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Family Programs

Family Programs Winter 2018

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: Cancelled due to low enrolment

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

  • Barcode: 312596

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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 21, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Barcode: 312583

Session 2: Saturday February 3, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • 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 3
  • 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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Spring 2018 - Registration starts February 13

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

  • Cost: $18.00 (per family registration 1 adult, 1 child)
  • Session 1: Saturday April 14
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Barcode: 314007
  • Session 2: Saturday May 5
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Barcode: 314008
  • Session 3: Saturday May 26
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Barcode: 314009


Gift for Mother’s Day - Handprint Jewellery Dish

Give Mom a hand this Mother’s Day! Learn how to create this fun and easy handprint jewellery dish with the help of our pottery instructor. Decorate with fun colours and textures to make your dish even more special. This project is sure to be a staple on Mom’s dresser for years to come! Includes all supplies and firing for one jewellery dish. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $20.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. 

 

  • Date: Saturday, April 28
  • Barcode 318910
  • Time:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+

 

Mother’s Day Beautiful Handprint Butterfly

Celebrate Mother’s day together in our exciting pottery studio. Creating lasting memories with mom and child’s handprints in the shape of a beautiful butterfly. Our professional pottery instructor will guide you step by step in creating your own unique work of art! Includes all supplies and firing for one butterfly. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $20.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. 

  • Date: Sunday, May 13
  • Barcode: 318912
  • Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+

 

Gift for Father’s Day Frame

Display your favourite memories with Dad in this unique picture frame! Learn how to create your own frame step by step in our fun and exciting pottery studio. Decorate with Dad’s favourite things and colours! Includes all supplies and firing for one picture frame. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $20.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. 

  • Date: Saturday, May 26
  • Barcode: 318914
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+

 

Father’s Day World’s Best Dad Trophy

Come in for some after-brunch quality time with Dad this Father’s Day at the Markham Museum! Show Dad he’s number one with this fun ceramic trophy tile. Create lasting memories and unique artwork with the help of our professional pottery instructor! Includes all supplies and firing for one trophy tile. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $20.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. 

  • Date: Sunday, June 17th 2018
  • Barcode: 318921
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+

May the Fourth Jedi Door Hanger

Light sabers, stars and spaceships! Use the Force to create your own Jedi-themed door hanger. Perfect for fans of all ages. Spend some quality family time in our exciting pottery studio in a galaxy not so far away! Includes supplies and firing for one door hanger. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $20.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. 

  • Date: Friday, May 4th 2018
  • Barcode: 318925
  • Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+

 

Spring Chicken Door Hanger (Family)

Welcome spring with an adorable hatching chick! Learn how to create this whimsical door hanger step by step, then decorate your creation with a variety of textures colourful underglazes in our exciting pottery studio. From shell to beak, this project is fun for the entire family and can be enjoyed year after year! Includes supplies and firing for one door hanger. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $20.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. 

  • Date: Saturday, March 31
  • Barcode: 318926
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+

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Registration Information

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