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 Programs
June 16 - September 9, 2018

Spinning Circles

Be inspired by the beautiful circular paintings in our feature exhibition, Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master, and have some fun with this wet and wild art project. Colour an abstract design onto crêpe paper, give it a spin on our turntable, and spray it with water. Watch as the designs bleed through the paper and then mount it to cardstock for your finished Janvier-esque artwork.

Aerial Artworks

Artist Alex Janvier created many paintings inspired by the aerial landscapes he viewed from helicopter rides in Northern Alberta. Some works are reminiscent of the land topography, and others of the cosmological layout of the sky. Try your hand at creating an aerial inspired abstraction using watercolour pencil crayons and a variety of lines and shapes from our templates provided.

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!

Drop-In Artifact Handling

July 1 - August 26, 2018
1:00-2:00pm, Sundays
Second floor lobby

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

July 3 - 31, 2018
12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday and Thursdays

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 a circular abstract painting inspired by our feature exhibition Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master.

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Great West Life

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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