NGV Kids programs

NGV Kids

The NGV is a place for everyone and warmly welcomes children and families.

Committed to providing creative experiences, especially for children, teenagers and families and through participatory exhibitions, events and sensory experiences, the NGV connects children with art and culture from all over the world, enabling them to experience the diverse and creative ways artists approach their work and allowing children access to new worlds and ideas.

Explore the latest exhibition for kids, discover the NGV Collection with self-guided activity sheets and join events for the whole family. Continue the fun at home with free online activity sheets and games.

Share your creations and experiences by using hashtag #ngvkids and tag @ngvmelbourne to be featured.

Activity Sheets and Games

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Activity sheets and games available for free download. Print to use, screenshot on your device and mark-up digitally, or simply take the idea and use paper and pen.

More to Explore



NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are fully pram accessible and you are welcome to take your pram into Gallery spaces. Any large bags that are not stored underneath prams will need to be cloaked.


The Great Hall and NGV Garden are great places for children to roam, relax, stretch their legs or lie back and gaze at the stained glass ceiling.


Family-friendly food options are available at Gallery Kitchen and Tea Room. You are also welcome to bring food from home to eat in the NGV Garden. Bring a picnic lunch! Please remember food and drink cannot be consumed in NGV Kids exhibitions or in other Gallery spaces, for protection of works of art on display.

Change Facilities

Baby change facilities are available on ground level at both venues. At NGV International, a dedicated parents’ room provides a quiet space for families plus private feeding space and a microwave.


Parking is available in the Arts Centre Melbourne car park located beneath NGV International. Enter from Sturt Street, Southbank, accessed from St Kilda Road/Southbank Boulevard and Alexandra Avenue/City Road.

Early Years and School Group Visits

The NGV offers a stimulating and wonder-filled environment for young learners. For groups of early years’ students, the Gallery offers interactive education programs that are developed and presented by experienced educators and align with outcomes in the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

• Cloaking facilities for groups are available at both NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
• Bookings are essential for all group visits, including self-guided visits.
• Please note that there may be limited access to the NGV Kids exhibitions for groups during periods of peak visitation.

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Ticketed Shows

• Children under 5 years are free and do not require a ticket.
• Children and young people aged 5 to 15 years are eligible for a Child ticket, see exhibition page for prices.
• Students aged 15 years and over are eligible for a Concession ticket. Remember to bring a valid school ID card.

Visit the National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a place for everyone and warmly welcomes all children, teenagers and families. We offer lots of free activities for you to enjoy at the NGV, including children’s exhibitions, holiday workshops, activity sheets and games!

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