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News release: June 14, 2023

New Women in STEM exhibit on now + Summer Camp is back at PAMA

Brampton, ON. (June 14, 2023) - This June, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is excited to open a new travelling exhibition called Iron Willed: Women in STEM from Ingenium, Canada's Museum of Science and Innovation. The Exhibition will be featured alongside several other STEM-specific programs and activities. PAMA is also excited to announce that our Summer Camp is back this July, so make sure to register now!

Iron Willed: Women in STEM
On now - January 2024

Do women and girls, as well as their parents, educators, and employers, see themselves equitably represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields? Women have made significant contributions to STEM - and continue to do so - but their stories are often untold. Why is that? This travelling display from Ingenium, Canada’s Museum of Science and Innovation, shares some of these stories and provides recognition for the crucial role of women in STEM.

Connections: Art + Book Club
Thursday, June 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Literature and visual arts connect in this distinctive book club. Join Brampton Library and PAMA for an in-person discussion about women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. We will be reading Bonnie Garmus' novel, Lessons in Chemistry, about a female chemist in the 1960s, whose approach to domesticity changes the status quo for women. We will also tour the exhibition Iron Willed: Women in STEM. This exhibition features the barriers women have faced within STEM and their successes.

The discussion and tour will take place at PAMA. Pre-registration required with Brampton Library.

Sunday FUNday with Challenge Island
Sunday, June 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Challenge Island - Mississauga and PAMA are proud to bring you an exciting family engagement workshop! As we celebrate women in STEM and recognize the many accomplishments women have contributed to the world through STEM, we will be highlighting Mae Jemison, an engineer, doctor and astronaut. Mae Jemison was the first African American women to travel to space! Supporting our youth by encouraging their imagination and developing their talents is a great way of unlocking their superpowers to become difference makers in this ever-changing world. Register for a fun and exciting workshop with your child(ren) that will have you collaborating with them as you design and build your own rocket.

Pre-registration is required. Public: $30 per family (included general admission), Members 25.50 per family. Pricing includes 2 adults and up to 3 kids. Reserve your spot now.

Sunday FUNDAY with the Brampton Library at PAMA

Sunday, July 30, 2 - 3:30 p.m.Learn all about 3D printing with Brampton Library and PAMA! Kids will learn how to design a 3D model using Tinkercad. They will see a 3D printer in action and have a chance to 3D print their design. Brampton Library will also provide information on how to access 3D printers and related programming at various library locations throughout Brampton.

FREE, pre-registration required. This program does not include general admission. Recommended for children ages 9 - 12, guardians must accompany children.

PAMA Kids Summer Camp is back this July and still has spots available!

Designed for kids ages 6-12. Registration is required. Public: $240, Members: $200.

About PAMA

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 to learn more.

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Specialist, PAMA
Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.