level, the hands-on, family-friendly space is open daily 10am–5pm and is free to visit.

The Creative Learning Centre is a favourite of many families with its interactive and exciting installations designed especially for kids, to help them discover art and how engaging it can be.

Each year, we commission a New Zealand artist to create a new installation for the spaces. Previous artists have included Reuben Paterson (2011/12), Tiffany Singh (2012/13) and Sean Kerr (2013/14). The 2014/15 installation, Wavelength, was created by Auckland Art Gallery in collaboration with AUT Colab.

The latest iteration of the Creative Learning Centre, Hole of Yellow Archipelago is another collaboration, this time between artist Judy Darragh, Year 4 students at Balmoral Primary School and TurnSpace Collective from AUT University’s Spatial Design department.

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    Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets Auckland 1010New Zealand
  • Phone Number

    + 64 9 379 1349
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    hello@aucklandartgallery.com
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