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

Art Activities

Everyone is invited to get into the mindset of an artist and try their hand at these simple and fun make-and-take projects. Art activities in the Discovery Room are inspired by Glenbow's feature exhibitions and change every few months.

February 18 to June 17, 2017

Making Lantern Slides
Be inspired by the incredible photographs and artifacts in our feature exhibition, North of Ordinary: The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie, and try your hand at making your own reimagined lantern slide! Start with a printed Moodie photograph, tint it with colours of your choice, and seal it between slides using special edging tape.

Sculpted Landscapes
This season at Glenbow we have many Canadian artworks on display in our feature galleries. Whether drawn, sculpted, painted or photographed, these artworks inspire us to get creative in new and exciting ways. Get your hands dirty with this fun hybrid activity and create a 2-dimensional landscape sculpture using modelling clay and a sturdy background.

Explorations in Art
Put on your exploration cap and follow the clues in the latest versions of our art scavenger hunt. We've got hidden treasures in all of the art displayed in our feature exhibitions this season, so be sure to find them all. Return your completed sheet to the Discovery Room for a prize. Fun for the whole family!

Art on the Mall

July 2-27

Keep an eye out on Stephen Avenue Mall for Glenbow's crowd-sourced collaborative art project! We'll be outside the museum during the lunch hour every Tuesday and Thursday, inviting passers-by to join in on creating an abstract painting inspired by Glenbow's feature exhibition Romancing the Canoe.

Drop-in Artifact Handling

July 2- August 27

Every Sunday throughout the summer our knowledgable museum educators will be offering visitors a chance to put on some special white gloves and learn about how museum professionals handle precious artifacts. This is the one time when we'll say "please touch!"

130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Located in the heart of the Calgary downtown core between Stephen Avenue and the Olympic Plaza
Cultural District.

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