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

Birthday Celebration: Your Building’s Turning 30

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
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 am to 6:00 pm
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