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

  • Mar - Black & White: create a fun activity inspired by Ronald Bloore
  • Apr - Earth: Celebrate Earth Day all month long

Family Fun

Discovering Treasures in the Archives

Saturday, Apr 6
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Discover the treasures we hold in the PAMA archives! Families will get a first hand look at historic photos, diaries, war letters, and maps. This session will be followed by a hands-on creative activity using reproduced images from the collection. Recommended for ages 11+. Reserve your spot now.

Sunday FUNdays

Each Sunday FUNday includes our Family Art & Stories program designed for families with younger children (3 to 6) as well as special programming for the whole family. 
Included with admission and members are free. Registration required for select special guests.

Apr 21 - Celebrate Earth Day!

  • Earth Day Activities,1 to 3:30 p.m. 
    Engage in fun activities with the whole family to celebrate Earth Day. Drop in throughout the day with PAMA and the Region's Environmental Education Team.
Earth Day

  • Family Art & Stories, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Read Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers and design your own earth. Art and Stories

Decorating with Natural Dyes

Monday, Apr 22
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In this playful drop in activity, participants will learn natural dyeing basics and how to create dyes made from plants, food and other natural materials. You will also use flowers, food, and leaves to create patterns with simple techniques for the whole family. Included with admission and members are free.

Natural Dyes

PAMA Kids Summer Camp (Ages 6 - 12)

Campers will imagine, explore, and play each fun-filled day! Inspired by PAMA's current exhibitions and the great outdoors, campers will engage in a variety of daily activities within PAMA and at various parks and outdoor spaces within walking distance (weather permitting). Not only will they create their own masterpieces, but they will be entertained by weekly special guests and explore art and history in new ways. Camp programs are designed for ages 6 - 12 years, registration is required.

Public Price: $225 per week. Member Price: $191.25. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Important FAQ about summer camp can be found here, including what to bring, pick-up and drop-off times, and scheduling.

July 8 - 12: Comic Craze
From comic strips to murals and flipbooks, you will learn a variety of drawing techniques in this week of crazy comics. Local artist Jason Wilkins will teach the art of caricatures as you create your own stories and characters while exploring comic art and graphic novels. Join us to bring your characters to life and take them on wild adventures! Register here.

July 15 - 19: Move & Create
Move, groove and create in this fun-filled week exploring art in motion! Create and play with shapes, colours, textures and materials as you explore the idea that art is more than a painting on a wall. Explore the art of dance and make your own music video with a special visit from In the Mix! Register here.

July 22 - 26: Sculpt It
Working with clay, cardboard, paper and more; take your imagination off the page and outside the box! You will explore the connections between art and science as Mad Science join us to invent for ourselves. Transform a piece of paper into a sculptural work of art and explore different materials as you create your own 3D works. Register here.

July 29 - Aug. 2: Colourful Creations
Mix and match your favourite colours and explore what you can create with the rainbow as you make your own masterpieces. Scientists in School will join us to explore colours in a new way. Use your imagination and bring colours to life through paintings, sculptures, printmaking and more! Register here.

Summer Camp

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.