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Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home

Our popular Family Day is back for April!
Join us for a day of fun and creativity for the whole whānau.

Come to City Gallery Wellington and discover art activities, encounters and pop-ups.

The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?

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Saturday 22 April | 11am - 4pm

Come together to cut some shapes, we’re kicking off Family Day with a rave! Get your energy and creativity flowing with music from Bangerz for Bubs.

Kids Rave

11am – 11.30am | Foyer

Drop in and join our instrument making activity. Work with us to create paper trumpets, rainmakers, and more. Give voice to your creativity with your very own sound.  

Instrument Making

11am – 4pm | Drop-in | Boardroom

What lies beneath the surface and your imagination? Your dark, blank page is all possibilities! Scratch away your design to reveal hidden colour and brightness. 

Rainbow Etching

11am – 4pm | Drop-in | Education Studio

Become an art explorer by joining one our tour guides to look closely at one artwork. Encounter art together as we tell stories about, ask questions, and look to discover more.

Art Encounter Jr,

11.45am – 12.15pm & 2pm 2.30pm

Join us for this very special tour of Reuben Paterson: The Only Dream Left and see what other children think about the artworks he’s created.  

Children's Tour

12.30pm – 1pm

Get comfortable and cosy under The Golden Bearing and listen to some of our favourite stories.


1.15pm – 2pm  | Foyer

There are hidden stories everywhere in the Gallery and it’s up to you to tell them in this fun, improvised adventure. Look together with our storytellers and help an artwork come to life.

Improv Storytime 

2.30 – 3pm

End your Family Day by bathing in a soothing soundscape with Bangerz for Bubz. After a day of making and fun, enjoy this gentle session to pull your creativity back to you and re-energise.  

Kids Relaxing Soundscape

3.15pm – 4pm 

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