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

September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Splattered Space-scapes

Be inspired by the incredible paintings and beadworks in our feature exhibition, Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson, and get a little messy with this fun painting activity. Using acrylic paint and brushes, create a planetary space-scape on your own wooden canvas. Then use shimmering white paint and a stiff-bristled brush to splatter on your starry galaxy.

Ice Ship Collages

Imagine being ice-locked on a ship for months on end in frozen Arctic waters. This was a way of life for many explorers long ago! Be inspired by the paintings, photographs and artifacts in our feature exhibition, The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the 19th Century, and create your own image of a ship stuck in the ice. Using various icy paper and materials, collage an ice shelf around your own cardstock ship that you've coloured in your own creative way.

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!

Slumber Party

6:00pm October 20 - 9:00am October 21, 2018
The mysteries of the universe come to life in celestial studies by three fascinating contemporary artists. Join us in exploring our feature exhibition, Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson during a special sleepover party! Kids 7-12 and their accompanying adults are invited 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, late night snack, and sleep right in our dynamic 3rd floor gallery!

The Artists of Cosmos, 2018

Approx. 6 minutes Video: Produced by Charles Roberts and Rachel Stacey, Glenbow
This short film captures the perspective of Cosmos guest curator, Mary-Beth Laviolette, as she discusses the exhibition Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson and the three contemporary artists featured in the show.

Calgary-born Erik Olson's sumptuous planetary paintings render our near-space neighbours in vivid, textural oils; veteran Canadian artist Gathie Falk's heavenly bodies are poetic, expressionist depictions of sun, moon and stars; and Margaret Nazon of Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T. interprets images from the Hubble Space Telescope using traditional beadwork techniques with sublime results.


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