CMAG Families


Children from 4 to 10 years of age are always catered for at CMAG’s MakerSpace. The MakerSpace links works of art in the CMAG and Nolan Collections to engaging artmaking activities. Free, parental supervision required.


CMAG’s library of children’s literature is for families with children to enjoy. The ReaderSpace links CMAG exhibitions, significant events and children’s books. Free, parental supervision required.

NAIDOC week 2020

To celebrate NAIDOC week this year, CMAG partnered with Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural Services to create the Ngunawal Story Time project. Ngunawal stories told by the late Ngunawal Elder Don Bell are read by his grandson Jai and are bought to life in a stop motion animation.

The following children's books - Mununja the Butterfly and Dyirri the Frog and The Swan are available for purchase at CMAG reception and online at

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World Environment Day 2020

Friday 5 June is World Environment Day. As many people around the world continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s World Environment Day is a reminder that human health is linked to the health of the planet. It’s time to reimagine our relationship with the natural world. CMAG is celebrating World Environment Day by inviting CMAG children to participate. Inspired by the theme of nature, we have created Leaf Art, an early childhood online learning resource. This activity was inspired by the award winning children’s picture book Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. Leaf draws on themes about the environment and prejudice against those who seem different. Please click here for a story time session with the author. You can find out more about the book here and here.

Children’s Trail

Families with children can enjoy the exhibition Sidney Nolan’s St Kilda: Memory and Modernism by accessing a Children’s Trail on CMAG’s Instagram Stories via your own device. Alternatively, click here to view the Children’s Trail.

You can share your creative responses with us @canberramuseumandgallery #SidneyNolan.