Here's What's Happening at Peel Region's Art Gallery and Museum This Summer

With summer comes an abundance of fun things to do in Peel Region. From taking a stroll through incredible exhibitions to dropping the kids off at summer camp, Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton has a ton of events slated for the summer that are worth your while.

If you’ve never been to PAMA before, July and August 2018 are two of the best months to go.

PAMA shows off Peel’s culture and heritage, and it was actually the first jail in our community. And, yes, there are old jail cells you can explore.

So, what’s happening at PAMA this summer?

Here are the details, courtesy of PAMA.


  • PAMA Kids Summer Camp
    July 9 to 27, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    For ages 6 - 12
    Campers will build, explore, and make colourful creations each day of camp. Join us for indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting) plus exciting new themes each week. They will have a blast and learn a few things too. Our camp is designed for ages 6 - 12 and the cost is $185 per week.
  • Summer Staycation Day Activities
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    July 3, 5, 31 and Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
    Are you ready to become a Museum Detective? Each day will highlight a different object from our various collections to give you an opportunity to make amazing discoveries and creations of your own. These drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission (and July 3 and 5 admission is pay-what-you-can as we install the new art gallery exhibitions).
  • Kids Innovation Zone in partnership with Brampton Library
    Tuesdays - July 17 (Paper Circuits), July 24 (Micro-Bit Pets), July 31 (Makey Makey Inventions), 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Free admission for these workshops and registration is required.
  • Greening Your Grounds in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)
    Thursdays - July 19, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Aug. 30, 7 - 8 p.m.
    Free admission for these workshops and registration is required.
  • Family Fun Days
    Third Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    July 21 - Come find out where your food comes from.
    Aug. 18 - Be heard, make your own poster art
    Family time adventures happen here. Join us every month for a day full of creativity.
    These activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission.
  • Three Sisters Workshop
    Sunday, August 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Join the Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) for an afternoon of storytelling plus a colourful family activity. This workshop is included in the cost of PAMA admission and registration is required.


New Summer Exhibitions

  • Space to Spoon
    On now until Sept. 9, 2018
    Produced by Ingenium - The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency.
  • To What Degree? Canada In a Changing Climate
    On now until Sept. 9, 2018
    Produced by Ingenium - The Canada Science and Technology Museum in partnership with the Government of Canada and Canadian Geographic.
  • Regarding Space: Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics
    July 19 - Sept. 30
    Opening Reception with Artists' Talk: Thursday, July 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year
    July 19 - Sept. 30
    Produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature.
    + Things are about to get #WILDatPAMA
    Show Off Your Digital Wildlife Photos at PAMA (Call for Submission)
  • Remember I Resist I Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project
    Aug. 2 - Oct. 21
    Produced by the Graphic History Collective

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