Ways to Visit

There are 3 easy ways to visit for free all year! Join the AGO Community today.

Get a full year of unlimited access to the AGO Collection and all special exhibitions with a Membership, a $40 Annual Pass, or a free Annual Pass. Learn more below.

Click on one of the options below to learn more. Art for an entire year also makes a great gift. Purchase a Gift Membership or a Gift Annual Pass.

AP + Membership offering


AGO Members receive free unlimited admission to the AGO Collection and all special exhibitions, PLUS special benefits like Members-only Previews, free coat check, lounge access, discounts and more. Join now and help the AGO achieve its mission of bringing art, audiences and learning together, and opening its doors wider than ever.



Learn more about the AGO Annual Pass.

Annual Pass FAQs

What is the difference between an AGO Membership and an Annual Pass?

Annual Passes are available to anyone age 25 and over. They guarantee free admission to the AGO Collection and all exhibitions for twelve months. Ontario youth aged 14 to 24 are eligible for a free Annual Pass.

AGO Membership offers free admission and a wide variety of benefits not available to Annual Pass holders, including Members’ only exhibition previews, access to the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge, free coat check, and discounts in shopAGO, AGO Bistro, courses and ticketed programs. Members also have pride in knowing that their support allows the AGO – a registered non-profit charity -- to fulfill its mandate to ensure access to art for all.

Will I receive my AGO Annual Pass right away?

The pass will be emailed to save on your phone (in an app like Wallet), but it may take some time to be processed. Passholders who don’t have a mobile phone can stop by the AGO’s Welcome Desk and present a photo I.D. to obtain a general admission ticket for entry.

Can someone else use my pass?

AGO Annual Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

How much am I saving by buying an Annual Pass?

An Annual Pass is only $10 more than the cost of a single visit, and it’s valid for twelve months of unlimited entry.

Does the AGO Annual Pass give me access to AGO programs and events?

Programs and events that are included in general admission are free to AGO Annual Passholders, both paid and free. As is the case now, some programs and events are separately ticketed and/or surcharged, but this information is publicized in advance.

As an Annual Passholder can I bring adult guests?

No. Annual Passholders have no guest privileges. If you are interested in bringing guests, please consider our membership program.

Do individuals under age 25 get their own digital pass?

Admission is always free for everyone under age 10 and they do not require a pass or single-visit ticket.

Admission is free for youth aged 10 to 17 from Ontario with the booking of a youth single-visit ticket. Ontario youth aged 14 to 24 are eligible for a free Annual Pass and require a valid email address to sign up.

Youth aged 10 to 17 not from Ontario can enter with a $15 youth single-visit ticket. Youth aged 14 to 24 not from Ontario can purchase a $40 Annual Pass, with a valid email address.

What is the price if you don’t have an Annual Pass?

A single-visit ticket for adults is $30. An AGO Annual Pass is only $10 more and includes unlimited access for an twelve months.

What kind of ID can I show to prove that I am under 25 if I don’t have a driver’s license?

Any government issued ID with a photo will be accepted, e.g. OHIP card, passport, PR card, or Ontario Photo Card.

How old do children need to be to come to the AGO on their own?

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I gift an Annual Pass to someone? How does that work?

You can purchase an Annual Pass as a gift in person at the AGO or online at ago.ca. Free Annual Passholders must be residents of Ontario and under 25. Please allow time for processing.



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