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News release: April 27, 2022

Get ready for a fusion of theatre, escape-room and scavenger-hunt-style challenges this Museum Month at PAMA

Brampton, ON. (April 27, 2022) – May is Museum month! Join Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) and Live History for two exciting days of mystery, history and adventure.

Uncovering History: An Interactive Scavenger Hunt (in person)
Thursday, May 12

In the 1930s, William Perkins Bull sent teams of researchers throughout Peel to collect its history and stories. Over 80 years later, the Peel Archives are digging into the research when they discover a series of missing pieces, pieces that could change history as we know it. Characters from Peel’s past have come to life throughout PAMA to guide you through challenges and puzzles to uncover history that has been missing… until now. Are you up for the challenge?

Public: $8, $25 group rate (up to 4 adults) +HST
Members: $6.80, $21.25 group rate (up to 4 adults) +HST

Please arrive during your chosen timeslot. The experience will take approximately one hour.
Pre-registration required. Choose a timeslot to reserve your spot:

6:00 - 6:15 p.m., 6:15 - 6:30 p.m., 6:30 - 6:45 p.m., 6:45 - 7:00 p.m., 7:00 - 7:15 p.m., 7:15 - 7:30 p.m., 7:30 - 7:45 p.m., 7:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Hands on History: A Family Challenge (in person)
Saturday May 14

William Perkins Bull needs your help to document the history of Peel! Characters from his past research have come back to life throughout PAMA to help guide you through a series of missions and tasks. You have 1 hour to find clues hidden in history to ensure that the stories aren’t lost forever. Are you up for the challenge?

Public: $8, $25 group rate (up to 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults) +HST
Members: $6.80, $21.25 group rate (up to 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults) +HST

Please arrive during your chosen timeslot. The experience will take approximately one hour.
Pre-registration required. Choose a timeslot to reserve your spot:

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Celebrating Youth Week

Youth Council Presents: Drawing with Dominick (Instagram Live)
Thursday, May 5, 5 – 5:30 p.m.

Join PAMA's Youth Council on Instagram @visitpama for an interactive, beginner level live stream art session as part of PAMA’s Youth Week celebrations.

PAMA Youth Council Presents Mother's Day Family Fun Activities (in person event)
Saturday, May 7, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

This Mother's Day weekend, get crafty with PAMA's Youth Council as part of PAMA's Youth Week celebrations. Drop in between 1 - 4:30p.m. and create a tissue flower bouquet and coupon books for someone special.

New Exhibitions

Bidemi Oloyede: I Am Hu(e)Man!
PAMA Outdoor Banner Display
On now – Aug. 31

Presented in partnership with the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival Nigerian-Born and Toronto-based, emerging photographer Bidemi Oloyede rethinks the image of the Black male subject through the language of portraiture.

Sedna: Inuit Goddess of the Sea
On now

Explore the beautiful story of Sedna through Inuit sculpture in our atrium space on the lower level of the art gallery building.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region's culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Specialist
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425


Vanessa Cocca
Marketing Coordinator, PAMA
Tel: 647-402-5651

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.