Family Events

March Break at the AGO

Photo of March Break 2018

Space City, 2018, with artist Sean Martindale

Free with General Admission!

Save $10 on the cost of a Family Pass when purchased in advance online*Must be purchased a minimum of 24 hours in advance of visit


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Family Events

March Break at the AGO

March 9 - 17, 2019, 10:30 am - 4 pm daily
Art Gallery of Ontario

9 Days of Fun for the Whole Family

Save $10 on the cost of a Family Pass when purchased in advance online.  *Must be purchased a minimum of 24 hours in advance of visit

Join artists Natalie Ferguson and Toby Gillies for an immersive art installation and family art making experience. Secret Ingredient will bring people together by way of one thing we all share: a love of food. Foodies will create playful, faux sculptures of food real or imagined, take family photographs and have fun sharing cherished family recipes - and imagining new ones! What’s your family’s secret ingredient…? Complement your food experience with a visit to the Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more exhibition and take off on a planes, trains, automobiles - and ships art-making adventure.  Launch colourful fish spinners and paper airplanes, make a pit stop on the AGO race track or train station, take a little handmade boat for a float. Enjoy a family tour and end your day with a visit to the caféAGO to try out a yummy AGO family recipe!

Promotional image for Secret Ingredient by Natalie Ferguson and Toby Gillies


  • Walker Court:

Secret Ingredient: an Immersive art installation and art making experience

  • Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School:

Planes, trains, automobile and ships!

Paper airplanes and Fish Spinners: Join the paper plane party! Customize, fold and decorate paper airplanes and flying spinners and then launch them from the Gallery School balcony. 

Float your Boat: create and decorate a little paper boat and take it for a float

  • Galleria Italia:

AGO Racetrack: The Race is on!  Grab a mini-putt stick decorated as a car and push your ball through the handmade Race Track installed in Galleria Italia.

  • WFLC Tours:

Family-friendly tours - departures from the WFLC on the hour

12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 pm

  • WFLC Commons:

Giant colouring fun on table-sized food murals

  • WFLC Seminar Room 3:

Train Station: All aboard! Calling all young train enthusiasts to the AGO train station

  • Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre:

Collage Fun


Complete the experience with a visit to caféAGO to try an AGO staff inspired family recipe. Kids five and younger eat for FREE when dining with an adult AGO Member! Members also save at shopAGO. Visit shopAGO and take a piece of the AGO home with you!


Automated captioning is available for all online programs. Please provide three weeks advance notice for requests for Verbal Description, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and/or live captioning for AGO programming. The AGO will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than three weeks notice. Please contact us to make a request for these accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the AGO.


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