At Glenbow Museum visitors of all ages can enjoy exhibitions, programs, and activities that educate as well as entertain. Whether you're young or young at heart, come in to explore, create and discover!
This season's activities
The activities listed below will be available from May 25- August 18, 2013.
Get into the spirit of Made in Calgary and have some fun with our spiral art kits, a favourite educational toy of the '70s generation. The intricate patterns created with these geometric drawing toys also relate to the mathematically structured illusions found in the work of M.C. Escher. Grab a template and some coloured pens and create your own trippy modern-day masterpiece.
As you'll see in Made in Calgary: The 1970s, large scale abstract sculpture came to prominence as a creative form in Calgary in the 1970s. Come to the Discovery Room and build your own miniature, movable sculptures from a variety of materials.
EXPLORATIONS IN ART
There's a lot to discover in the Made in Calgary exhibition, and our exploration guide offers clues for you to follow, revealing amazing facts about Calgary and the artists working in the city during the 1970s. Pick up an activity sheet in the Discovery Room and, once it's completed, turn it in to compete for a prize. A perfect activity to involve the whole family.
Weekend at the Museum: Out of Sight Dyn-O-Mite!
June 22-23, 2013
Get ready for a magical weekend of action and activities at Glenbow. Drawing on Escher's illusory example, Glenbow presents Out of Sight Dyn-O-mite!, featuring magician Malcom Russell's sleight of hand magic, which includes both new and classic tricks and feats of mental dexterity. Just as M.C. Escher is famed for creating mindbending "impossible landscapes," magician Russell promises to make the "impossible...suddenly, delightfully possible."
All weekend there will be plenty of '70s-inspired arts and crafts activities for all ages. Get a blast from the past by decorating your own Pet Rock or creating a Velveteen painting. Whether you're a parent or a kid, we're sure you'll create something that's both out-of-sight and dyn-o-mite!
All activities, workshops and supplies are included with admission or membership.
$32 Family admission
(Includes 2 adults and up to 4 youth)
Free for members
Weekend at the Museum is supported by: