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

October 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Free Hand Embroidery

Marvel at the finely-detailed needlepoint in the incredible Black Gold Tapestry exhibition and then try your hand at filling in a fabric figure using simple embroidery techniques. We have a variety of thread, yarn and ribbons for you to explore.

Sand Sculptures

Be inspired by Lawren Harris’ use of colour and simple shapes in his abstract paintings and create your own layered artwork using coloured sand and clear containers. We’ll show you how to colour the sand yourself and funnel the layers one by one.

Explorations in Art

Put on your exploration cap and follow the clues in the latest version 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!

Slumber Party

October 21, 2017
6pm – 9am

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Glenbow’s permanent exhibition Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta and we’re celebrating by hosting a special sleepover party! Kids aged seven through twelve and their accompanying adults are invite to join us for after-hours fun and night-time gallery exploration. Expect exclusive hands-on activities and a tour behind the scenes to see how and where our precious artifacts are stored. Plus: enjoy a catered dinner, a late night snack and sleep right in our dynamic third floor gallery!

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Kids Yoga Sessions

November 18 and December 2, 2017
1pm – 2:30pm
Free with admission or membership; registration required. Ages five and up.

Bring your little ones to a special yoga session outside of our Art of Asia gallery. Enjoy Glenbow’s exhibitions while the kids learn all about stretching and balance in a supervised class. Make sure to bring a mat, water bottle and comfortable clothes. Space is limited. Email to reserve your child’s spot.

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Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

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Cultural District.

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