Event Details


Come to City Gallery Wellington for experiences and encounters. From 11am-3pm there will be a range of activities and pop-ups happening throughout the Gallery for you to discover.  Join us for Sparkly Storytime with Queen Olivia, Create a Character, Code Making + Breaking and more! There is something for the whole whānau to discover.

Saturday 20 April, 11am-3pm
Donation appreciated

Code Making + Breaking
11am-3pm | Education Studio
Get inspired by Julia Morison’s Vademecum II and create your own impenetrable code! Challenge your whānau to break it and discover your secret message.

Create A Character
11am-3pm | Reading Room
Design your own artistic mascot, just like Turbo Croc. Using the templates/prompts provided, you can draw, cut out and create an animalistic muse.

Strange Sights
11am-3pm | Handcock Foyer
Things in an art gallery can look a little… weird. Some of them might not look like they should! Can you finish these pictures and show what you think they should look like?

Make Your Mark
11am-3pm | Reading Room
Explore your alter-ego and create a secret tag for yourself on our blackboard. Get thinking about the name you’ve always wanted or the person you've always wanted to be and be it!

Sparkly Storytime with Queen Olivia
11.30am & 2.30pm | Deane Gallery
Join us for a sparkly, vibrant and fabulous storytime with Wellington icon, Queen Olivia Redfern Bourgeois Connie St Redfern III. Hear colourful stories under the gaze of Turbo Croc 2.0.

Quiet Space
11am-3pm | Boardroom
Do you and your adults need a space to rest from all the excitement? The Chill Out Zone is here to help! Enjoy some relaxing downtime with a book in our low-sensory space before you head back out.


  • Donation appreciated


  • Sat 20 Apr


  • 11:00 am — 3:00 pm


  • Te Ngākau Civic Square
  • 101 Wakefield St
  • Wellington 6140