Bring the family along to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for a day crammed with fun events!
When, Where & How Much...
About What’s on for Families at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Exhibition: Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics
Until 1 October | During opening hours | £7 Adults /£5 Conc./ £3 Children/ £15 Family Ticket (family of 4) Bringing all your favourite superheroes together in a fantastic exhibition. You can MARVEL at the displays, SWOOP into your own superhero costume, or be AMAZED at the artworks you discover. All in all, this exhibition is sure to excite comic book fans of all ages!
Exhibition: Burrell at Kelvingrove: Tapestries
6 Jul – Nov | During opening hours
With over 200 tapestries in the Burrell Collection, including majestic tapestries commissioned by kings and bishops and smaller domestic tapestries for the wealthy merchant classes, this exhibition showcases nine examples.
Every Fri| 11.30am–12pm | Under 2s
Sing songs and listen to stories, inspired from the artworks and animals, with your little ones.
Every Tue | 11.30am–12noon inside 12–12:30pm outside/all outside when sunny | Under 5s
Suggested donation £2 to RSPB
Join our group of toddler explorers to learn about animals and our natural world through stories, songs, crafts and outside play.
Mela at Kelvingrove
Sat 1 Jul | Performances 11am, 2pm, Family activity 11am–3pm
The Mela comes to Kelvingrove! Come and watch performances by local and international artists and take part in the family activity.
City birds under threat!
Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jul | 1–4pm | Suggested donation £1 to RSPB
House Sparrows, familiar garden friends, and Swifts, our summer visitors, are in decline and need our help. Join our activities to learn more about these little birds.
Sat 1 Jul–Thu 6 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Transform a picturesque French landscape from our gallery into a comicbook-style artwork.
Sat 8 Jul–Thu 13 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Be inspired by the animals from our Rainforest Object Cinema to create your own rainforest print.
The Injustice League
Sun 9 Jul | 12.30–1.30pm
LOOP Theatre proudly present The Injustice League Superhero Cleaners who will clear away injustice and polish up your smile.
The Great Big Heritage Bus Tour
Sat 15 Jul | 1.30–4pm
As part of the Great Big Heritage Bus Tour come to Kelvingrove and make a bird inspired by the birds in the Life Gallery.
Bat(man) and Robin Bobbins
Sun 15 Jul–Thu 20 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Find our bat and robin in the gallery to draw them and find out your favourite facts about them. Then, using craft materials, create your own Bat(man) or Robin Bobbin!
Teen Camp (3-day workshop)
Mon 17–Wed 19 Jul | 10.30am–4pm | £35 | Booking essential
Create your own comic inspired by our Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics exhibition and Kelvingrove’s displays over a four-day workshop! Lunch not provided. Parental consent essential. Call 0141 276 9505 to book.
Super Sci-Fi Cityscapes
Sun 22–Thu 27 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Make a picture your own Super Sci-Fi City using our Comics exhibition and other images from around the galleries as inspiration.
Sea Creature Sculptures
Sun 29 Jul–Thu 3 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Hear about how the rubbish we throw away is causing harm to our precious sea life and help us create sea creatures from the plastic we have found.
Through the Eagle’s Eye
Wed 3–Sun 6 Aug | 1–4pm
Suggested donation £1 to RSPB
Birds of prey are beautiful predators. Join our activities to learn more about them and where you can see them in the wild.
Sun 5–Thu 10 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Take a look at the amazing pastel drawings by Joan Eardley and discover what some are drawn on! Create your own drawing of children on this very unusual material!
Carved Stone Balls
Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Where were these mysterious carved stone balls found? What might they have been used for? A chance to handle these ancient artefacts and play our guessing game.
Brilliant Buzzing Bees
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Come discover more about our honey bee hive. See some real honey bees in action and create your own bee artwork to take home.
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Make a special Eid card to give to your friends and family.
Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Have fun learning about dinosaur times, then draw your dinosaur to add to our giant prehistoric landscape.
Make your own Totem Pole
Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Explore our wildlife galleries to learn more about Native American spirit animals and create your own family totem pole.
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Come take a close look at our amazing Aboriginal painting and create your own journey artwork.
Expression and Art
Fri 22–Mon 25 Sep| 1.30–4pm
Why does one painting seem happy while another seems sad? Create your own picture to show how you’re feeling Inspired by some of the expressive art in the galleries.
Sat 30 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Make a superhero mask inspired by the animals in the Kelvingrove Life Gallery and the superheroes featured in the Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics exhibition.
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.