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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


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Child playing on floor
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 9:45 - 10:15am
Queen's Square
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... Read More»
Child playing on floor
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 10:15 - 10:45am
Hespeler
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... Read More»
line up of kids on their bellies
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 10:15 - 11:15am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centers.
Summer Surprise
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 10:30am
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
There is an awesome entertaining surprise waiting for you!
Totstime
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 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... Read More»
waterexplorers
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 - 11:30am
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Join us for some hands-on fun exploring the properties of water. Warning: You might get wet! Next Mini Makers sessions: August 1: Recycled Art August... Read More»
Kids jumping outside
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 10:30am
Preston
Programs + Workshops
There is an awesome entertaining surprise waiting for you!
line up of kids on their bellies
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 10:45 - 11:30am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centers.
kids clapping their hands
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 11:00 - 11:30am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Starting school in September? This school readiness program is for kids starting Kindergarten or current Kindergarten kids who want to practice their... Read More»
Stand Up to Falls session
Tuesdays, July 9 to August 13, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Join Community Support Connections for this free gentle exercise and falls prevention session. Work with a kinesiologist to build balance, strength,... Read More»
2 teens using VR
Monday - Saturday, July 2 - August 31, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm (excl. August 5)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in to try out our HTC Vive and learn more about this cool technology.
Kindergarten Bootcamp
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 2:00 - 2:45pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Prepare your child for Kindergarten. Children will learn fundamental skills, while having fun.
Kids jumping outside
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 2:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
There is an awesome entertaining surprise waiting for you!
kids in a garden
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in and work side-by-side with experienced gardeners. Learn about gardening, plants, and harvesting.
Discovery Hour
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Drop by the Discovery Centre for some hands on STEAM activities.
2 kids using VR
Monday - Thursday, July 2 - August 29, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm (excl. August 5)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in to try out our HTC Vive and learn more about this cool technology.
Girl flipping through a book, in library stacks
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13, 2019, 6:30 - 7:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are… come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious... Read More»
old school radio equipment
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
What is audio? Learn about the history of audio recording and microphones.
ukulele being played
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 27, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Do you have the ukulele basics down and want more structure? Then the Queen's Square location is the place for you! Grab your uke and come on out. No... Read More»
Common Waters, Julia Nakanishi and Tony Kogan, 2019
June 14 - September 15, 2019
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Common Waters is a community project that examines our relationship with water and provides a platform for us to discuss some of the most pressing... Read More»
Erika DeFreitas, within the cut and slender joint alone, video still, 03:04 minutes, 2017
July 12 - October 12, 2019
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
When water accumulates it is called a body, a body of water. A human body is also a body of water. Body of waters and bodies of water, a conversation... Read More»