Celebrate your birthday with Gal the Dwarf! His friends, the gallery guides, invite kids to Gal’s Room and show them around the Dwarf’s magical dwelling. What kind of clues has our mischievous green friend prepared for us? The birthday girl/boy and her/his guests can put on Gal’s costume and take a picture on the GALa throne.
You can choose between six different programmes that take children on a discovery trail around the Permanent Collection or along the path of different creative challenges.
Available in english language.
Choose a programme
The Dwarf’s Chest
The Goldhorn’s Kingdom
Gal lends us his Green Chest that holds mysterious objects - loud, fragrant and attractive to touch. We smell a rose, listen to the storm, ride a hobbyhorse, put on clogs and try many other things. Past which works of art do the objects lead us? At the workshop, we make drawings for the birthday girl/boy and make a booklet for her/him that we adorn with original birthday congratulations.
The Queen’s Zoo
In the gallery,
we will get to know the magical creatures from folk tales. We find out, who is Hrust
the Giant, how the elves made Lake Bled and why Goldhorn used his golden horns
to destroy the mountain paradise under Triglav. We will also meet two Water Men
- the one that disappeared between the waves of Ljubljanica and the one that
made Lake Cerknica. Then we will make puppets and perform the evergreen
Slovenian tale of a mighty protector of mountains and nature.
For Little Misses and Misters
Sitting before the portrait of Empress Maria Theresia we will recall one of the acquisitions of her reign: a royal zoo. We use objects and riddles to look for different animals in the pictures: from domesticated pets to wild beasts. We learn what kind of beliefs spread around the animals throughout centuries and tell a few Slovenian fables. In the workshop, we use stiff cardboard to make and colour our favourite furry companion or to make animal masks. And in the Gal’s Room, we find out if Gal also has a pet …
Paying a visit to the Permanent Collection, we get to know fashion styles from history. Grey hair and wigs, skin as white and smooth as porcelain, a waist pinched by a corset are just some of the more popular fashion trend we can see in pictures. We explore what types of make-up and accessories were used by ladies and by gentlemen and what are cosmetic products made of. We will practise the royal curtsy and then learn how to paint on textiles. What about Gal? Don’t you want to learn about his timeless attire?
The Gallery’s Superheroes
Dragons hide inside the Permanent Collection! We look for them in pictures and sculptures and find out, if the story of St George and the dragon has a happy conclusion. In the workshop we use cardboard, collage and colours to make our very own dragons!
The works of art often depict scenes from history, of battles and of nobility. We will talk about the gods and heroes of Antiquity. Besides bravery and valour, these women and men possessed different superpowers. What is our superpower? Depicted stories will inspire us to make clothes, swords, shields and other objects with unusual powers that will transform us into superheroes!
Organization information and booking
Duration: 2 hours
Age group: all programmes are appropriate for children between 5 and 12 years of age
Group size: up to 20 children
Pricing: 120 EUR, for members of the Gal’s Club 100 EUR. The price includes the Dwarf’s birthday card and a gift for the birthday girl/boy. The price is fixed and does not change with the size of the group. Price differs if you order cake and juice (see below).
Invitations: You can find invitations in the description box of an individual programme above. Invitations are in slovenian language.
Organization: in the first part, the children explore the Dwarf’s corner in the Gal’s Room, where they can change into his clothes and take a picture. Gal’s clues lead us through the collection, where the children interact with the works of art. Then, we gather in the Studio, where we begin our creative workshop. We conclude with a GALa feast.
Food: food is the responsibility of the parent/s, while our gallery guide helps with arrangements. This is why we kindly ask you to come to the Gallery half an hour before the beginning of the celebration. Plates and utensils are available in the Gallery. If you order the cake from Zvezda, we take care of the main food arrangements (cake and juice).
Dates: The celebration can be organized on any day between Tuesday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm; on Thursday till 8pm. The exact hour and date are selected during booking. Please note that the Gallery is closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December.
Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org, +386 (0)1 24 15 435 / +386 (0)1 24 15 415 / +386 (0)1 24 15 414
Special birthday offer that includes a cake and juice
You can choose between two cakes by Café Zvezda: Chocolate Dreams (a chocolate cake) and a light Black Forest gâteau (a fruitcake).
Combined price of GALa celebration and cake and juice:
for 12 children or less: 150 EUR, for Gal’s Club members 130 EUR
for 12 to 18 children: 165 EUR, for Gal’s Club members 145 EUR
for 18 to 24 children: 180 EUR, for Gal’s Club members 160 EUR