Brampton - Looking for a great field trip the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than the Peel Heritage Complex (PHC). This year, the PHC is planning a full weekend of activities in celebration of Heritage Day (Feb. 15) and Family Day (Feb. 16) and offering free admission on both days
"We are pleased to offer free admission to the entire Complex for Heritage and Family Day," says Josie Premzell, Development Officer at the PHC. "The weekend is a chance to enjoy some special time together with our families while celebrating part of Canada's architectural heritage in our remarkable buildings."
Take advantage of the free weekend by exploring the Jail Gallery and learn more about its history since it opened in 1867. Enjoy hands-on activities and family friendly exhibitions including, Arctic Zoo, complete with a life-size igloo for children to explore, First Nations, Peel Settlers and The Avro Arrow. The exhibition, GTA: Great Toronto Artists takes centre stage in the Art Gallery showcasing a collection of historic and contemporary scenes celebrating Toronto's 175th anniversary.
The PHC is operated by the Region of Peel and is located at 9 Wellington St., E. in Brampton. The Complex is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weekends from noon to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission fees are $2.50 for adults; $1.50 for seniors; $1 for students and $7 for families.
The PHC is made up of the Region of Peel Museum, the Art Gallery of Peel and the Region of Peel Archives. Together they collect, preserve and display a variety of materials related to Peel's heritage.
For more information about the PHC, call 905-791-4055 or visit www.peelheritagecomplex.org.