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Programs + Events

Idea Exchange hosts hundreds of programs and events every year. From storytimes to movie screenings, there's always something interesting to do here. Find the one that's right for you.


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Online registration is available for Adult/Teen art courses and programs and Children’s art courses. All online registrations require an email address and those with a fee can be paid with a Visa or Mastercard. Registration in person or by phone (call 519.621.0460) is also available.

Monthly Calendar


Friday, August 18, 2017

SHOW.17 - Humboldt Magnussen, Flam-bouyant, 2015, inkjet print. Photo assistance by Vincent Chevalier.
July 7 – September 2, 2017
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
SHOW.17 brings together emerging artists from across Ontario whose works, processes and preoccupations are the newest and latest in the ever-changing... Read More»
Streaming Edison: 21st Century Luminescence
July 7 – September 10, 2017
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Unlike certain eras of 20th Century design such as Art Deco, Futurism, Modernism, and Post Modernism, Post-Millennium lighting design is not easily... Read More»
Make and Take
Fridays, July 7 - August 18, 2017, 9:45 - 10:15am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Come try your hand at making and creating a bunch of awesome crafts that you can take home and keep forever! This is no ordinary crafting, with... Read More»
Sensory Overload
Fridays, July 7 - August 18, 2017, 10:00 - 10:30am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Get your senses tingling!  Each week we will explore all sorts of sensory play --  squishy paint, spikey balls, spaghetti, mud, musical instruments,... Read More»
Totstime
Fridays, July 7 - August 18, 2017, 10:30 - 11:00am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song and movement. A great program for meeting other children and... Read More»
Morning in the garden
Fridays, July 7 - August 18, 2017, 10:30 - 11:00am
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Let’s practice our French this summer in the garden! Lots of outdoor fun en français!
Bootcamp
Fridays, July 7 - August 18, 2017, 11:00 - 11:30am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Prepare your child for Kindergarten.  In this school readiness program, children will learn to follow routines, practice fine motor skills, take... Read More»
Market Storytime
Fridays, July 7 - August 18, 2017, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Events in the Community
Programs + Workshops
This isn’t your Grandpa’s storytime. We’re mixing tradition with innovation activity stations!