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Family Program Registration Information

  • Fall Programs for Families 2017
    • Museum Mini Mornings
    • Pinch Pot Pumpkins (Family)
    • Museum  Parent & Me Pottery
    • Little Glowing Ghosts (Family)
    • Tinker Tots
    • Museum - Family Fun Science Workshops
    • Night Walk at the Museum
    • Winter Wonderland (Family)
    • Holiday Ornaments (Family)
    • Family Winter Nature Walk
    • Family Snow Shoeing
    • Family Holiday Card Making  

Family Programs Fall 2017 * Registration begins August 15

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: Wednesday September 13, 20, 27, and October 4

    • Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
    • Barcode: 307047

    Session 2: Wednesday October 18, 25, November 1, 8

    • Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
    • Barcode: 307048

    Session 3: Wednesday November 22, 29, December 6, 13

    • Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
    • Barcode: 307050


    Sunday Morning Sessions

    Session 1: Sunday September 10, 17, October 1,15 (No Class on September 24 due to Applefest or October 8 due to Thanksgiving)

    • Time: 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM
    • Barcode: 307046

    Session 2: Sunday November 5, 12, 19, 26 

    • Time: 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM
    • Barcode: 307049

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    Pinch Pot Pumpkins (Family)

    A crowd favourite! Learn how to pinch, cut, and sculpt your own unique ceramic jack-o-lantern in our pottery studio. Create lasting memories and an amazing work of art that will bring spooky fun for years to come! Includes all supplies and firing for one pumpkin.

    • Ages : 4+
    • Markham Resident Cost : $40.00
    • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00

    Session 1: Saturday, September 30, 2017


    • Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM
    • Barcode: 306792


    Session 2: Saturday, September 30, 2017

    • Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
    • Barcode: 306791

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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: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
    • Ages: 4 and up
    • Markham Resident Cost: $150.00
    • Non Markham Resident Cost: $160.00

      Session 1: Sunday October 1, 8, 15, 22 (4 classes)

      • Barcode: 305530

      Session 2: Sunday November 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 classes) 

      • Barcode: 305531

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      Little Glowing Ghosts (Family)

      Create a set of 3 ghosts that are sure to add some spooky fun to your home! Our professional pottery instructors will guide you step by step during this family-friendly workshop. Includes all supplies and firing for three ghost lanterns. 

      • Date:  Saturday October 14, 2017
      • Time : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Ages : 4+
      • Markham Resident Cost : $40.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
      • Barcode: 306808

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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 1: Saturday October 14, 21, November 4, 11 (no class on October 28 due to Scaryfest)

      • Barcode: 307106

      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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      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. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered). 

      • Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
      • Ages: 4 and up
      • Cost: $18.00

        Session 1: Saturday October 14

        • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration

        Session 2: Saturday November 4

        • Barcode: 307079

        Session 3: Saturday, November 18

        Session 4: Saturday December 2

        • Barcode: 307081

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        Night Walk at the Museum 

        Ever wonder what the Museum looked like at night? Bring your family to explore the “darker” side of Markham Museum and learn what animals go bump in the night! From the ever so sly fox, to our little brown bats, discover some of the critters that come out onto the 25 acres park land when the sun goes down!  Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered).

        • Date:  Friday, November 3 , 2017
        • Time : 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Ages : 4+
        • Markham Resident Cost : $18.00
        • Non Markham Resident Cost: $28.00
        • Barcode: 307087

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        Winter Wonderland (Family)

        Create a magical holiday scene in clay! A perfect decorative piece for your holiday table or mantle, this project will feature little snowmen, candy canes, holiday trees and of course, lots of presents! Our professional pottery instructors will guide you step by step to create your own unique winter wonderland! Includes all supplies and firing for one project.

        • Date:  Saturday, November 18, 2017
        • Time : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Ages : 4+
        • Markham Resident Cost : $40.00
        • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
        • Barcode: 306813

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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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        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+
        • Cost : $30.00
        • Barcode: 307083

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        Family Holiday Card Making 

        Get ready for the Holidays by making your own cards as a family! Using a combination of modern materials and historic methods, you will get the opportunity to create a collection of personalized cards. You will get to try your hand at using the Museum's 1910 printing press and also create your own one of a kind stamp to use to decorate future creations.  Cost is for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children are $10 each (max 2 additional).

        • Date:  Sunday December 3, 2017
        • Time : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Ages : 4+
        • Markham Resident Cost : $30.00
        • Non Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
        • Barcode: 307077

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        Registration Information

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