Early Years Play Dates

This weekly, drop-in program encourages early years children (age 0-5) and their caregivers to spend quality time learning and playing together. Thoughtfully designed with your child’s development in mind, each Early Year’s Play Date helps children explore their senses, their environment, and relationships with those around them. Look out for weekly themes!

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!


Plan Your Visit


March 5, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Art Party

Discover your creative side as you mold sculptures, finger paint, and scribble your joy at this art party. Use various materials to leave your mark and craft the world you see around you.

March 19, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Rock and Roll

Play with objects, toys, and ramps. Explore ways to move our bodies and objects in space. Use trucks, marbles, and other objects that roll to experiment with gravity, friction, and force!

March 26, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Pipette Play

Become a scientist exploring the world of material things! Explore sensory stations that allow you to mix, pour, and extract as you work on fine motion skills and coordination.

April 2, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Dinos in Space

Explore sensory bins and toys and discover Dinos in Space! Throw a ball like a shooting star or run through a space-themed maze.  Stomp your dino feet in different sensory-themed textures. 

April 9, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Pastel Power

Develop hand-eye coordination and pattern recognition as you enjoy colour-coded crafts and sensory play that's super-powered pastel!

April 16, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 pm

Sound it Out

A morning of sound, vibration, and language development. Learn how to communicate in many ways: through words, sounds, movement, drawings, facial expressions, and more!

April 23, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

End of the Rainbow

All things colour! Explore colorful sensory bins with cloud-like textures, shiny objects, and endless colours to sort. Play with prisms and light tables to explore the world of light, colour, and explore how it shows up in nature. 

April 30, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am