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+. Caregivers must accompany children unless otherwise noted.

Family Fun Activities

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Guide your family through art projects that inspire creativity. These drop-in activities are included in general admission. Members are free.

  • Sept. - Capture a memory and create a mini-scrapbook of the things you love
    September Family Fun Activity 
  • Oct. - Use your imagination and different colours to create your own fall leaves 
    Fall Leaves
  • Nov: - Create a fun facts poster as a reminder of ways to be waste wise
    Recycle Art
  • Dec: - Use pastels to create wonderful winter landscapes 
    December Family Fun Activity

Sunday FUNdays

Third Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Engage with art through special activities for the whole family based on the exhibitions and themes throughout the Art Gallery, Museum and Archives. 

  • Sept. 15 - Ever changing landscapes
    Sunday FUNday
  • Oct. 20 - Trash Talk
    Trash Talk
  • Nov. 17 - Painting a Nation
    Nov Sunday FunDay
  • Dec. 15 - Let it Snow!
    Let it snow
These drop-in activities are included in general admission. Members are free.

Culture Days (Free Admission Weekend) 

Talk, read and create in celebration of Culture Days & Doors Open! Literature, methods of communication and art will be explored in a variety of fun-filled activities for the whole family.

Culture Days

  • Friday, Sept. 27, 6 - 8 p.m. - Snuggle Up & Read with the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD): Put on your PJs and bring your favourite stuffed friend. Our littlest book lovers are taking over PAMA for an evening of bedtime stories, songs and quiet activities. Reserve your spot now.
  • Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 - 4:30 - Communication Station: Explore different methods of communication over the years from rotary telephones to typewriters and old cellphones. Convey a secret message with Morse Code artwork.
    Morse Code

Art & Tots (Age 18 months and above)

Select Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Join us for parent/guardian & tot exploration with Art & Tots. Each month, participants will engage in a multi-sensory experience featuring a different book, active play and a fine-motor based art project.
Oct. 1 - The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Reserve your spot now.
Nov. 5 - Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson Reserve your spot now.
Dec. 3 - Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers Reserve your spot now.
Public: $10, Member: $5. Registration includes one adult and your children. Pre-registration is required.

Stroller Tours (0 - 18 months)

Select Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Explore the many works featured at PAMA in monthly tours designed for parents/guardians and little ones. Following the tour, engage socially while little ones participate in group sensory play.
Oct. 2 - Museum Permanent Collection Reserve your spot now.
Nov. 6 - George Paginton: Painting a Nation Reserve your spot now.
Dec. 4 - Trash Talk: Local Action, Global Change Reserve your spot now.
Public: $5, Member: Free. Registration includes 1 adult with their children (0 - 18 months). Pre-registration is required.

PAMA Kids P.A. Day

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Oct. 11 - Archival Treasures - create art inspired by photographic plates
    Photographic Plates
  • Nov. 15 - Recycled Sculptures - swim away with a fish mobile
    Nov PA Day

These drop-in activities are included in general admission. Members are free.

Halloween at the Boo-seum

Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 - 4 p.m.

Spook your way into Halloween with fun activities for the whole family as you explore PAMA collections, exhibitions and create your own artwork.

This drop-in event is included in PAMA general admission. Members are free.


Spooky Stories Tour

Saturday, October 26, 1 & 3 p.m.

Explore the history of PAMA with guided story-based tours of the jail, courthouse and grounds. Geared towards a family audience, these tours will educate and excite with spooky stories and fun for all ages.

Public: $5 Member: Free. Pre-registration required


Winter Break: Art Attack

Dec. 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, Jan. 2 & 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (2 p.m. on Dec. 24 & 31)

Join us for Winter Break Art Attack and explore the archives, museum, art gallery with a special art project each day.

  • Dec. 23 - Snow Globes
  • Dec. 24 - Snowflakes
  • Dec. 27 - Gingerbread Men
  • Dec. 30 - Tissue Paper Scenes
  • Dec. 31 - Mountain landscapes
  • Jan. 2 - Winter Scenes
  • Jan. 3 - Archives - The Vault Unlocked

These drop-in activities are included in general admission. Members are free.

Family Fun

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

View all events and register online

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

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