Summer Family Fun at the Galt in July and August

Lethbridge – Bubbles, perogies, folk art walking sticks, mosaics, dream catchers, a paper doll farm and old-fashioned ice cream… the Galt Museum & Archives invites families with children ages 3-12 to come make these at the weekly drop-in program Summer Family Fun this July and August. Each program runs from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and is presented in partnership with the Green Acres Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge. Registration is not required.

Summer Family Fun schedule:

  • Thu JUL 04      Bubbles Make your own bubble solution and blow giant bubbles while learning the history of one of the world’s most popular toys. Note: if inclement weather, program will move indoors and be adapted.

  • Wed JUL 10     Perogies Try your hand at making perogies while learning about the historical and cultural importance of this Eastern European cuisine. Note: you will need to cook the perogies at home.

  • Thu JUL 18      Folk Art Walking Sticks Embrace folk art traditions and make a walking stick to use in the coulees this summer.   

  • Wed JUL 24     Mosaics Learn about how mosaics were used to decorate and tell stories while creating your own personal mosaic wall tile.

  • Thu AUG 01     Dream Catchers Learn the history of this beautiful project while you make one of your own.

  • Thu AUG 08     Paper Doll Farm Make your own old-fashioned farm house, paper dolls, and animals, to play with. 

  • Wed AUG 14 Ice Cream Escape the summer heat by making your own ice cream using an old fashioned method… no freezer required!

Also in July, a two-day Heritage Arts for Families: Papier Mâché workshop for creative families is planned. The workshop runs July 11 and 12 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm both days; registration closes on July 2.

“There is room for only 30 people at this more intensive workshop, so be sure to register soon,” says Leslie Hall, Community Programs Coordinator at the Galt. “You’ll learn about paper helmets, artful puppets sculpted from paste and paper, beautiful decorative bowls and vases made only with recycled paper and paste. You’ll come away with at least two great projects: a puppet and a bowl!”  

Cost for both Summer Family Fun and Heritage Arts for Families is $15/day for families. Individual costs are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 ages 7-17. There is no charge for Annual Pass holders, or for ages 0-6. “Families have found that Annual Family Passes – which allow free program admission – make for affordable weekly family outings,” says Hall. 

Along with supplies, exhibit admission and treasure hunts are included in program costs, and the weekly projects are taken home by the participants. Adults must attend with children to assist in the projects. 

The Galt’s popular weekly family program Saturdays at 1:00 returns in the fall. For details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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