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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On now until October

Naturals

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.

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

Eggshell Art: Eggshells make an unusual and interesting art material. We’ll learn how this unlikely material can be used in self-expression. Thinking outside the box encourages children to practice their creativity and innovatively solve problems!

Branch Sculptures: We’ll use branches to create 3D sculptures, use our creativity to make our vision a reality, and build skills along the way. Building in 3D will challenge our brains to learn in new ways.

Flower Dissection: Join us as we investigate the complex structures and interesting shapes that make up flowers and plants. We’re going to exercise our cognitive flexibility to create art out of these pieces! The world has many more possibilities when we transform what we see around us into something new.

Mud: Mud sure is messy – but it’s an excellent way to learn about the natural world. As we play with mud we’ll engage in sensory exploration, imaginative play and make the type of mess you can only make at Spark!

Whittling: Real tools develop real skills. In this program, we’ll safely learn the skills behind whittling. It’ll take some courage and patience, but learning a new tool boosts children’s confidence and opens up new possibilities for how they create and change the world around them.

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

Toddler Naturals Exploration: The littlest of visitors (aged 3 and under) will be able to explore the textures of natural objects. As we play, we’ll build our brains and learn about parts of the natural world around us.

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

Coming Up

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.