Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art not only has some fantastic regular programs for kids.

On the edge of Sydney Harbour, overlooking the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the Museum of Contemporary Art provides a treasure trove of art-inspired experiences and adventures for kids and their families.

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Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
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MCA has many recurring events families and kids.

Art Play - Explore an interactive artwork, have fun with fancy dress, sing songs, play some art games and get cosy in our story corner.

Art Safari - Introduce contemporary art to kids in this fun and dynamic workshop. Children and carers visit current exhibitions and learn about art together.

Art Baby - Interact with like minded parents and carers in special exhibitions tours followed by coffee in the MCA Cafe.

Sunday Family Fun Day (last Sunday of every month) - Celebrate creativity with the whole family. Pick up your Gallery Explorer and hunt for inspiration in MCA exhibitions. Back in the Creative Studios, get hands-on with an art making activity.

School Holiday Workshops ;- There are always plenty of creative workshops running during school holidays.

Free Children's Activity Pack ;- Pick up a Sketch or Kids Adventure Trail at the Information Desk on your way in. Kids love this free guide book designed just for them by contemporary artists. Follow them as they lead you around the gallery, drawing, writing, and learning interesting facts about the artists and artworks on exhibition.

WHERE TO EAT:

The MCA Cafe on Level 4 boasts spectacular harbour views, site-specific art and 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.

The Graze MCA restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience and a varied seasonal menu. Located on the Ground Floor with uninterrupted views overlooking Circular Quay.

GETTING HERE

The MCA is located on Circular Quay West, Sydney. It is easily accesible by public transport.

Sydney Explorer Bus: Stop 26, ;George St, cnr Alfred St (opp DFS Galleria)

FERRY: Circular Quay Terminal
TRAIN: Circular Quay Station
BUS: Circular Quay or George Street
CAR: Wilson Car Park Stations at 155 George Street and 35 Pitt Street

For more places to visit and eat out check out our "Visiting The Rocks with Kids' Guide click here!

Facilities
CLOAKROOM AND PRAM PARKING
Prams and buggies are welcome throughout the galleries. Limited cloaking is available for folded prams, large or oversized bags, coats, and other items at the Information Desk on level 1 (subject to space availability).
TOILETS & PARENTS ROOM
Toilets are located on Level 1 behind the lifts and on Level 4 next to the lifts. A baby change table is also located in the accessible toilet located on Level 3, near the children's workshops
WATER FOUNTAIN
A water fountain is located near the main bathrooms on Level 1, behind the lifts
Age Group
All Ages
Cost
FREE ENTRY. There may be charges to certain exhibitions and events.
Location and Details
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
MON-WED: 10am-5pm
THUR: 10am-9pm
FRI-SUN: 10am-5pm