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Free drop-in family activities this Winter Break at PAMA

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) invites you to visit historic downtown Brampton and make colourful creations with us all Winter Break long. We kick things off on Tuesday, Dec. 27 with Apple Fun Puppetry, performing their Forest Trek show!

Please note that PAMA will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2022 and January 1, 2023. PAMA will be closing at 2 p.m. on December 24 and 31, 2022.

Apple Fun Puppetry Forest Trek Show

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Boldly go where few puppets have gone before! The forest is a peaceful place… until some silly space explorers arrive. Join Applefun Puppetry for 45-minutes of interactive fun. Afterwards, everyone learns how to make a paper puppet to take home.

Space is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Arrive early to reserve your spot! Recommended for children ages 4 – 12. Guardians must accompany children.

Winter Break Colourful Creations

Dec. 27 – 30 and Jan. 2 – 6

Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Warm up and get colourful at PAMA this Winter Break! Express your creativity with a variety of fun and artistic activities. Each day will feature a new project using different materials and techniques:

  • Dec. 27: All about Puppets
  • Dec. 28: Winter Prints
  • Dec. 29: Fantastical Worlds
  • Dec. 30: Countdown to 2023
  • Jan. 2: Dots and Dashes
  • Jan. 3: Creature Feature
  • Jan. 4: Scenic Views
  • Jan. 5: Cartoon Mania
  • Jan. 6: Art and Science

Admission is free but donations are accepted. Recommended for children ages 4 – 12. Guardians must accompany children. 

Connections Art and Book Club

Thursday, Dec. 15, 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 In Your Face: Law, Justice, and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada. This book by Natasha Bakht analyzes niqab bans in Canada and the violent exposures niqab-wearing women have endured. Our discussion will expose the complexities and multiple motivations for wearing this and other headdresses. The book discussion will be paired with a tour of the exhibition UN/COVERINGS: Mennonite & Muslim Women’s Heads and Hearts.

Registration required with Brampton Library

Exhibitions on now:

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.

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