Summer Group Visits

EXPERIENCE THE AGO THIS SUMMER

Special Summer prices and programs for groups - July 2 to August 30!

Are you looking for a fun and creative experience this summer for a group of children and youth? Camps, daycares, tour groups, look no further – visit the AGO! Escape the heat and enjoy cool art through interactive programs in our kid-friendly spaces.

Before submitting your booking request, please see our Summer group visits booking guidelines

COST

Self-guided Visits

$175 per group of 30

Guided Visits

$250 per group of 30

 

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Ages 4 to 8

AGO Highlights

Explore key works from the AGO Collection including works by Indigenous artists, and works from our African, European, Contemporary and Canadian Collections. This highlight tour will also explore works by – Vija Celmins ( on view from May 4th to August 5th, 2019) and Brian Jungen: Friendship Center ( on view from June 20th – August 25th, 2019).

Art as Storytelling

This tour begins with reading a children's book to set the stage for exploring original works of art followed by games and activities in our galleries.

Ages 9 to 17

AGO Highlights

Explore key works from the AGO Collection including works by Indigenous artists, and works from our African, European, Contemporary and Canadian Collections. This highlight tour will also explore works by – Vija Celmins ( on view from May 4th to August 5th, 2019) and Brian Jungen: Friendship Center ( on view from June 20th – August 25th, 2019).

Canada Through Art

Take a journey across Canada and discover its peoples, places, and everything in between.

 

Booking Guidelines for Summer Group Visits

GROUP SUPERVISION

For safety and security, a minimum number of adult supervisors is required to accompany each group (please see below for details). There is no charge for the required number of adult supervisors. Additional adults will be charged the student rate. Groups arriving without the required number of supervisors may be denied entry. Adult supervisors are required to stay with their groups for the duration of the visit. Appropriate behaviour is the sole responsibility of the adult supervisors.

Supervision Ratio – Adults to Children/Youth
Ages 4 to 8 - 1:5
Ages 9 to 11 - 1:8
Ages 12 to 13 - 1:10
Ages 14 to 16 - 1:15

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

A deposit is due upon booking to confirm reservations for the following visit types: guided gallery visits and self-guided visits of surcharged exhibitions. There is no deposit required for self-guided visits.
All visits must be paid in full on the day of visit. The AGO accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit, cash or cheque. Please make all cheques payable to Art Gallery of Ontario.

CHANGES

Changes to the number of students participating in your program will be accepted up to two (2) weeks prior to the day of visit.

CANCELLATIONS

Notice of cancellation must be received in writing at the AGO via fax or email. If a cancellation is received less than two (2) weeks prior to the day of visit, the AGO shall retain in full the deposit outlined in the above payment schedule. The client acknowledges and agrees that the aforementioned cancellation charges are not a penalty and the charges represent a genuine and reasonable estimate of costs, expenses and or losses incurred by the AGO.

 

SUMMER GROUP VISITS FAQ

What is a Summer Group Visit?

A summer group visit is 10 or more visitors (Age 5 to 17) led by a supervisor and chaperones.

Does free admission for 25 and under apply to school groups?

No. Summer group pricing is based on a per group rate. Group visits include more than just access to the AGO: expedited check-in, group lunch space, free coat and bag check, as well as materials, tours and art making activities designed by our educators. There’s also a dedicated group entrance and space for your bus to drop off and pick up students to ensure the logistics of your trip go smoothly.

For more information about summer group programs and rates, please call 416-979-6608 or email GroupSales@ago.ca.

Do I require a booking in order to visit with my summer group?

Yes. In order to ensure space and the best possible experience for your group, you must register in advance. Groups who do not have a booking will be denied entry. In order to book your summer group please complete a booking form.

Bookings must be made at least three (3) weeks prior to the date of a guided gallery visit and at least three (3) days prior to the date of a self-guided visit.

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