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Birthday Parties

Book now for the best birthday party ever! The Gallery offers specially designed birthday parties with hands-on art activities and an interactive child-friendly Gallery tour. These birthday parties are great for kids as young as 4 years old.

Choose two great art-making activities suitable for any age:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Sculpture

Following an introduction about "What's an Art Gallery", each party will begin with a tour of an exhibition in the Gallery that relates to the chosen art-making theme, and will be dependent on current exhibitions on display. After the tour, party go-ers return to the studio to create their hands-on art projects. The remainder of time is allotted to food and gifts.

Important details:

  • Parties are 2 hours (please note that the Gallery opens at 10am on Saturdays and 12pm on Sundays).
  • For up to 12 children: fee is $150+HST and includes admission, guided tour, two facilitated art activities, and use of facilities, including studio space and access to fridge and freezer.
  • For 13 - 20 children: fee is $250+HST and includes the above with two staff facilitators.
  • Please bring with you: food, drink, utensils or decorations.
  • Thinking of bringing candles? Due to the sensitivity of our sprinkler systems in the Gallery, we strongly recommend using a single number candle.

Cancellation policy:

  • Parties are paid in full upon booking either by credit card over the phone or in person at the information desk of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
  • Refunds for cancellations will be issued without penalty up to 3 weeks prior to the party.
  • There is a $65 non-refundable fee for cancellations of parties with up to 12 children, and a fee of $130 for parties with 13 – 20 children, within the period of 3 weeks prior to the party.