Exterior view of the National Gallery of Canada building in summer.

Birthday Celebration: Your Building’s Turning 30

Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT
National Gallery of Canada Scotiabank Great Hall
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

The National Gallery of Canada’s acclaimed building is turning 30! Join us on May 20 for a day of celebration. There will be musical performances, family art-making activities and public tours of the building’s architecture. Plus, join us for birthday cake in the Scotiabank Great Hall at 1 pm!

Free admission to the national collection in conjunction with International Museum Day. This does not include access to the Impressionist Treasures exhibition.

Activity Schedule

10:30 am: Architecture Tour*

11:30 am: Architecture Tour*

12:45 pm: Eagle River Drummers

1 pm: Welcoming Remarks, Cake cutting

1:15 pm: Eagle River Drummers and Dancers

1:30 pm: Architecture Tour* 

1:45 pm: Music Performance by Mack & Ben

2:30 pm: Music Performance by Mack & Ben

2:30 pm: Architecture Tour*

3:30 pm: Architecture Tour*

Architecture Tour* 

Take part in a free guided tour and discover the building's architectural elements. Please meet your guide in the Scotiabank Great Hall.  Maximum of 25 participants per tour. Offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Become a member: special offer

On May 20 only, celebrate the 30th anniversary of the building with $30 off the price of a 1-year Duo or Family membership!*

Visit the Gallery on May 20 to take advantage of this limited-time offer, or purchase online at ngcmembership.ca using the code PROMO30.

*Offer valid for on-site and online purchases on May 20, 2018 only. Certain conditions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer.


Sponsored by Black & McDonald

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
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