What’s on for Families at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Bring the family along to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for a day crammed with fun events!

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What’s on for Families at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
About What’s on for Families at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Ongoing Events


Rainforest Explorer Backpacks
Drop in \ All Family \ Available daily during museum opening hours
Pick up a backpack to complete our activity trail! Use the binoculars, torch, compass and magnifying glass to enhance your adventure.

Every Tuesday: RSBP: Tweeting Toddlers
Drop in \ Age 1–4yrs \ Suggested donation £3 \ 11.30am–12.30pm
An exciting group for toddlers and carers, with animal-themed songs, stories and activities. Meet on the Glasgow map in Scotland’s Wildlife Gallery.

Every Friday: Toddler Time at Kelvingrove
Drop in \ Age 1–4yrs \ Free \ 11.30am - 12.30pm
Join us for fun in the galleries with songs, rhymes and stories. Sessions take inspiration from artworks and animals on display.

Most Weekends: The RSPB at Kelvingrove
Drop in \ 1pm - 4pm
You'll find RSPB Glasgow holding events every weekend at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 1pm - 4pm! Click here for more information »

Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed
14th May - 4th September \ As per opening hours \ £5/£3, Under 16s Free
Unravel the mystery of Ancient Egyptian animal mummies. From crocodiles to cats and jackals to birds, discover how the Egyptians used the animal mummies as gifts for the gods. Discover why animals were so important to the Egyptians and what lies beneath the bandages of the mummies through X-rays and CT scans. Find out how Victorian explorers led the discovery, excavation, collection and research into this little-known subject.

June Family Events


Saturday 25th: Akt – The Inundation: Music/Dance/Theatre Performance
12noon–2pm \ FREE, drop in
The Summer Solstice was an important time in Ancient Egypt. It marked the return of the Star of Sirius, which rose just before the sun on the day of the solstice. It was symbolic of the return of the goddess Isis from the Underworld and marked the beginning of Akt, the season of the Inundation when the River Nile gradually flooded – a season of happiness, light and plenty.
Our performance will depict stories of the Gods and culminate in the flooding of the Nile – complete with live music and performances from ‘Indepen-dance’ performing arts group.

July Family Events


Holiday Programme – Wild Homes with the RSPB
Until Sun 14 Aug | Mon, Tue & Thu outside in Kelvingrove park, Sat & Sun in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum | 1–4pm | Suggested donation £2

Mini Masterpieces
Sat 2–Thu 7 Jul | 1.30–4pm

Treasure Trove Finds Event
Sat 9 Jul | 11am–3pm

Printing Rainforest Creatures
Sat 9–Thu 14 Jul | 1.30–4pm

Mela at Kelvingrove (06)
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Jul | 11am–12pm & 2–4pm

Pole to Pole (09)
Mon 18–Thu 21 Jul & Sat 30 Jul–Thu 4 Aug | 1.30–4pm

Great Big Heritage Bus Tour (08)
Sat 23 Jul | 11am–4pm

Animal Mummies
Sat 23–Thu 28 Jul | 1.30–4pm

August Family Events


Holiday Programme – Wild Homes with the RSPB
Until Sun 14 Aug | Mon, Tue & Thu outside in Kelvingrove park, Sat & Sun in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum | 1–4pm | Suggested donation £2


Explore our creative programme of activities for all the family!


Glasgow Museums welcomes families and children of all ages and all our venues are FREE to visit.

Our displays and exhibitions are designed with families in mind, so you’ll always find something interesting to explore when you visit. This event lists activities for families with children up to 12 years old.
They are FREE unless otherwise stated.

The activities listed here are for family groups and children. If you would like to arrange a visit for an organized group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for What’s on for Families at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or Glasgow Museums

The Search for Schueler

The Search for Schueler

01 March 2016 - 31 December 2016
To mark the centenary of the birth of American artist Jon Schueler, Kelvingrove will display painting, The Search.
Castles, Battles and Bridges: John Clerk of Eldin’s Scotland

Castles, Battles and Bridges: John Clerk of Eldin’s Scotland

01 May 2016 - 20 December 2016
See several etchings of Scotland by John Clerk of Eldin in the Castles, Battles and Bridges exhibition at Kelvingrove!
Deep in the Heart of Your Brain

Deep in the Heart of Your Brain

20 May 2016 - 13 November 2016
Deep in the Heart of Your Brain is an exciting solo exhibition by Jacqueline Donachie at GoMA!
Fizzers: 10 Year of Caricatures

Fizzers: 10 Year of Caricatures

27 May 2016 - 26 March 2017
Movie stars and musicians, sporting heroes and TV personalities star in the Fizzers exhibition at the People's Palace!
Adrian McMurchie @ Kelvingrove Art Galleries

Adrian McMurchie @ Kelvingrove Art Galleries

06 August 2016 - 30 October 2016
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01 September 2016 - 31 December 2016
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What’s on at Riverside Museum

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01 September 2016 - 31 December 2016
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What’s on at The Gallery of Modern Art

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01 September 2016 - 31 December 2016
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What’s on at The People’s Palace

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01 September 2016 - 31 December 2016
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Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

27 September 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

30 September 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Adult Art Class

Adult Art Class

01 October 2016
Take part in Kelvingrove's hands-on workshop to create an artwork inspired by The Wassail Gesso panels!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

04 October 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

07 October 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

11 October 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

14 October 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
In the Glasgow Style

In the Glasgow Style

18 October 2016 - 20 October 2016
Explore the motifs which run through Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work in this art session at Kelvingrove!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

18 October 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

21 October 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

25 October 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28 October 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

01 November 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

04 November 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

08 November 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

11 November 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

15 November 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

18 November 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

22 November 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
An audience with Jodi Picoult

An audience with Jodi Picoult

25 November 2016
Join Jodi Picoult as she discusses her new book 'Small Great Things' at the Kelvingrove Museum on November 25th!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

25 November 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

29 November 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

02 December 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

06 December 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

09 December 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

13 December 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

16 December 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

20 December 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

23 December 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

27 December 2016
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

30 December 2016
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!

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