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News release: July 26, 2023

Affordable Family Fun at PAMA this August!

Brampton, ON (July 26, 2023) - This August, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in downtown Brampton has affordable family fun covered. Visit PAMA for just $10 for two adults and up to five kids and tour exhibitions and create! Drop-in on Tuesdays and Thursdays during August and Be a Detective, explore PAMA and solve the mystery and create your own art. On weekends, discover PAMA’s do-it-yourself (DIY) Studio time where you can sketch a still life masterpiece using traditional art techniques. Also don't miss PAMA's Sunday FUNday on Sunday, Aug. 27, where you can drop into an instructor-led creative activity and make your very own cityscape landscape!

Tour Exhibitions

*Ask the front desk for a personal guided tour of exhibitions and the courthouse with one of our visitor service staff, available daily on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends in August.

Creative Activities and Programming

Be a Detective: drop-in family activities
Tuesdays and Thursdays in August
Calling all art and history sleuths, Be A Detective is back by popular demand! Explore PAMA, solve the mystery and create your own artworks. Get ready to test your inner museum detective skills. Don’t forget to get your detective passport stamped each time you complete a mission. Complete four activities this summer to be entered to win a prize!

Recommended for children ages 5 – 12, guardians must accompany children. These drop-ins are included in general admission. Members are free.

*A great couple or singles adult workshop*
Modern Batik Workshop with Deon Best (18+)
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Explore the East African fabric art of Modern Batik with Bampton artist Deon Best. Batik is an art form that uses wax and dye to create designs on fabric. Discover this amazing technique and design your own one-of-a-kind artwork! Enjoy an afternoon adventure creating landscapes imagined or inspired by the art gallery exhibition Yours to Discover: Sights/Sites of Peel Region. Learn more and register.

Forest Bathing *Great for all ages*
Thursday Aug. 24, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Discover a practice that brings people closer to nature and supports healing and wellness through natural environments. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to "forest bathing." Experience the benefits of slow-paced wandering in nature with a trained forest therapy guide on this guided journey. Learn more and register.

Sunday FUNday
Sunday, Aug. 27, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Drop-in and engage with art through special instructor-led activities that are fun for the whole family the last Sunday of each month! August's activity: Visit Yours to Discover: Sights/Sites of Peel Region and create a perspective cityscape.

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 Peel Region, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street East in Brampton. Visit to learn more.

Media contact

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

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.