National Gallery of Victoria -Plans For The Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids
If you ever want to watch your children actively engage with art then Plans For The Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids at the NGV is the place to go. Each child (or child at heart) gets to create art that will be projected on the wall and come up with their own ideas for making the earth a better place.
NGV – National Gallery of Victoria
The NGV is always a special place for kids starting with making wishes in the outside fountain (don’t forget to bring a few spare coins) and sticking little fingers into the waterfall wall at the front door.
The Children’s Gallery is just to the right of the front entrance so very east access with plenty of room for prams.
There are also family restrooms with change tables, quiet feeding space and microwave right next to the Children’s Gallery.
Plans For The Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids
The current exhibit, Plans For The Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids, starts with each child receiving their very own card that brings up new animation at each flower stop.
The kids can draw trees that ‘plants’ onto the large screen in the gallery and make little movies of themselves. Watch out you don’t step in the lava on the floor!
If you and the kids want to explore more of the galleries don’t forget to grab an NGV Kids Activity Sheet to take with you.
If you need a little rest break head into the Great Hall and have a lay down on one of the comfy ottomans to take in the glorious stained-glass ceiling by Leonard French.
When the kids need to run of some energy, head outside to the sculpture garden complete with plenty of chairs and tables for outside dining and a climbing structure.
There are many child friendly food options at the Gallery Kitchen and Tea Room on site. You are also welcome to bring a picnic to eat outside. No food or drink is allowed to be consumed inside the galleries. There are also loads of restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops just steps away on Southbank along the river.
There is limited street parking and in the Arts Centre car park but with Flinders Street Station right across the bridge, public transport is the easiest way to go.
NGV – 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Plans For The Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids Exhibit on until 3 October 2021
General Entry including the Children’s Gallery is Free and no ticket is required.
Special Collections require tickets.
*Guest contributor: Clara Batton Smith, Melbourne
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