Discovery Room

Kids doing crafts at the Sleepover Slumber Party at Glenbow

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.


Discovery Room Activities
June 29 - September 22, 2019

Sound Suit Puppets
Check out the mesmerizing details on Nick Cave's Sound Suits and get creative designing your own miniature version. Choose a finger puppet template and use a variety of colourful materials to create a lively Sound Suit that you can wear on your fingers.

Paper Flowers
Take in the incredible installation of floral images in our feature exhibition, Ed Pien: Our Beloved, and try your hand at creating a folded flower out of paper. Use a variety of techniques to make a flower that will stand the test of time.

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!


Nick Cave's Soundsuits

Approx. 2.5 Minutes
Video: Produced by the Frist Art Museum

Artist Nick Cave discusses his process and the use of found objects from his surroundings to create art.


Nick Cave Feel Wall

Please touch at Glenbow! Run your hands over our wall of collected objects inspired by the artworks seen in our feature exhibition, Nick Cave: Feat How did the exhibit make you feel? Use the neon markers provided to add a comment or drawing!


Art du Jour

Saturdays and Sundays
Look for our special blue Art du Jour labels next to singular artworks on our second floor to catch a ten minute art discussion led by our knowledgeable Discovery Room Educators. Several of these spontaneous tours will be offered per day on Saturdays and Sundays, so keep your eyes peeled!


Drop-In Artifact Handling

1pm - 2pm, Sundays, Second floor lobby
July 7 - August 25, 2019

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!


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Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

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