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.

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Metal

Metal has many unique properties that some other materials might not possess. What can metal do that other materials can’t? Children will discover the many properties of metal while bending, shaping and creating using metal and real tools. This builds confidence and develops unique skills.

Now until July

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

Wire Self-Portraits: Our younger visitors can express themselves by making a self-portrait using wire and hardware. Unusual materials like this create interesting challenges for children to solve. They’ll try using observation and innovation to create art!

Copper Working: We’ll be forming and texturing copper to make fun objects like round dishes. Working with a new material gives children the opportunity to use real tools to develop new skills. The world around us is full of possibilities when we change the materials that make it up! 

Circuits without Wires: Creativity and innovation are key for problem solving. In this open-ended experiment, children will safely create circuits in unusual ways with unusual materials. It’s a playful exploration of a difficult concept!

Sound Exploration: Metal has many properties; one of the most interesting being the sounds it can create. We’ll be exploring sound, rhythm and pitch as we investigate the sound properties of different metal objects.

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

Toddler Tinfoil Exploration: Our littlest visitors (aged 3 and under) will participate in a playful sensory exploration of tinfoil. We’ll use our senses to discover how this material looks, feels and sounds. Through imaginative play, healthy brain architecture is built!

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

Coming Up

Naturals

July-October

There is so much in nature to explore. Come discover the world around us! Bring the outdoors in and find new ways to explore nature. Observation and exploration are skills that every growing child needs.

Paper

November-February

Would you rather build a tower using tissue paper or cardboard? Even though these materials seem very different, they have a lot in common. Come explore the many ways you can be creative using this month’s Material of the Season: Paper.