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Preschool & Children's Programs

Preschool Programs at Markham Museum

Children's Programs at Markham Museum

 


Preschool 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 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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Preschoool Programs Fall 2017 * Registration starts August 15 

Fall Munchkins 

‘Fall Munchkins’ was designed to provide preschoolers with a memorable one-of-a-kind experience.  Each week, the 3 hour program will be filled with fun crafts, activities, games and songs.  Educational and exciting themes will be experienced in a creative and caring environment designed to engage and captivate.  Each session is different! 

  • Time:  9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Ages: 3-6 years
  • Markham Resident Cost:  $189.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost:  $199.00

Session 1: October 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16 (No Class – October 28 due to Scaryfest and Santa Clause Parade Nov 25)

  • Barcode: 307041

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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 September 13, 20, 27, and October 4

    • Barcode: 307047

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

    • Barcode: 307048

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

    • 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)

    • Barcode: 307046

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

    • Barcode: 307049

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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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      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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      Children's Programs Summer 2017 * Registration starts May 9 

      Museum - Clay Creations 

      Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how pottery pieces are created. Participants 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 and have an opportunity to try basic techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

      • Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
      • Ages: 7-12 years
      • Markham Resident Cost: $200.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $210.00

      Session 1: Sunday July 16, 23, 30, August 13,20 and 27 (No class on 6 due to the Civic Holiday long weekend)

      • Barcode: 303947

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      Spiky Cactus Pencil Holder 

      Keep your pens and pencils in your very own ceramic cactus! Design, build and decorate your cactus with help from our professional pottery instructors in a fun and exciting environment. Includes all supplies and firing.

      • Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
      • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      • Ages: 7-16
      • Markham Resident Cost: $40
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50
      • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration

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      Children's Programs Fall 2017 * Registration starts August 15 

      Museum - Clay Creations 

      Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how pottery pieces are created. Participants 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 and have an opportunity to try basic techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

      • Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
      • Ages: 7-12 years
      • Markham Resident Cost: $200.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $210.00

      Session 1: Sunday Sept 10, 17, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 (6 classes) (No Class on September 24 due to Applefest)

      • Barcode: 305553

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      Little Glowing Ghosts

      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 exciting workshop. Includes all supplies and firing for three ghost lanterns. 

      • Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
      • Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
      • Ages: 4-8
      • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
      • Barcode: 306810

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      P.A. Day at the Museum  

      Bust P.A. Day boredom for your kids! Children will explore the many on-site attractions while participating in fun and educational activities that have been specially programmed to keep kids active while school's out.  Please send your child with a nut-free lunch/snacks and dress them for the weather as many of the activities will be outdoors.

      • Date: Friday, November 24, 2017
      • Time: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
      • Ages: 6-12
      • Markham Resident Cost: $56.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $66.00
      • Barcode: 307056

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      Holiday Ornaments   

      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: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
      • Ages: 4-8
      • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
      • Barcode: 306795

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      Museum - Homemade Holiday Treasures  

      Get ready for the season of giving by creating your own holiday treasures you can give to family and friends.  Each participant will be able to choose three unique treasures to create from Hot Chocolate Snowmen to One-of-a-kind tea towels and from Snowglobes to Ornaments.

      • Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
      • Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
      • Ages: 4-8
      • Markham Resident Cost: $37.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $47.00
      • Barcode: 307075

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      Museum – Creepy Crawlies Nature Walk

      Get in the Halloween spirit with this creepy crawly inspired nature walk! Love them or hate them, insects are all around us! From friendly honeybees, to slippery, shy earth worms, learn about some of the many insects and bugs that call Markham Museum their home. Discover what insects we like to encourage in our ecosystems, and ways to help them, and some insects we’d prefer pack their bags and move out. 

      • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
      • Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
      • Ages: 4-10
      • Markham Resident Cost: $18.00
      • Non Markham Resident Cost: $18.00
      • Barcode: 307110

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      Registration Information

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

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