Programs for children and families


Join us for an afternoon of structured workshops, led by local artists
Jacqueline Bradley and Amelia Zaraftis, for children aged 4 to 12 years.

$5 per child (ACT M&G Members and eligible concession card holders
free), bookings open second Sunday of the month.

Sun 7 September, What’s in our Lake?

Sun 5 October, The Big Draw: It's Our World

Sun 2 November, Limber limbs

12.30–1.30 and 1.30–2.30 (4 to 8 years) and 2.30–3.30 (8 to 12 years)

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T IS FOR TODDLER: Waterworks

Wed 22, Thu 23 and Fri 24 October: 9.30–10.45am and 11.45am–1pm

Children aged 2-3 years and their carers will explore Lake Burley Griffin through water-based interactive play, runny paintings and a print in the CMAG studio. Dress for a messy splash!

$5 per child (ACT M&G Members and eligible concession card holders free); bookings are essential and open Sun 28 September, 12pm.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au


Wed 8 or Thu 9 October: 10am–2pm (5 to 12 years)

The Civic Merry-Go-Round was relocated to Canberra from St Kilda in Melbourne where artist Sidney Nolan grew up. View the world through the eyes of Nolan, make sketches, take photographs then go for a ride. This beloved past-time will be the starting point for a beautiful painted abstract work of art on canvas.

$20 (ACT M&G members $15), payment due by Wed 1 October.
Please bring a snack, lunch and a drink.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6207 3968 or cmagbookings@act.gov.au

Revive, restore, re-veg


Tue 7 October: 10am–2pm (5 to 8 years)
Wed 8 October: 10am-2pm (8 -12 year olds)

Get your hands dirty planting the Calthorpes’ House garden with the spring veggies that were grown and eaten by the Calthorpe family in early Canberra. Eat some hearty vegetable soup cooked on the wood stove.
Pot up a seedling and make an embossed plant tag to use in your
own patch at home.

$20 (ACT M&G members $15), payment by Wed 1 October.
Please bring your own drink, closed-toe shoes and
outdoor clothing required.

Information, bookings and RSVP
6235 5677or historicplacesbookings@act.gov.au

Activity table creative supplies

CMAG Children’s Activity Tables and Reading Corner

Children are always catered for with our Activity Table and Reading Corner.
The Activity Table helps 4 to 10 year olds access our collection through undirected play activities, and the Reading Corner provides a quiet
place in the City to catch on the latest children’s titles.

For: Families with 4 to 10 year olds
Cost: Free
NB: Parental supervision required


Click to view images of the Activity Table.

Past Programs




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