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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+.

Weekend Family Activities

Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
April - Calligraphy inspired by the Rupy C. Tut exhibition
May - What's for Dinner?
June - Celebrate Summer Solstice.
July - Explore how your meals go from farm to table.
August - Be heard, make your own poster art. 

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

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Family Fun days

Third Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
May 19 - May is Museum Month. Become a curator and add to the PAMA Kids Community Museum Wall.
June 16 - Join us as we celebrate Summer Solstice with dance.
July 21 - Come find out where your food comes from.
August 18 - Befriending Bees and Butterflies with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

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.
  • 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.
Tours

Pama Tots

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
May 2 to June 27 (excluding May 30)
(Caregivers with newborns to 12 months)
Have a newborn and looking to get out of the house? Open their little minds through story and songs. 

Seed Paper Workshop

Saturday, May 5, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
#Seed Art
Join us for a seed paper making workshop and create a surprise, made by you that a special someone can plant this upcoming Mother's Day. Reserve your spot now.

MAY is museum month (Free weekend)

Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday, May 20, 1 - 5 p.m.
Please note we are closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 21.

PAMA kids p.a. days

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
#Ink Text
Monday, June 11 -  Calligraphy
Friday, June 29 - Rocket ships and space satellites

Explore exhibitions, create your own masterpiece, and get hands-on in our historic spaces.
These drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission.

Family Drumming Workshop with Nader Khan

Sunday, June 24, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
#Nader Drumming
Emphasizing drum beats and rhythms, the program aims to educate young learners about Arab, South Asian, and North African cultural music and its prevalence in north American musical traditions.
Learners will interact and play different drums, beats, accents and enjoy musical traditions from around the world. We will discuss the historical and social context of these various traditions and participate in creating our own beats and compositions with provided drum instruments. Reserve your spot now

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 9 to 13 - The Great Outdoors 
    Are you ready to enjoy the great outdoors? This week is full of outdoor play, water art, gardening and sculptures. Explore what PAMA has to offer in this sun-filled week. Reserve your spot now.
  • 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.

#summercamp
Our camp is designed for ages 6 - 12 and the cost is $185 per week. Programming is subject to change, please check our site to confirm programming details.

Kids Innovation Zone Workshops

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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.
    Reserve your spot now
  • 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. Reserve your spot now
  • 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. Reserve your spot now

Summer Staycation Activities

Kids and Crafts

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
July 3, 5, 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 3 - Grab your magnifying glass and let's get started. You will need to move quickly so start by investigating skateboards for transportation and create your own unique design.  
  • July 5 - Blend into your surroundings and uncover clues by creating a still life masterpiece.  
  • 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.
#Pellet Drums
  • Aug. 14 - The mystery of the landscape painting. Can you solve it?  
#Seascape
  • Aug. 16 - Where will your case take you today? To the farm. Here you will discover where your food comes from and how to befriend a bee as we are joined by experts from the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). 
  • 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. 
#Scratch Art
  • Aug. 28 - Did the owl, do it? Maybe the turtle knows something.
    Have your questions ready today and ask the experts from Creature Quest.
  • 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 in 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. Reserve Your Spot Now
This is a family workshop, caregivers are to accompany children. 

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

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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.