– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

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.