Looking to add some creativity to your March Break? Visit PAMA from March 11 through 15 for PAMA Kids March Break Colour Palooza. Explore hands-on exhibitions in historic spaces, create colourful interactive art activities and meet a different special guest every day at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Monday, March 11
Children will discover the latest in hip-hop dance, music, and technology with special guests. In the Mix. Learn the latest dance moves coupled with iPad technology to choreograph and participate in an on-the-spot music video! This program is suitable for children of all ages.
Tuesday, March 12
Enjoy an exciting presentation by Mad Science Spin! Pop! Boom! and explore chemistry and physics in a whole new way. Learn how fun an exothermic reaction can be through experiments like: Genie Out of a Bottle and a Giant Foam Snake and find out whether ‘Mad Scientist’ can flip a glass of water upside-down… without spilling a single drop. Create a pinwheel and see the colours change in the springtime wind.
Wednesday, March 13
Applefun Puppetry; Little Red Rocket Ship takes you on a cosmic trip to the ‘Planet of the Grandmothers’. Create your own paper puppet or make your own cosmic rocket ship scene to take along with you.
Thursday, March 14
Step right up to the center ring for an incredible family-friendly CIRCUS-themed magic show with The Amazing Corbin. Prepare to be amazed at this ‘old-timey’ carnival and wonderful surprises fit for young and the young at heart. Experiment with colour mixing to create your own magical artwork.
Friday, March 15
Founded by award-winning percussionist Rick Shadrach Lazar, Samba Squad is an innovative group that is forging new directions by mixing world rhythms with the sound-power and street-feel of the drums of the Afro-Brazilian Samba tradition. Learn abstract painting techniques. March Break Family-Fun Drop-in programs run between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and are best suited for children between the ages of 6 – 12 years old. Participation is included in the cost of admission to PAMA, members are FREE. Guardians must accompany children. Space is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis.
Sunday, March 17
Sunday FUNdays continue at 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Storytelling Grandma Assiatou’s Seed Pouch Workshop with local artist Mosa McNeilly.Discover the healing properties of plants! Beloved character Grandma Assiatou shares ancestral knowledge and stories from the Atlantic to Kongo to Grenada. Taste, touch, smell and create your own seed pouch. Space is limited. Family Art & Stories from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Express yourself through black and white art pieces inspired by the artwork of Ronald Bloore and the book My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss.
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 E., in Brampton.
Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.