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Special Event

Value Your Mind

Today, 4.00pm, The National Centre for Creative Learning


Aleks Danko

30 Jul - 18 Oct


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec

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Special Event

Value Your Mind

Today, 4.00pm, The National Centre for Creative Learning


Exchange Series

12 Nov, 11.00am, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning


Educator Exclusive

26 Nov, 5.30pm, Creative Studios National Centre for Creative Learning

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– News from inside the MCA

Taloi Havini: Primavera artist and ARTBAR curator

Primavera 2015 artist and MCA ARTBAR curator Taloi Havini talks ‘Shell Money’, pina coladas and memories of Bougainville. more

We laughed, we cried, we danced, we barked…

Teachers from across NSW gathered at the MCA and Sydney Opera House for two days of creative dialogue and exchange as part of the 2015 Engaging Students with Disability forum. more

If these walls could talk | #AleksDanko

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Learn the meaning behind artist Aleks Danko’s Laughing Wall.... more

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Browse Collection

– Spotlights from the collection online

Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi

Visiting tips for families


  • Ask questions while you are looking at the artworks: What do you see? What is the artwork made of? Who made the artwork?
  • “I Spy” is a fun game to identify shapes, colours, and objects.
  • Encourage your children to use their imaginations. What would you see, smell, or hear if you were inside the artwork? Remember, there are no right or wrong answers!
  • Bring paper and a pencil and sketch in the Galleries. You might also encourage them to write a story or poem inspired by the artwork or when you get home, create an artwork inspired by their favourite part of the visit.
  • Quality not quantity – Take your time and take lots of breaks, you don’t have to see everything in one visit.
  • Pick up some fun Sketch activity cards. They are designed for kids aged 4+ and are available from the Information Desk on Level 1 or inside the Galleries on Level 2. A gold coin donation is appreciated.
  • Ask for a Kids and Families calendar to stick on your fridge at home! It’s a great tool to see what we have to offer for the whole year at a glance.
  • Capture your fun day out with a snap and share it with your friends using the tag #MCAkids. Just remember to turn of the flash.
  • Make it fun! You don’t have to be an expert to talk about and enjoy art.
  • Ask us – our Gallery Hosts are happy to answer any of your questions.


Toilets & baby changing facilities
Toilets are located on Levels 2, 3 and 4. A baby change table is located in the accessible toilet located on Level 3 and there is a dedicated parent’s room with bathroom facilities on the ground level.

Cloak room & stroller parking
Prams are welcome in the Galleries but cloaking is available at the information desk on level 1, subject to space availability.

Water fountain
A water fountain is located near the parents room on the ground level.

Eat and drink
The MCA Café offers a range of menu options suitable for children. If you would like to enjoy a picnic, the MCA front lawn is a great spot to unroll a rug and enjoy a sandwich while taking advantage of the beautiful harbour views.

Level Access
You can access the MCA via the Circular Quay entrance (Take the lifts to Level 1) or via the George St entrance on Level 1.

The MCA Store on Level 1 stocks a wide range of products for children, including books, pens, games and clothing.

Children interacting with video artwork wearing headphones