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

February 18 to May 22, 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 New Acquisitions and 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!

NEW! Weekend Art Workshops

Join us for our new Art Workshops on select Saturdays throughout the season. Inspired by our feature exhibitions, these creative activities are suitable for kids and adults and will be led by our fantastic educators.

Morris Shumiatcher Room, third floor
Saturdays 1:00-2:30pm
March 25, April 8, April 22 & May 6
Free with museum admission. Registration required.
Space is limited: email discoveryroom@glenbow.org to reserve your spot.

String Art

March 25 and April 22, 2017
Be inspired by the intricate string art represented in David Altmejd's The Vessel, and try your hand at creating a woven shape using coloured string, nails and plywood. All materials provided! Parent supervision/assistance required. Suggested for ages 4 and up.

Glass Painting

April 8 and May 6, 2017
In addition to the photographic lantern slides represented in Glenbow's feature exhibition, North of Ordinary: The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie, glass slide painting is a historical form of art utilizing the same materials. Since we haven't any lantern slide projectors on hand, we'll show you how to use special paint and hand drawn images to create your own glass paintings on household vessels. All materials provided! Parent supervision/assistance required. Suggested for ages 8 and up.

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

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