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


June 25, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Paint Party

Discover all the different ways you can be creative. Experiment with how paint reacts with different surfaces and textures. Try taking art outside the lines by painting on and under tables (and even on the windows)!

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

Unicorn Island

Discover sensory stations of sparkles and rainbow colours designed to develop your imagination. Explore textures, colours, reflective materials, and maybe even a little unicorn magic!

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

Nature Up Close

Use your senses to explore nature! Touch, light up, and magnify natural objects. Then, cozy up for a nature-themed story!

July 16, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Volcanic Fun

Mix substances to discover fizzy chemical reactions that mimic a volcano!

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

Dino Space Swamp

Become a dinosaur during a morning of play! Jump as high as a dino, dig deep into a dino swamp for fossils, and chip away at dinosaurs trapped in icy moon rock!

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

Art Party

Paint, sculpt, and scribble high and low as you explore art mediums and textures. Get creative and messy during this morning of artistic play!

August 7, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Rocks and Wheels

Music, wheels, and rocks! Explore gravity by rolling different objects down ramps, and hypothesize what sounds it will create on the way down. Combine music, movement, force, and gravity for an active and musical morning!

August 13, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Bubble Ball Room

Bubbles, balls, and a bouncing good time! Get active and practice your fine motor skills as you roll, bounce, or roll!

August 20, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Joy of Toys

Explore toys big and small, old and new, and discover the simple joy of playing! Explore how toys might move, or be created, and become like a museum curator by collecting and arranging your favourites.

August 27, 2024 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Slime Sculptures & Splat Monsters

Explore the sensory texture and endless molding and folding possibilities of slime! Uncover fun mix-ins and tools to help build a slimy sculpture or monster.

Unearth Wonder

Help build our NEW dinosaur exhibit at 100 Kellogg Lane!

The future London Children’s Museum was shaped by the ideas and dreams of over 500 children, families, and community members. And children in our community made one thing very clear - our new home would not be complete without dinosaurs!

But to make our community’s dream a reality, we need your help! You can bring these prehistoric wonders to life by donating today. Every gift matters!

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