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PAMA Kids and Family

PAMA is a place for children to explore their artistic talents and learn about Peel's history and heritage. We offer a variety of workshops, programs and camps suitable for children ages 6 to 12+.

Yoga
Weekend Family Activities

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Guide your family through art projects and inspire creativity.
These drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission.

  • July - Have some fun with food art!
  • August - Be heard, make your own poster art. 

Tours
Family Fun days

Third Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Family time adventures happen here. Join us every month for a day full of creativity. Included in the cost of PAMA admission.
  • Family Art and Yoga, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Learn yoga movements and explore our art buffet.
  • Family Art and Stories, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Inspire creativity through hands-on activities and stories.
  • Family Tour, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Discover exhibitions in a family-friendly way. 
  • Family Fun Activity and Colouring Room, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Upcoming Themes: 
  • July 21 - Come find out where your food comes from. Meet live animals from 1 - 4 p.m. with special guests Creature Quest.
  • August 18 - Be heard, make your own Poster Art. 

#summercamp
PAMA Kids Summer Camp

July 9 to 27, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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. 

  • July 16 to 20 - Incredible Kids
    Channel your inner hero and get ready to create from animation to comics, sculpture and games. The incredible stories within our walls will inspire all things super. Reserve your spot now.
  • July 23 to 27- Wildlife Week
    Take a walk on the wild side and travel through the rainforest, desert and jungle. Put on your explorer hats to create wild life inspired prints, paintings and so much more. Reserve your spot now.

Our camp is designed for ages 6 - 12 and the cost is $185 per week. 

Innovation Zone
Kids Innovation Zone Workshops

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Registration Full)
In partnership with Brampton Library Admission is free to this program and registration is required. 
  • July 17 - Paper Circuits
    Explore simple circuits and switches using paper, copper tape, LEDs, and cell batteries. This hands-on learning activity blends creativity and basic electronics with a rewarding result - it lights up. Registration full. 
  • July 24 - Micro:Bit Pets
    Learn how to create computer code to program an interactive digital pet that will react to sound, movement and other inputs. Registration full.
  • July 31 - Makey Makey Inventions
    Design and create an invention using conductive materials, everyday objects and a MaKey MaKey circuit board. Use code to bring your idea to life. Registration full. 

Kids and Crafts
Summer Staycation Activities

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
July 31 
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.

Here is your assignment:

  • July 31 - Go, Go Gadgets. Create your own invention to help you continue with your case.
    Checkout the rainfall simulator and question our friends from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC).
  • Aug. 2 - This investigation can work up an appetite. Make your move to the "What's for Dinner" exhibit and create a piece of artwork based on something yummy. 
  • Aug. 7 - What can you find in PAMA's abstract artworks? The only way to find the clues is to get messy and create your own.
  • Aug. 9 - Do you hear that? Follow the sound of music and see where it takes you.
  • Aug. 14 - The mystery of the landscape painting. Can you solve it?  
  • Aug. 16 - Where will your case take you today? To the farm. You will discover where your food comes from.
    From 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 2 p.m. we will also be joined by experts from the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) as they discuss Befriending Bees and Butterflies. Learn the importance of bees and other pollinators in our local communities. Everyone will have an opportunity to take home wildflower seeds and a small habitat feature for your backyard. Reserve your spot for Befriending Bees and Butterflies here.
  • Aug. 21 - Is it a bird?  Is it a plane? Take a closer look at PAMA's metal toy planes with
    a hands-on activity.
  • Aug. 23 - Do the eyes follow you as you move? Is the portrait alive?
    Take a closer look and create your own portrait. 
  • Aug. 28 - Did the owl, do it? Maybe the turtle knows something. Have your questions ready today and ask the experts from Creature Quest from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 30 - Congratulations Museum Detectives, you have earned your PAMA badge. Let's document your case and create something to remember your summer adventures.

Three Sisters Workshop 

Sunday, August 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Join 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. This is a family workshop, caregivers are to accompany children. Reserve Your Spot Now

Please Note: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult except where noted.

View all events and register online

Telephone
You can register for one of our workshops or classes by calling (905) 791-4055 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.

In-Person
You can register in person at any Service Peel counter located at 9 Wellington Street East.