Past kids programs

Just be Your Selfie
Kids Exhibition

Just be Your Selfie

30 Nov 2022 — 29 Jan 2023

Join us this summer as we transform our Exhibition Gallery into a hands-on portrait studio for young makers.

Celebrate Your Selfie
Kids Event

Celebrate Your Selfie

28 Jan 2023 — 28 Jan 2023

Kids, come and take over the Gallery… it’s time to Celebrate Your Selfie at this exclusive Gallery party!

Imagine This...
Kids Exhibition

Imagine This...

16 Jul 2022 — 03 Oct 2022

Imagine a flower...
Imagine a car...
Imagine a bird...

Bunkasaurus
Kids Event

Bunkasaurus

27 Jun 2022 — 08 Jul 2022

Award-winning Bunk Puppets, creators of ‘Swamp Juice’ and ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’, present this raucous, new, all-ages adventure!

Perception Deception
Kids Exhibition

Perception Deception

25 Feb 2022 — 12 Jun 2022

Does your brain play tricks on you? Is my reality the same as yours?

Four Days of Fun
Kids Event

Four Days of Fun

11 Apr 2022 — 14 Apr 2022

Join us in the Ipswich Community Gallery for Four Days of Fun!

Built for Speed
Kids Exhibition

Built for Speed

03 Dec 2021 — 06 Feb 2022

Start your engines... Built for Speed is back! Thrills, spills and awesome crashes are guaranteed!

LightPlay for Kids
Kids Exhibition

LightPlay for Kids

02 Aug 2021 — 31 Oct 2021

Enter the dazzling world of LightPlay where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them!

LightPlay Baby & Toddler
Kids Event

LightPlay Baby & Toddler

03 Aug 2021 — 29 Oct 2021

Calling all babies and toddlers! Come and enjoy an exciting experience in the LightPlay exhibition space.

On the Move
Kids Exhibition

On the Move

27 Feb 2021 — 18 Jul 2021

Enter an interactive transport world created in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock.

Treasure Hunt
Kids Event

Treasure Hunt

23 Jun 2021 — 10 Jul 2021

Experience the thrill of discovery these school holidays!

Colour: See the world in a new light
Kids Exhibition

Colour: See the world in a new light

12 Jun 2020 — 31 Aug 2020

See colour as you’ve never seen it before!

Ball run
Kids Exhibition

Ball run

02 Dec 2019 — 16 Feb 2020

Unleash your inner engineer with the return of the popular Ball Run – an awesome hands-on activity within Construction Site Summer Fun.

Tapescape
Kids Exhibition

Tapescape

02 Dec 2019 — 16 Feb 2020

Back bigger and better! Come and experience playing in the unique, immersive, multi-sensory STEM environment of the TapeScape!

Construction Site Summer Fun
Kids Exhibition

Construction Site Summer Fun

02 Dec 2019 — 16 Feb 2020

Visit Construction Site for awesome, hands-on summer fun the whole family can enjoy.

Make a Scribble Machine
Kids Event

Make a Scribble Machine

01 Jul 2019 — 12 Jul 2019

Make your own motorised scribble machine and take it home to keep!

Playing with Light
Kids Exhibition

Playing with Light

01 Dec 2018 — 28 Apr 2019

Step out of the darkness and into Playing with Light. This full-body interactive exhibition explores our big bright, colourful world full of light, lasers and lenses.

Make a Shadow Puppet
Kids Event

Make a Shadow Puppet

11 Sep 2018 — 11 Oct 2018

Create your own moveable shadow puppet!

Slapdash Galaxy: A Bunk Puppets Show
Kids Event

Slapdash Galaxy: A Bunk Puppets Show

22 Sep 2018 — 07 Oct 2018

Shadow puppets in space! Two brothers embark on an epic quest to find a new home planet.

Climbing Web
Kids Event

Climbing Web

31 Mar 2018 — 25 Apr 2018

Reach new heights these Easter school holidays at the Ipswich Art Gallery!

Built for Speed 2017
Kids Exhibition

Built for Speed 2017

17 Nov 2017 — 18 Feb 2018

Start your engines, Built for Speed is back! Thrills, spills and awesome crashes are guaranteed!

Loose Ends: Theatre for Families
Kids Event

Loose Ends: Theatre for Families

18 Sep 2017 — 01 Oct 2017

Experience extraordinary visual theatre, set in a wondrous tinkering heaven!

Play with Clay
Kids Event

Play with Clay

16 Sep 2017 — 29 Sep 2017

Get your hands dirty when you Play with Clay at our free drop-in workshops these school holidays.

The real thing

Jordana Maisie’s interactive kaleidoscope The real thing | in situ at the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2017.

Kids Exhibition

The real thing

20 Jul 2017 — 27 Aug 2017

Discover a kaleidoscope of epic proportions! Be mesmerized by the psychedelic imagery of The real thing a human-scaled, interactive kaleidoscope.

Towers of Tomorrow with Lego® Bricks

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Kids Exhibition

Towers of Tomorrow with Lego® Bricks

25 Mar 2017 — 09 Jul 2017

Be inspired by Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks, an exhibition where architecture meets creative play.

Swamp Juice
Kids Event

Swamp Juice

29 Mar 2016 — 09 Apr 2016

Bickering snails, neurotic snakes and opera singing mice… welcome to a swamp like no other!

Light Play 2015
Kids Exhibition

Light Play 2015

18 Jul 2015 — 30 Aug 2015

Enter the dazzling world of Light Play where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them!

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones
Kids Event

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones

21 Jun 2015 — 11 Jul 2015

Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a fun-filled hilarious, shadow-puppet show full of surprises, captivatingly performed by Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets.

Climbing Web 2015
Kids Event

Climbing Web 2015

21 Mar 2015 — 10 May 2015

Crafted by Evelyn Roth Festival Arts, the climbing web is a large-scale multi-coloured crocheted net suspended from the gallery ceiling.

Squaring the Wheel
Kids Event

Squaring the Wheel

08 Apr 2014 — 19 Apr 2014

A thingamabobbish theatre-circus family show which combines circus skills, clowning, puppetry, magic, strange contraptions, wacky mechanisms and unexpected music in a quirky and ingenious extravaganza.

Tape It!
Kids Event

Tape It!

15 Feb 2014 — 28 Feb 2014

Discover the art of expanded drawing at the interactive children’s exhibit Tape It!

Dreamer in the Deep
Kids Event

Dreamer in the Deep

16 Oct 2010 — 29 Oct 2010

Join the Dreamer’s quest to rescue a leafy sea dragon in this spectacular black-light puppet show for the whole family, Dreamer in the Deep.

Disco Puppy: Stayin' Alive
Kids Exhibition

Disco Puppy: Stayin' Alive

22 Nov 2008 — 01 Feb 2009

Back by popular demand, bigger and better than ever, Disco Puppy: Stayin’ Alive brings kids even more funky moves to learn and explore as they interact with art in their very own disco dance party.