Preparing for your visit will ensure a more rewarding and enjoyable experience for students.

Bookings are essential for all school groups. We recommend booking at least three weeks in advance.

Pre-visit

Come to the Gallery before your excursion to develop a clear plan for your visit.

Choose what to do

There’s plenty to see and experience. We offer:

  • Free tours led by our experienced volunteer Gallery Guides. Or you can shape your own tour with a self-guided visit – you don’t have to be a specialist art teacher, just follow our simple tips.
  • Student programs and workshops.
  • Hands-on activities in The Studio themed to current exhibitions and displays.

Book

Bookings are required for all school groups, whether on a guided or self-guided visit.

Book online

If you need to cancel or you’re running late on the day, call 8 8207 7033.

Resources

Download and read some of our learning resources to prepare questions and activities.

Gallery Etiquette

Prepare your students by teaching them about gallery etiquette:

  • Look closely at works of art
  • Ask questions
  • Discover something new
  • Respect the works of art by not touching
  • Be mindful of other visitors
  • Pencils only
  • Food and drink cannot be consumed inside the galleries
  • Enjoy your visit

Curiosity Cards

Curiosity Cards are a great way to get students engage with the art they see. $14.95/pack from the Gallery Store. Curiosity Card sample

Arrival

Enter through the Fish Gates. If arriving by private bus, we recommend being dropped off along Kintore Avenue. Gallery Map

Sign in

Meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium. Here your Gallery Guide will sign you in and store your backpacks and belongings.

Divide up

Split your students into supervised groups. We recommend these ratios:
Preschool – year 2: 1 adult to 6 students
Years 3–7: 1 adult to 10 students
Years 8–12: 1 adult to 15 students

Bags

We recommend that students do not bring valuables and large school bags – perhaps share bags instead. We have limited storage and the security of high-value items cannot be guaranteed.

Lunch

Lunch can be eaten in the Sculpture Courtyard, but remember hats and sunscreen.

Photographs

We encourage non-flash photography to record and support discussion and learning back at school. You can take photographs for personal use in all areas of the Gallery unless signs say otherwise.

Mobility access

All areas of the Gallery are accessible by wheelchair. Disability toilets are in two locations. Find out more

Stay in touch

For resources, classroom suggestions and learning program updates for students and teachers, subscribe to the Education Enews and follow agsa.education on Instagram and Education at the Gallery on Facebook.

Send us photos

We’d love to see photos of your students engaging with works of art, participating in workshops or their works of art inspired by their visit. Email photos to learning@artgallery.sa.gov.au so we can share your outcomes with other educators. Caregiver permission for publicity purposes is required for student contributions.

The Gallery’s Learning and Educator programs are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department for Education.

The Gallery’s Learning and Educator programs are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department for Education.