Material of the Season

Join us daily in the Creative Kids Museum from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to explore this season's material through hands-on creativity.

These activities vary daily and are perfect for children under 9 to do with their caregivers.

All activities are included with membership or admission to TELUS Spark.


On now until June


Come explore the many ways you can be creative using this month’s Material of the Season, liquids. 

Every day at 10:30 a.m. one of the activities below will be running the Creative Kids Museum*:

Ice Tunnels: Explore phase changes from solid to liquid by melting ice. Collaborate to change the shape of the ice artfully. 

Suminagashi - Ink Marbling: Experiment with how moving liquids can mix colours and create compelling artwork using Suminagashi marbling dyes. 

Water Xylophones: Create musical sounds by experimenting with water xylophones. 

Underwater Mirrors: Explore reflections through water and learn about the properties of objects by observing them through an underwater mirror. 

Chemical Reactions: Through open ended exploration by mixing and combing different ingredients, we will investigate chemical reactions. Practicing observation skills and making hypotheses and testing them are key skills for young scientists. 

Just for toddlers: Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Exploration: Toddlers build their brains when they use their senses to explore and interact. Using liquids, we’ll create a sensory-rich environment for our littlest visitors to explore the properties of liquids and different mixtures flow, move and mix. A new piece of sensory information helps young brains grow! 

Colour Mixtures: Explore the properties of liquids by experimenting with colour mixing and floatation. 

Sensory Bottles: Explore how different mixtures flow, move, and mix in the toddler space by interacting with our sensory bottles. 

*Activities change daily and are chosen based on the frequency of an activity, resourcing and the number of visitors in the gallery. 

Upcoming Material of the Season 

Fabrics: July - October 2018

Plastics: November - February 2019