Discovery Zone

January 1, 2025
to
January 1, 2025

The Esplanade galleries are a place where you and your family can explore, learn and be inspired. A place where together, you can direct your own experience based on what interests you.

Our flexible self-led gallery activities offer you and your family more options to engage with the ideas inside.

Spend a little creative time together exploring a new skill and your imaginations. Who said galleries aren’t a place to get hands on?!

These activities are free of charge and available when our galleries are open. They are geared toward children 5 and up and their adult companions, as well as the young at heart if not in age! Toys and books are present for children of all ages to enjoy.

Current Activities Include:

COLOUR & COLLAGE

Use colour and collage to build your own landscape composition.  In connection with George Littlechild's exhibition Here I am - can you see me?

Pieces of paper with instruction for a collage art project

DIGITAL PAINTING 

Explore drawing and painting in the digital world! Use digital brushes, oil paint, chalk pastels and more to smudge, blend, erase and paint a digital canvas.  In connection with Jae Sterling's exhibition Julian’s Dread. 

GROW TOGETHER

Help contribute to a culture of togetherness by adding your own colourful addition to our community vegetable crop.  In connection with Tim Smith's exhibition In the World but Not of It.

 

WEAVING CUBE

Create your own unique addition to the WEAVING CUBE! Use your creativity and curiosity to guide your weaving method and even try using both conventional and unconventional weaving materials.

Create your own unique addition to the WEAVING CUBE! Use your creativity and curiosity to guide your weaving method and even try using both conventional and unconventional weaving materials.

THE READING LIBRARY

The Reading Library hosts a curated collection of books for young readers to enjoy while spending time in the Discovery Zone. The collection encourages readers to explore art and community and was made possible by the Medicine Hat Library's generous support.

GLASS FACTORY

Come and visit the Altaglass display in the museum! Then head to the Discovery Zone for a hands-on activity where you can explore the unique qualities of glass and design your own vase.  Learn about where colour in glass comes from and see if you can spot the piece of uranium glassware in the museum.

LIGHT TABLE PLAY

Explore, design and play on the Discovery Zone light-table!

Build with shapes, layer colours, create patterns or build a sculpture - the possibilities are endless.  

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