Ever wonder what to do with your family on a Sunday? Well look no further! Join our mascots Arabella, Ting, Clayton and Nicco, and bring the whole family to the museum and participate in a variety of activities. All Family Day activities are free with admission. Kids under 12 are always free (with the accompaniment of an adult).
Most activities take place in the lobby, but if you don’t see us when you come in just ask one of our friendly volunteers where they are taking place.
Family Days run from 11 am to 4 pm with activities for children to do on their own or with an adult. Make sure you also check out our discovery boxes, do a scavenger hunt and take some colouring sheets home with you.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Have you ever seen a dragon? Come to the museum and learn from Ting (one of our mascots) about our many blue and white wares. As scary as they seem, in Chinese culture, the dragon brings good fortune. Join us in the front lobby and paint your own blue and white dragon tile.
On the first day of December my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree. This Sunday, join clay instructor Connie in the front lobby to make your own partridge out of clay. Give it as a gift for the one you love.
It’s that time of year again. It’s our annual 12 Trees Family Day at the Gardiner Museum. Please join us in the terrace room located on the third floor. Kids can make festive objects out of clay with ceramic artists Connie and Audrey. They can also join artist Nahum and make some wonderful paper craft decorations, or decorate some gingerbread cookies with our Gardiner Volunteers. Don’t miss out as this celebration only comes once a year. Hope to see you there!
It’s our 25th Anniversary of the 12 Trees. Come to the museum and take a look at our ‘G’ inspired trees. Is there one that you really like? Pick your favorite and paint it on ceramic tile. Join us in the front lobby from 11am to 4pm.
Remember to join us at 2pm for a book reading by author and illustrator Eugenie Fernandes . Not only will she be reading her popular book ‘Kittens’ but there will be a craft afterwards. Please go to the terrace room located on the third floor.
Cookie cutters are not only used for cookie dough, they can also be used to shape clay. Make some animal ornaments out of cookie cutters with clay instructor Connie. Join her in the front lobby. Remember, clay is not edible, for decoration only…
Its official, winter season is here! Get your winter gear out and come to the museum to paint a snowflake tile with the family. Find us in the front lobby.
Frosty the snowman, was really made out of…clay?! You read correctly, please join clay instructor Jessica in the front lobby to make your own clay snowman. Afterwards, grab yourself a scavenger hunt and discover some unique and interesting pieces in our collections.
PHOTOS: Siobhan Boyd and Sara Rodriguez