Available during Opening Hours, Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm 

Drop into CMAG after ice skating and enjoy CMAG’s ReaderSpace where you will find winter themed children’s literature and a cosy reading nook decorated with cascading snowflakes. A larger than life-size ice skate will provide the young and young at heart with a cute wintry photo op. 

Free, parental supervision required. 

Snap a photo and share your images with us @canberramuseumandgallery #WinterInTheCity #CityRenewalCBR #CMAGFamilies 

Image Courtesy City Renewal Authority

NAIDOC week 2021

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

#NAIDOC2021 #HealCountry

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.