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Family Programs

Family Program Registration Information

Family Programs Summer 2017 Registration starts May 9 

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).

  • Time : 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
  • Ages : 2 to 4 years old
  • Markham Resident Cost : $64.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $74.00

Wednesday Morning Sessions

Session 1:Wednesday June 28, July 5, 12, and 19 2017

  • Barcode: 304273
  • Click here to see weekly themes.

Session 2: Wednesday August 9, 16, 23, and 30 2017

  • Barcode: 304274

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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 August 13, 20, 27, and Sept 10 (No class on Sept 3 due to Labour Day weekend)

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Barcode: 303943

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Toad Abodes

Create a natural shelter for the toads in your garden to hide from predators and stay out of the sun. Whimsical as well as practical, a toad house makes a charming addition to the garden. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, June 24
  • Time:  1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost : $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost : $50.00
  • Barcode: 303978

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Ceramic Ice Cream Cones

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!  Cool down this summer in our pottery studio! Create your own ceramic waffle cone cup or bowl, perfect for sundaes, sorbets or a scoop of your favourite frozen treat. Our professional pottery instructors will teach you how to build and decorate your creation in a fun and relaxed environment. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $25.00 each to a max of 3 children.  Includes all supplies for one ice cream bowl and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, July 22
  • Time:  10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost : $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost : $50.00
  • Barcode: 304170

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Family Pottery Fun

Spend some quality family time in our pottery studio this summer! Each participant will receive a piece of clay and 2 hours of free building time. Our professional instructors will demonstrate a variety of techniques and assist you with your unique pottery creations. Cost and registration is per person and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes 2 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. Additional clay can be purchased for $3.00/piece during workshop.

  • Time:  1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Markham Resident Cost : $20.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost : $30.00

Session 1: Sunday, June 11

  • Barcode: 304350

Session 2: Saturday, August 12

  • Barcode: 304351

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Registration Information

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