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Take a staycation at the AGO

July 8th, 2019

Family Flashlight Tours. Image by the AGO.

Staying at home with the kids this summer? Why not spend your days at the AGO? With the new Annual Pass, it costs families just $35 per adult for unlimited visits to the AGO all summer long! Plus, we’re air-conditioned. Just sayin’.

Try if you dare to see the entire AGO Collection and all special exhibitions throughout the summer months. Bring the sports lover to the Brian Jungen Friendship Centre exhibition on all summer long in the Sam & Ayala Zacks Pavilion. Admire totem poles made of golf bags, Indigenous masks made of Nike Air Jordans, a blanket series made from professional sports jerseys, all within a life-sized basketball court. For the curious, we invite you to enter the magical world of Yayoi Kusama with a visit to the AGO’s INFINITY MIRROR ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER or grab a flashlight and take a tour of the Thomson Collection of Ship Models.

Love being outside but can’t beat the heat? While you’re here, pop out back. Grange Park has towering trees for a shady rest and a splash pad to cool off the youngins, all just steps from the AGO’s South Entrance. While you’re there, ponder the monumental work of Henry Moore’s Large Two Forms or spend some time with the cute dogs of Grange Park. And if you’re feeling creative, you can even paint together in the park!

Has all that art viewing worked up an appetite? Pop into caféAGO for some snack or lunch options. And did we mention all kids five and under eat free? Spend a minimum of $15 before tax and feed two little ones for free, because you can’t go wrong with Mac ‘n’ Cheese. AGO Bistro also offers a beautifully curated menu for brunch, lunch and dinner options. After a long day of exploring the Gallery, enjoy excellent drinks from the cocktail menu or end the day on a sweet note with a treat from the dessert menu.

There’s so much for you and your whole family to enjoy at the AGO this summer. We can’t wait to see you!

Admission to the AGO Collection and all special exhibitions is always free for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass holders and visitors 25 and under. For more information, please visit the website.

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