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


October 3, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Fun in Fall

Explore all things fall. Uncover the patterns of fall with leaf rubbing, get creative as you trace your hand print and transform it into a uniquely designed leaf, paint with autumnal colours, and explore fall-themed sensory bins to support your child's development.

October 10, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Splatter Art

Get messy and creative as you paint using a variety of different materials that create a SPLAT. Watch colours fly and mix together as you explore colour theory and develop fine motor skills.

October 17, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Monster Mash

Listen to spooky tunes and share your best monster moves as you move, groove, and get active. Or, play with our monster felt board and tell your own monster stories. Develop fine motor skills, practice your storytelling skills, and get creative together.

October 24, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Orange & Black Party

Dive into a morning of spooky fun as you practice fine motor skills to pin the face on the pumpkin, string beads along pipe cleaners, and explore sensory bins filled with all things orange and black.

November 7, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Pots and Pans

Play with all sorts of kitchen items as you develop fine motor skills, and explore new sensory experiences. Make noise, move water between contains, and pretend play with kitchen pots, pans, and more!

November 14, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Tea Party

Explore sensory bins themed after a picnic tea party! Cozy up with a blanket and plastic food to pretend play with friends and family as you practice fine motor skills.

November 21, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Sensory Play

Interact with textures that are hard, soft, slimy, or smooth during a morning of sensory play. Explore a variety of sensory bins to discover the differences between materials.

November 28, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am


Explore different tools to scribble with and discover how these tools change the outcome of your drawing. Develop fine motor control as you hold one or multiple scribbling tools. Get moving as you listen to music and scribble shapes that match how the music makes you feel.