Starting May 1, members and visitors of the National Gallery of Canada will have more time to enjoy the Gallery’s exhibitions, the national collection and its programs of activities. The new summer hours are 9:30am to 6pm, except Thursday when the Gallery will stay open until 8pm.
The Gallery has also announced new admission prices in an effort to encourage young people to visit more often. For visitors 24 and under, as well as full-time students, admission as of May 1 will be $7. Remember, the Gallery has free admission for everyone on Thursday evenings.
May 21, International Museum day, and July 1, Canada Day, will also both be free admission.
Later this summer, the Gallery will open the newly renovated Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. On June 15, the Gallery will celebrate with special programming, free admission and extended hours. The Gallery’s summer offering entitled “Our Masterpieces, Our Stories” will feature works from time immemorial to 1967. In the Contemporary Galleries, Canadian and Indigenous Art from 1968 to Present will be on display as of May 3.