School programs

PAMA is temporarily closed due to ongoing construction. We will continue to provide updates online as they become available. PAMA is going virtual to help support classroom teaching with online resources and activities. Our learning resources page is updated regularly.

PAMA offers a wide spectrum of school programs for kindergarten to grade 8 students that incorporate Ontario Curriculum Connections. Programs are delivered either at PAMA or on-site at your school.

Our tours integrate Visual Arts, Social Studies and Science & Technology Curriculum, and make cross curricular connections through our educational exhibitions and workshops. School visits are open to all grades from kindergarten to grade 8.

School programs at PAMA can include an art gallery or museum tour that is paired with an activity, and studio workshops. We are excited to offer a line-up of art gallery and museum tours that showcase our exhibitions and historic buildings.

PAMA educators can also visit your school and bring the wonder of PAMA to you. Your students can create one-of-a-kind pieces of art by learning various methods and techniques used by professional artists. After you book your program, review the information to prepare for the tour or workshop.

Programs

Access program descriptions for full details.

  • My Museum Tours – 2 hours in length and incorporate a museum tour with a creative classroom activity.
  • My Gallery Tours – 2 hours in length and incorporate a gallery tour and a creative classroom activity.
  • Art Studio Workshop – specially designed to teach students the process of art making to allow them to create their own works of art.

Prices

School programsPrices
My Gallery Tours or My Museum Tours - 2 hours $126 Price includes 20 students. Extra students are $6.30 each.
Art Studio Workshops - 1.5 hours$158 Price includes 20 students. Extra students are $8 each
Full Day - Any My Gallery or My Museum Tour plus Any Studio Workshop - 4 hours (includes 30 min. lunch)$252 Price includes 20 students. Extra students are $13 each.
Quick Tour - Add on a 30-minute tour to any Art Studio Workshop$42 (Add-on only) Price includes 20 students. Extra students are $2.10 each.
School Outreach - Art on Wheels - 1.5 hours$179 Price includes 20 students. Extra students are $9 each.

All prices include HST. Maximum 30 per group.

A 25% deposit is required for all scheduled school programs. Payment must be completed in full for visits upon arrival.

Pricing includes 20 students. A maximum of 30 students can be in one group. Changes in group sizes are required at least two weeks prior to your scheduled school program.

You will receive an invoice for your program at the end of your program date. Payment for your program is due within 30 days.

Booking a tour or workshop

You can register for one of our workshops or tours by calling (905) 791-4055.

We will need this information:

  • Teacher name(s)
  • School name, address, phone number, and email address
  • The program(s) you wish to book
  • The day(s) you want your program on (you might want to have a few dates in mind, just in case we cannot accommodate your first choice)
  • How many students/classes will be coming (minimum 20 students and maximum 30 students per group). We can accommodate two groups per day.
  • Are you staying on-site for lunch?
  • Do you have students with special needs (will a TA or ECE be coming to assist)?
  • Any other information that might be important

We ask for a breakdown of each class at the time of booking (ex. 4 classes: 24, 25, 23, 22). If classes have less than 20 students, classes should be combined into larger groups.

After you have booked your tour, a confirmation letter will be emailed for your records. You will also receive a Teacher Information Package that includes Curriculum Connections, and Pre and Post Activities for your class.

Review the information to prepare for your visit.

PAMA Learning Fund

PAMA's Learning Fund supports a variety of programming at PAMA. The Learning Fund helps to reduce the financial barriers allowing students of all ages to engage, explore and connect with our collections through field trips. Our goal is to ignite a lifelong relationship with art and history.

If your school requires financial assistance for a school program, please fill out the PAMA Learning Fund Application Form.

One application per organization can be submitted, and applications are considered on a first come, first-served basis and funding is not assured until application process is completed.

Free admission for teachers

Show your OCT card and you get free admission to the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, any time we're open. Come and check out all that PAMA has to offer!