Keep the kids entertained this summer in Brampton

Published July 9, 2024 at 3:43 pm

Keep the kids entertained this summer at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton

Parents who want to help their kids get out and get creative over the summer will find a ton of events at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), serving Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.

The downtown Brampton museum and art gallery is hosting a range of fun events this summer, including the return of their popular summer camp, creative workshops that help kids unlock their artistic potential, and the thought-provoking art exhibitions that the museum is well known for.

Spots are limited and going fast, so be sure to register soon for these upcoming events:

Summer Camp 2024 at PAMA

PAMA’s annual summer camp is back as one of the best places for young artists and museum explorers to imagine, discover, and play. Designed for kids aged 6 to 12 and inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and collections, campers engage in a variety of daily activities within PAMA and nearby outdoor spaces, including Gage Park.

There’s a different camp theme every week, with each unique theme featuring its own exhibition visits, outdoor activities, and studio art. The first two themes touch on creating artwork inspired by nature and food, while the latter two themes have a focus on furry friends and Olympic sports.

More info and registrations for the summer camp are available here.

Summer Family Studio Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays in August, 10:30 am to 3 pm

Celebrate Peel Region’s 50th anniversary with a trip through the decades. Get creative with PAMA’s family studio time activities and dive into the past with a different themed activity each day, from the groovy ‘70s to the millennium chic 2000s and everything in between.

Kicking things off is the Fire and Ice Show with special guest Mad Science. Kids will be mesmerized by a breathtaking scientific show that combines hot and cold, including special dry ice that doesn’t melt, a shivering coin dance, sizzling scissors, disappearing fire, and even some indoor fireworks!

Oh My Dog!
On now until November 3

Have you ever thought about the complex roles that dogs have played in human life over time? This exhibition showcases a selection of historical and contemporary works by diverse artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds who have all focused on the dog as a symbol. The exhibition focuses on how the dog’s relationship to humans also relates to cultural identity, social and aesthetic values, ethics, animal rights, lifestyle, and consumerism.

On now until November 21

In partnership with CONTACT Photography Festival, PAMA presents Kimutsik (dog team), 2023 by Glenn Gear. The artwork portrays untethered dogs running freely and returning as spirits set against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of beadwork crafted and photographed by the artist. This exhibition is displayed on PAMA’s outdoor banners, making it perfect to enjoy outside on a sunny day.

More at PAMA

There are many more programs and events to check out this summer at PAMA, along with new opportunities for visitors at the museum to create their own works of art.

Some of their popular ongoing exhibitions include the Lii Buflo travelling show from Elk Island National Park, which uses colourful artwork by Métis artist Jesse Gouchey to portray the relationship between the Métis and the buffalo, as well as interactive exhibit This is How We Do It which is all about what takes to create museum exhibitions at PAMA.

Other major exhibitions at PAMA include Space, Landscapes of Peel Region, The Suitcase Project and more. Be sure to also stay tuned for the upcoming exhibitions coming to PAMA later this year.

Located downtown at 9 Wellington St E., PAMA is an accessible facility that includes ground-level entrances and elevator access to all floors, as well as free accessible parking.

For more info on everything at PAMA this summer and the rest of the year, visit their website and follow PAMA on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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