Children, Families, & Youth

Pushing the boundaries and challenging expectations: the Aga Khan Museum offers youth opportunities to explore and engage through school programs, workshops, artist residencies, and special performances.

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Make the Aga Khan Museum a favourite family destination. With a constantly changing roster of programs, events, and exhibitions, the Museum will ensure your visit is always a new adventure.


Available daily during Museum hours.

Use the materials in your Kit to launch your own family exploration of the galleries. Go on a creature hunt, complete a pattern, or write your own adventure story. Pick up a Kit at the front desk anytime, free with admission to the galleries. Designed for families with children between the ages of 5 and 12. Adult accompaniment is required.


Every Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Free with admission to the galleries.

Sundays are Family Days at the Aga Khan Museum. Drop into our classrooms to participate in art games, solve puzzles, or make a fantastic animal mask. Designed for families with children between the ages of 5 and 12. Adult accompaniment is required.


Monday, February 20, 12 - 4 pm

Join us for hands-on family fun in our Education Centre from 12 to 4 pm! Create your own Museum-worthy art inspired by the colours and patterns in Contemporary Persians and Syria: A Living History. Free with Museum admission. Designed for children aged 5–12. Adult accompaniment required


Packed with activities for kids between the ages of 6 and 12, our Summer Camps are offered for both “junior” and “senior” age groups in four exciting sessions this July and August. This year, the Aga Khan Museum invites campers to travel the fabled Silk Routes, explore art and architecture hands-on, learn to express themselves and make a difference through storytelling, and more during each fun-filled week. Campers make friends and develop new skills as they explore the Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions, while learning about science, art, history, and design.

Museum Marvels (Jr. and Sr.)
Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13, 9 am–4 pm

Art for Action (Jr. and Sr.)
Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, 9 am–4 pm

Scribe On (Jr. and Sr.)
Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3, 9 am–4 pm

Build It (Jr. and Sr.)
Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17, 9 am–4 pm


Make digital music inspired by the Museum! Instructor Chris Ak takes the lead in this workshop designed especially for youth ages 14–16. Enjoy an introduction to such topics as podcast and soundscape creation. Then, test out our tech while you arrange your own musical masterpieces!


Watch artists create, teach, learn, and present during their short-term residencies at the Aga Khan Museum. While in residence, artists may participate in panel discussions and lecture demonstrations, and take part in the Hive Jam Sessions with local artists.


The Aga Khan Museum’s Education and Scholarly Programs and Performing Arts Departments jointly present live performances tailored for school audiences. Prepare yourself for new sights and sounds — and a new understanding of world cultures.


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