We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Our lobby clay table is open every day from 11 am - 3 pm. Make a wish or hope for the season out of clay and display it for other visitors to enjoy. As our clay creations begin to populate the lobby, the community installation will take shape. Help us bring this symbol of joy and creativity to life!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
We need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
Our School Programs, designed by professional educators, engage with the Ontario Curriculum through ceramics in creative and fun ways! All School Programs are led by experienced artist-educators who specialize in ceramics.
Stay tuned to learn more about our new Virtual School Programs offerings!
Our Virtual School Programs will draw inspiration from both our permanent collections and special exhibitions, including Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads.
On-Site School Visits Program
All Museum visitors, clay class participants, and on-site program participants ages 12 and up must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. See our Welcome Back page for more information.
Current On-Site School Program Offerings
Half-Day Program: Animals and Botanicals
Duration: 1.5 hours of activity
Price: $12/student (including all materials and firing)
Single Group Capacity: 10 individuals per group*
Note: We may be able to host slightly larger groups on a per-case basis.
*As the Gardiner works to ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, we continue to update our capacity limitations based on provincial guidelines. We may be able to host larger groups on a per-case basis.
All bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival. Bookings are subject to a $5 processing fee. Payment is due in full on the day of your visit.
Finished pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after the school program. Pieces not picked up at the Museum by the deadline will be discarded.
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