Discovery Room

Inspired by what you've seen at Glenbow? Visitors of all ages are invited to explore their own creativity and make cool stuff in the Discovery Room. It's open daily during museum hours but may be reserved for private groups and school bookings on weekdays.

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Discovery Room Programs

sponsored by:
Great West Life

Discovery Room Art Activities

June 17 - September 10, 2017

Making Canoes

Learn the exquisite history of North American canoes through historical and contemporary paintings in our feature exhibition Romancing the Canoe and try your hand at making your own folded cardstock canoe from one of the templates provided! You can choose traditional markings to decorate your canoe, or come up with a design all of your own.

Your Canada

Our feature exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience shares ideas about Canadian history that are controversial and challenging. Share your own story in this three-panel art activity! Use a variety of mediums to draw and colour your own past, present and future, and celebrate 150 years of Canada.

Explorations in Art

Put on your exploration cap and follow the clues in the latest versions of our art scavenger hunt. We have many new galleries to explore, so take your pick! Return your completed sheet to the Discovery Room for a prize. Fun for the whole family!

150 Reasons We Love Canada Project

June 17 - September 10, 2017

Glenbow is proud to exhibit images of the 150 Reasons We Love Canada project this summer in the Discovery Room. The VIBE Arts organization in Toronto thought to celebrate Canada-s big 1-5-0 by finding out what Canadians most love about this great nation. They have commissioned youth across Canada to create 60 original hand-painted murals from coast to coast with a mission to incite provocative dialogue and storytelling about our country in the families, classrooms, and communities of the young artists involved in the project. Canada-s 150th birthday creates a unique opportunity to engage newcomer and marginalized youth in reflection, dialogue, and artistic expression about the aspects of Canada that they find welcoming, engaging and supportive of their lives and future plans.

Established in 1995, VIBE Arts is an award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under-resourced Toronto communities with high quality community and school based arts education. More information on the project can be found at

Canada Day at Glenbow

July 1, 2017 9am-5pm

Celebrate Canada-s 150th anniversary at Glenbow with special programming! Enjoy First Nations gallery tours with our talented and knowledgeable Blackfoot Educators, hands-on artifact handling and help us create a giant Canadian flag inspired mosaic. Join us in the Discovery Room for some creative art activities and check out the 150 Reasons We Love Canada Project too.

Drop-In Artifact Handling

1:00-2:00pm, Sundays
Second floor lobby
July 2 - August 27, 2017

Join our knowledgeable Museum Educators and learn about how museum professionals handle precious artifacts. Come and discover the importance of careful artifact handling, and learn about some really cool objects while you-re at it!

Art on the Mall

12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday and Thursdays
July 4-27, 2017

Glenbow programming hits the streets with this collaborative art project! Find our Museum Educators on Stephen Avenue Mall on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer and participate in creating an abstract canoe mosaic painting inspired by our feature exhibition Romancing the Canoe.

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