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Family Programs

Family Programs Winter 2017

Museum Mini Mornings 

Looking for something new to do with your active preschooler? Join us at the Museum for fun, educational and interactive activities specifically designed for you and your little one. Classes are lead by our experienced program instructors and incorporate the museum's unique features including our heritage orchard, exhibitions, and historic buildings. Each 4 week session has a new theme and activities, so you can sign up for multiple sessions! Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $40.00 each (max 3 children per adult). 

  • Ages : 2 to 4 years old
  • Markham Resident Cost : $64.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $74.00

Wednesday Morning Sessions

Session 1:  January 17, 24, 31, Feb 7

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
  • Barcode: 312576

Session 2: February 14, 21, 28, Mar 7

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
  • Barcode: 312578

Session 3: March 21, 28, April 4, 11

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
  • Barcode: 312579

Sunday Morning Sessions

Session 4: January 14, 21, 28, February 4

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Barcode: 312575

Session 5: February 11, 25, March 4, 11 (no class on Feb 18th because of family day weekend)

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Barcode: 312577

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Museum - Parent & Me Pottery 

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio!  This program provides an opportunity for those big and small to play with clay, to each make a special treasure, and best of all spend time together while being creative.  We will explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling.  Together with our professional artist instructors participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired.  Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $75.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. Includes all supplies.

  • Time: 9:30 AM -11:00 AM
  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Markham Resident Cost: $150.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $160.00

Session 1: Sunday January 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 (4 classes) 

  • Barcode: 312595

Session 2: Sunday February 25, Mar 4, 11, 18 (4 classes) 

  • Barcode: 312596

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Museum - Tinker Tots

Circuits, gears, marble runs, oh my! Introduce your youngster to the wonders of STEAM based learning and engineering through classes led by experienced program instructors. Learn about basic circuitry, chain reactions, and physics, all geared towards a level your little one will understand. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered). Parents participate.
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Ages: 7-16
  • Markham Resident Cost: $64.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $74.00
Session 2: Saturday November 18, December 2, 9, 16 (no class on November 25 due to Santa Claus Parade)
  • Barcode: 307107

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Holiday Ornaments (Family)

Spend some quality time this holiday season in our pottery studio! Create a set of 12 ceramic ornaments that are great for decorating your holiday tree and to give as gifts. Use patterns, stamps and colour to create your own individual ornaments. This project is sure to bring joy year after year! Includes all supplies and firing for 12 ornaments. 

  • Date:  Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ages : 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost : $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
  • Barcode: 306793

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Holiday Ornaments (Family)

Spend some quality time this holiday season in our pottery studio! Create a set of 12 ceramic ornaments that are great for decorating your holiday tree and to give as gifts. Use patterns, stamps and colour to create your own individual ornaments. This project is sure to bring joy year after year! Includes all supplies and firing for 12 ornaments. 

  • Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Time : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Ages : 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost : $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
  • Barcode: 306794

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Family Winter Nature Walk

Hop into your winter boots and head over to Markham Museum’s winter wonderland! With an instructor, families will explore the museum’s 25 acres and learn all about the winter habitats and animals, find out how plants and animals adapt to our chilly weather, and look for signs they’ve been here. End the walk with some hot cocoa and create a winter bird feeder to take home. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered). 

  • Date:  Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Time : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ages : 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost : $18.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $28.00
  • Barcode: 307086

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Family Snow Shoeing

The Museum provides the perfect place to spend time with your family while enjoying the Canadian Winter.  Each 2 hour session will include a basic introduction to snowshoeing, group activities/games and free time to explore the 25 acre Museum Grounds.  Snowshoes will be provided. Participants will need to provide their own warm outdoor clothing, including winter boots.  Cost and registration is per person and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Date:  Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • Time : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Ages : 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost : $30.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
  • Barcode: 307083

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Memory Jar

Start the New Year off with some good memories! Capture memories in a unique way by having family members write them down throughout the year and fill up this adorable jar. At the end of the year empty the notes and relive happy moments together. This fun activity is sure to bring many smiles and perhaps even form some memories for next year! Our professional pottery instructor will help you create your own unique memory jar from start to finish. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, January 13, 2017
  • Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age: 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
  • Barcode: 312668

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Family Snowshoeing

The Museum provides the perfect place to spend time with your family while enjoying the Canadian Winter.  Each 2 hour session will include a basic introduction to snowshoeing, group activities/games and free time to explore the 25 acre Museum Grounds.  Snowshoes will be provided.  Participants will need to provide their own warm outdoor clothing, including winter boots.  Cost and registration is per person and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Age: 4yrs - 99yrs
  • Cost: $16.95

Session 1: Sunday January 21st 2pm-4pm

  • Barcode: 312583

Session 2: Saturday February 3rd 2pm-4pm

  • Barcode: 312584

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Family Valentines: Matching Mugs

Show your love this Valentine’s Day with matching mugs! One big and one small, these mugs are perfect for sharing hot chocolate with your favourite person. Design, create and decorate your creations in our fun and exciting pottery studio! Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $25.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants.  Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, February 3rd
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Age: 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $55.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $65.00
  • Barcode: 312669

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Family Winter Nature Walk

Hop into your winter boots and head over to Markham Museum’s winter wonderland! With an instructor, families will explore the museum’s 25 acres and learn all about the winter habitats and animals, find out how plants and animals adapt to our chilly weather, and look for signs they’ve been here. End the walk with some hot cocoa and create a winter bird feeder to take home. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered).

  • Dates: Saturday March 3rd   
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration
  • Cost: $18.00

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Museum - Family Fun Science Workshops

Join us as we mix, measure, and discover together!  From pulleys and gears to slimy experiments, we will explore the science behind some of our favourite things.  These workshops specifically allow families to engage together in hands-on activities that explore science in the world around them. Visit www.markhammuseum.ca for the weekly program details. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered).

  • Age: 4 and up
  • Cost: $18.00

Session 1: Saturday January 27th

  • Time:  10:00am-11:30am
  • Barcode: 312587

Session 2: Saturday February 24th

  • Time: 10:00am-11:30am
  • Barcode: 312588

Session 3: Saturday March 24th

  • Time: 10:00am-11:30am
  • Barcode: 312589

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Registration Information

Consult your Markham Life magazine for registration information, or call the Program Coordinator at 905-305-5970.