The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives collects, tells and shares the stories of Peel Region. We hope that our exhibitions, events and programs spark thought, debate and dialogue, and that you leave PAMA changed somehow: by discovering something new about yourself or about our community. Located at 9 Wellington Street East, Brampton, ON. Phone Number: 905-791-4055
Brampton - Have you ever wondered where crystals and gems come from? Explore the world of nature’s crystals in From Crystals to Gems, a museum exhibition taking place at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) from March 9 – May 26. This special travelling exhibition, produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature, features more than 100 minerals and gems from their national collection.
“Many of us admire crystals and gemstones for their beauty and value; however, don’t know much about where they come from or how they came to be,” said Marty Brent, Supervisor, Museum and Archives Services, PAMA. “We are pleased to bring From Crystals to Gems to Peel Region and give our visitors an opportunity to learn more about these precious stones.”
Discover the beauty of gemstones, their special attributes and how they are cut and polished. A hands-on activity corner offers visitors of all ages a chance to discover new minerals by using touch specimens, prisms to create rainbows, a kaleidoscope and activity sheets. The exhibition also highlights Canadian gemstones and where they can be found including: ammolite from Alberta, British Columbia’s jade and rhodite, and a mineral first discovered in Labrador, the labradorite.
PAMA also offers an interactive all-ages program that complements From Crystals to Gems:
Rock On! Adventures in Rock-Hunting in Peel Sunday, May 26 2 p.m. FREE with admission
Inspired by PAMA’s temporary museum exhibition, From Crystals to Rocks you will discover the often overlooked beauty right under your feet! Joni a local “rock-hound” as Michael Admowiz shows you where to start your rock-hunting adventure and insider views of Peel Region’s geology.