News Release: June 28, 2018
Beat the Heat with Fun and Affordable Experiences at PAMA This Summer!
BRAMPTON, ON (Thursday, June 28) – Stay local this July and August for fun and affordable experiences at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA). Explore, connect and create with three weeks of awesome Summer Camp as well as Summer Staycation activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 3, 5, 31 and all through August.
And that’s not all — enjoy FREE Greening Your Grounds Workshops in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and FREE Kids Innovation Zone Family Workshops in partnership with the Brampton Library.
For hours and pricing, visit pama.peelregion.ca. There are many opportunities to take advantage of free admission to PAMA by signing out a day pass at any Brampton or Mississauga library location in the Region of Peel. PAMA is also fully accessible.
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
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, and to converse, question and tell stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages: students, families, adults and seniors. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.
Media Contacts:Erin Fernandes
905-791-4055, ext. 7596
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4152
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.