Collection Spotlight

The London Children's Museum is home to over 7,000 artifacts! Connect with unique aspects of human history, art and culture, and the natural world by examining objects from our collection. Discover a new artifact each week in this hands-on program!

All programs are included in general admission and are free for members. Admission can be purchased in advance online or by walk-in at our front desk!


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June 4, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Learn about unique narwhal adaptions and handle an authentic narwhal tusk. Craft a paper plate narwhal to take home.

June 11, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Musical Instruments

Examine musical instruments from around the world and explore how music can connect people from different cultures and across generations. Then, make your own music by crafting a popsicle-stick harmonica!

June 18, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cabbage Patch Dolls

Come see dolls that become the craze of the 1980s! Why were they so popular, and what made them so uniquely collectible?

June 25, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Meet Our Meteorite

Get hands-on with a real meteorite from outer space! Experiment with crater kits and explore what happens when meteorites hit the ground!

July 14, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Collection Inspection 

Discover wonderful artifacts hidden in our collection room! Examine behind-the-scenes artifacts, learn about being a curator, and discover what steps are taken to preserve collections items.

July 21, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Under the Sea

Explore wonders from beneath the waves and examine a shark jaw, whale baleen, and shells - all while staying dry! Create a paper plate whale or pufferfish, and explore a sea-themed sensory bin.

July 28, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Art of Printing

Become an art inspector as you examine soapstone prints from Cape Dorset! Learn how these prints were made and the significance of soapstone printing in Canada. Then, try out printmaking with your very own design!

August 4, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Backyard Birds

Did you know that there are over 501 recorded bird species in Southern Ontario? Come examine different bird eggs in our collection, learn about their habitats, and how we can protect our avian friends!

August 11, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Meet Our Meteorite

Have you ever held a shooting star? Come meet our 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite! Learn about meteorite impact craters, and the difference between a meteorite, meteors, meteoroids, comets, and asteroids. Experiment with crater kits and explore what happens when meteorites hit the ground!

August 18, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Galimoto Toys

Galimoto are toys that children are challenged to make from wire and other materials. Come and see our Galimoto toys from Botswana! Then, we challenge you to create your own Galimoto toys using household objects!

August 25, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Explore Fossils

Hold the past in your hand with fossils from our collection. Learn about different fossil classifications and how fossils are formed.