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Adult Groups or Post-Secondary Students

VISIT THE AGO WITH A GROUP!

Groups of adults or of post-secondary students are welcome to schedule a self-guided visit, a guided tour, or an Art Talk of the AGO Collection and/or Special Exhibitions during museum hours. All groups who purchase 10 or more tickets receive discounted gallery admission.

 Book Your Visit

Questions? contact Group Sales at groupsales@ago.ca

GENERAL ADMISSION GROUP RATES

Group Rates Apply to Groups 10 or more

Adults (Age 26+)

$20 (Regular $25)

Young Adults (Age 14 to 25)

Free

Youth (Age 6-13)

Free

Child (Age 5 and Under)

Free

Annual Pass Holders

Free

Members

Free

*Young Adults who do not want to sign up for the Annual Pass pay the Adult rate.

*AGO Member tickets and other complimentary tickets do not count toward the minimum of 10 paid tickets required to secure the group sales discount.

*Group sales discount is not valid for Family Day pass, Wednesday nights or specially ticketed events. Not valid with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Individual transactions are not accepted for group visits.

 


Tour Options

Gallery Highlights

Explore the AGO's spectacular building and discover fabulous treasures in the many collections. Experience art from Canada and around the world, as well as ship models, photography, works on paper, and Henry Moore sculptures. There is something for everyone!

Canadian Art

Come discover what Canadian art means to you! The AGO's collections reflect 11,000 years of diverse visual expression and traditions in the land we now call Canada. Explore the works of Inuit, First Nations and Métis artists, the Group of Seven and more.

Contemporary Art

How does art reflect the world in which we live in today? What does it mean? Where do I fit in? Engage in discussions about the intriguing and provocative work of Canadian and international contemporary artists on view at the AGO.

Art and Architecture

Explore the architecture of the AGO from our first home in a 19th century Georgian Manor to Frank Gehry's 2008 Transformation AGO. Paired with artworks in our collection, we will highlight changing tastes in art and architecture.

Women in Art

Discover how women artists have been involved in making art throughout history by exploring the AGO's collections, including European, Canadian, African, Photography and Contemporary. Join us on a journey through the indelible influence of women in art.

English Language Learning (ELL)

Conversation-based ELL tours encourage English Language Learners to express themselves in an open and inclusive environment. Our 90 minute ELL tours engage students with visual art through interactive group activities. For more information please contact groupsales@ago.ca.

Innovation in Art

Artists often dare to think differently, take risks, and challenge the status quo. Experience innovative creative processes, unique material selections, bold approaches to seeing the world and collaborating with others. Explore art that demonstrates significant and important changes in our world.

Specialty Tours

Fashion

For centuries people have been using clothing to represent their identities, cultural heritage and beliefs. Highlighting clothing represented in stone, wood, paint and other media throughout the AGO’s collections, this tour covers trends and developments from all over the world.

The Art of Conversation

Explore our collection and engage in conversations that build powers of observation, analysis and discussion. Useful outside the Gallery, the techniques applied here can be useful to anyone who wishes to learn more about probing ideas and sustaining interactive conversations.

Palette to Palate

Foodies take note! Come explore the art and artists who have elevated food to a work of art. Take in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that have inspired artists across centuries and cultures. 

Collectors and Patrons

The art world, through collecting and patronage, is a business. Experience our collections while considering the artistic innovations, networks and funding systems. Explore the Sarick Collection of Inuit Art; the Frum Collection of African Art; and the Thomson Collection of European and Canadian Art to learn how such impressive collections are built and sustained.

Love and Passion

Do you remember how you felt when you first fell in love? Love and passion are human emotions that artists have illustrated throughout time. Come discover the love stories in our collections.

Religion and Spirituality

Some say the genesis of art was in depicting the divine. Join us for a journey though the world’s faiths and the visual depictions of story, myth and spirit. From the deeply religious paintings of Canadian artist William Kurelek to masks made for ceremony by artists in West and Central Africa, an exploration of the AGO’s collection reveals diverse artistic expressions of faith.

Art and Healing

Artists were among the first to engage in autopsies in order to better understand and draw the human body. From delicately rendered figures to the elaborate depictions of the mind’s eye, come and investigate how art has been used to explore body and mind.


Private Art Talks

Visiting a special exhibition? Book a private Art Talk and have an AGO educator bring our current special exhibition to life. Learn the story behind the canvas before enjoying a self-guided visit of an AGO special exhibition.

Art talks are held in either the historic Grange Library or the state-of-the-art Weston Family Learning Centre, and can accommodate groups of up to 80 people.

Available for $400 per group. Fees include room rental, education officer and HST. Fees do not include Gallery admission.

 

Book a visit with your group today!

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Post Secondary and Adult English Language Learning (ELL) Groups

The AGO welcomes instructors and professors to make the Gallery their classroom. 

All private tours can be customized to enhance specific course content or to explore a particular exhibition or thematic area. Gallery tours are led by professional educators trained by the AGO's department of Public Programming and Learning. Please see our list of popular tours and exhibitions for more ideas.

All college, university and ELL groups who are visiting during class time receive discounted rates on private gallery tours.

External Lecturers

Due to the high volume of group visits, those who intend to lecture in the gallery must book their visit in advance through AGO Group Sales. Contact groupsales@ago.ca for more information or to confirm your booking.

Tour Operators

We offer special group rates, meal packages and other services for Tour Operators and Travel Agents bringing groups to the AGO. Please contact groupsales@ago.ca for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

GROUP VISITS FAQ

Are there discounted prices for groups?

Yes. Groups of 10 or more paid tickets are eligible for a group discount of 20%. Please refer to the price list for details.

Do I need to pay for Gallery admission if I book a Private Tour or Art Talk?

Yes. The cost for the Private Tour or Art Talk is additional to Gallery admission.

There are AGO Members in my group, do they need to pay for admission?

AGO Members can enter the Gallery using their Membership Card. Member tickets do not count towards the minimum of 10 paid tickets required for the group discount.

What is an Adult or Post - Secondary Group?

An Adult or Post-Secondary group is 10 or more individuals who are 18 years of age and older. Groups of 10 or more paid tickets are eligible for a group discount of 20%. Please refer to the price list on our website for detail.

Does free admission for visitors 25 and under apply to Adult or Post - Secondary Groups?

Yes. Individuals between the age of 18-25 can sign up for the Annual Pass to enter the museum for free. When making your group booking, please provide a detailed breakdown of paid tickets, Members, and Annual Pass holders. The 20% group discount is only available for groups of 10 or more paid tickets.

Individuals in my group have an AGO Membership or an Annual Pass. Can they enter for free?

Yes. AGO Members and Annual Pass holders are able to enter for free when visiting as part of a group.When making your group booking, please provide a detailed breakdown of paid tickets, Members, and Annual Pass holders. The 20% group discount is only available for groups of 10 or more paid tickets.

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