Art Gallery of South Australia

Adelaide, SA

Where are we going?

Art Gallery of South Australia
221 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

8 8207 7000

What is there to do?

Art is such a GREAT thing to inspire creativity in kids, so why not spend the day at the Art Gallery of South Australia, where you can explore one of the great art collections in the entire country!

The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded all the way back in 1881 - imagine how many kids have been inspired in all those years! (Quite a few we imagine!)

The art gallery is also houses in one of the most beautiful buildings in Adelaide, so before you walk in you're already appreciating a work of art!

You might want to allow some time in this amazing gallery because they have a collection of over 38,000 works! These all originated from all over the globe - from Europe, Australia, Asia and even North America, so kids can really get a sense of the different cultures that we have on our planet too!

Did you know that art isn't just paintings? Not at all! Art can come in all forms (that's why it's so fun! There's no right or wrong). At the Art Gallery of South Australia, you can explore photographs, drawings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, and even metalwork. Each piece will encourage kids to explore their own artistic expression! 

This art gallery KNOWS how important art is for kids, so they have a number of special workshops and events where they can really get hands on with the art world. the START Art Club is just for kids - and it's FREE to join!

It's held on the first Sunday of every month, and is a great way for kids aged 5 to 10, and their families, to be introduced to all things art.

The Studio is a fun hands-on activity space for all ages, and Storytelling is held every Sunday in the Art Gallery Shop and lets kids explore another world filled with fascinating characters!

The Art Gallery of South Australia is so much more than art! It's a way for kids to be creative, express themselves, and get inspired! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free! Some exhibitions have a charge

Children: Free! Some exhibitions have a charge


Need a little extra help?

Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Just ask at the Information Desks for assistance. Wheelchairs can also be borrowed while visiting the Art Gallery and are available from the North Terrace main entrance.


When can we go?

10am - 5pm

All year round, but closed December 25th


I’m Hungry!

The award-winning Art Gallery Restaurant is open every day from 10 am to 4.30 pm and you can enjoy breakfast or lunch there

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options in the restaurant - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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