Ahh spring break, that time of year when the kids get a full two weeks off school.
Of course, it’s great when you don’t have to worry about doing the school run or picking your child up from the sitter’s. But oftentimes it can be tough to come up with new and exciting ideas of where to bring the kids in Vancouver to have some fun.
They’ve had their fill of parks, and they’re tired of their games at home. They want something new. As it happens, the Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting its very own Spring Break event for families from Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 23 (between 12 and 4 pm).
The Gallery’s Weekly Family Programs will be running alongside a new activity each day, exploring the current exhibit Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg and Murakami’s creative process as a whole. This colourful, culturally-enriching exhibition is running at the Gallery until May 6, showcasing more than 50 works spanning three decades of the artist’s career.
Help your kids develop their own appreciation of art and culture this spring break with the team of Art Agents at Vancouver Art Gallery by participating in an art scavenger hunt, quizzes, and conversations relating to what your family sees on display.
Get creative at The Making Place, which offers exploration-based making activities for kids that are inspired by the materials and processes that you see in the exhibitions. You’ll take inspiration from Murakami’s works ‘Flowers, Flowers, Flowers’ (2010) and ‘Waterfall Appears in the Ocean! In Its Midst, Kraken!’ (2018), the latter of which was created for this exhibit.
Spring Break events will be free for children under the age of 12 when accompanied by an adult.
When: March 19 to 23
Time: 12- 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street
Price: FREE for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult | Free for Gallery Members| $24 adults (including tax) – Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery