Get creative this January at the annual NGV Kids Summer Festival. Inspired by the power of imagination, this year’s festival focuses on the theme of Make Believe. Come along with your family, friends, parents, and grandparents, for free hands-on activities and workshops.

At NGV International, kids and families can enjoy live performances, opportunities to get active, and making activities inspired by summer exhibitions on view.

At NGV Australia, a dedicated artist-led workshop for teens will explore ways to get playful with portraiture.

Families can also explore the NGV Collection at both venues with a series of art trails.

Daily programs are listed below and the full program schedule is available for download.

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NGV Kids Summer Festival is generously supported by Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and the Campbell-Pretty Family, The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust managed by Equity Trustees. NGV Teens is supported by The Ullmer Family Foundation.