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There’s so much to see and experience this season at the Gardiner Museum. We look forward to welcoming you for exhibitions, studio programs, summer camps, and more.

Staff and visitors, including clay class participants, are no longer required to wear a mask, however, we recommend you do so, particularly when physical distancing is not possible. Disposable masks are available at the Front Desk upon request. We continue to follow enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, with particular attention to high touch and high traffic areas.


Are there timed tickets for the Museum and exhibitions?

No. Tickets purchased online for a particular day are valid for that entire day. Tickets can also be purchased upon arrival at the Front Desk.

Do I need to book tickets for free admission weekends in August?

No. Take advantage of our free admission weekends until Labour Day, generously supported by The Citrine Foundation. Simply check in at the Front Desk when you arrive.

Do Gardiner Friends need to book tickets?

No. Gardiner Friends get unlimited admission to the Museum and special exhibitions. No advanced booking is required. Simply show your membership card at the Front Desk when you arrive.

Is the Gardiner Shop open?

Yes. The Gardiner Shop is open for in-person and online shopping.

Is Clay Restaurant open?

Yes. Clay Restaurant is open with the following hours of operation:

Monday – Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm

Make a reservation

Are drop-ins running?

Yes. Drop-in classes are being held in the studios on Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm, Saturdays from 1 – 3 pm, and Sundays from 10 am – 12 pm. Until Labour Day, we are also running an outdoor hand-building drop in class on Thursdays from 6 – 8 pm.
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Are sessional classes running?

Yes. Check the list of current and upcoming Adult Clay Classes and Kids Clay Classes.
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Are summer camps running?

Yes. Our week-long multimedia summer camps have returned this year! We can’t wait to welcome our campers back into the studios and galleries.
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Are Family Days running?

Yes. Family Days are running every Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm, free with admission.
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Are docent-led tours running?

Yes. Free docent tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.

Are the elevators operating?

Yes. We recommend a maximum of two people or one family unit at a time. We also encourage visitors to use the stairs when possible.

What type of air filtration system does the Gardiner use?

ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) recommends that air filtration systems achieve MERV 13 or better levels of performance in order to reduce airborne infectious aerosol exposure. Hospital filtration systems are rated between MERV 13 and 16. The Gardiner’s HVAC system uses two types of filters: a MERV 10 pleated, pre-filter to effectively capture dust particles, mold spores, and vehicle emissions. These are typically used in most residential settings. These pre-filters are then followed by a MERV 14 cartridge filter which is effective at removing smoke, sneeze particles, and fine aerosols between 0.3 – 1.0 microns.  These measures are in place both for the health and safety of our visitors as well as the preservation of our collection.

Do you have wheelchairs available for public use?

Yes, we have one (1) complimentary standard wheelchair and two (2) complimentary transport wheelchairs, which can be requested when you arrive or prior to your visit. They are sanitized after every use. To ensure that there is a wheelchair available for you, please call ahead to reserve one at 416.408.5070.

Will the Gardiner continue to post online content?

Yes. We encourage you to follow us on social media and check our website regularly for the latest digital content and virtual programs.