Littles Lab

Science isn’t what you know; it’s a way of thinking! Nurture your early learner’s scientific brain in this weekly, drop-in program. Test, observe, and examine a new material each week in this hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program, specially designed for early learners. 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


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

Hibernation Station

Follow paw prints to discover which animals hibernate. Crawl into different dens to uncover the textures and materials animals gather to keep warm and prepare for hibernation. Cuddle up with a book and blanket and listen to soothing sounds as you relax the way hibernating animals do.

October 5, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Puzzle Play

Discover how things fit together. Find, sort, and match puzzle pieces together. Look for patterns big and small and learn how to recognize colours, work on your memorization, literacy skills, and pattern recognition and fall into the world of coding.

October 12, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Weaving Webs

Spend the morning twisting and turning strong, yarn, and fabric that you can crawl through and unravel. Develop fine motor skills, dexterity, and get creative.

October 19, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Mixing Potions

Watch things fizz, ooze, and POP! Mix together different materials and explore chemical reactions big and small.

October 26, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Pumpkin Guts

Squish and squeeze DIY Pumpkin Gut Slime. Explore textures reminiscent of pumpkin guts, and customize your slime with various materials to mimic seeds, pulp, or the fibrous strands.

November 2, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Drip and Drop Painting

Explore gravity as you use pipettes, sponges, and other toys to drip paint and other liquids to make unique, textured art.

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

Recycle Toys

Play with all things recycled. Learn about the importance of reducing waste, and recycling items into new uses as you make your own toys from recycled parts. Think critically and innovatively to put your engineering skills to the test.

November 16, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Leave a Mark

Use natural substances to stain, rub, and make your mark and a unique artwork. Or, try a classic leaf rubbing to imprint the beauty of the natural world onto a piece of paper.

November 23, 2023 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Melody Makers

Use natural materials and experiment with sounds. Discover how different materials change the sound produced in your musical shaker and get your body moving as you dance along to different rhythms and beats.

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

Paper Play

Rip, fold, mold, and make all things paper! Listen to sounds produced by paper, build a paper structure collaboratively, explore textures in a paper sensory bin, and try writing and drawing different things.