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Schools and Teachers

Learn, create, explore and be inspired through art.

The AGO offers great learning programs and professional development opportunities for schools and teachers, including a collection of online teacher resources.

You’ll find news and information about pre- and post-visit activities for you and your class, details about educational tours at the AGO, as well as downloadable materials with inside information about specific artists and special exhibitions.

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Visiting the AGO with your Class? Here's what you need to know.

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Book a visit to the AGO with your class. Enjoy our permanent collection or special exhibitions, guided tours, artmaking programs and more.

Find resources and activities you can use in your classroom to help students build visual literacy and develop their skills in observation, interpretation, critical thinking and creativity.

As a leader in museum and art education, the AGO School and Teacher Programs team is dedicated to creating pedagogical spaces that encourage creativity, enhance visual literacy and facilitate the development of critical thinking.


The Teachers' Access Program offers Ontario teachers an enhanced level of engagement with the Gallery.

Registration for AGO TAP is FREE with a valid Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) card or proof that you are a full time teacher




AGO TAP benefits include

  • FREE (same day) general admission 
  • Subscription to the Educators' eNewsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive teachers' events and previews
  • Advance notice of special school tours and programming
  • AGO Teachers resources and activities that you can use in the classroom to help students build visual literacy and develop their skills in observation, interpretation, critical thinking and creativity.

If you have any questions about the AGO's Teachers' Access Program please contact us via email at


How do I receive my complimentary General Admission ticket through the Teachers’ Access Program?

To receive your free General Admission ticket to the AGO after you have registered in AGO TAP, present your valid OCT card and photo ID at the AGO ticket desk. Please allow 72 hours for activation of new AGO TAP registrations.

What do I bring to the Gallery?

Please bring a valid OCT card and photo ID.

Can I bring any guests into the gallery for free with the Teachers’ Access Program?

There is a limit of one General Admission ticket per registered AGO TAP teacher per day. Ticket cannot be transferred or sold. No cash value.

Can I receive a ticket for a future date?

Tickets issued through AGO TAP are only valid for the same day.

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