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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


Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Whole Shebang: a research project, 2017, installation detail. Photography Scott Lee
June 15 – October 6, 2018
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Following the ambitious mounting of The Whole Shebang: a research project in late 2017, Design at Riverside will showcase a selection of works from... Read More»
Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill
Saturday, June 30 - Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Clemens Mill
Special Events
The Clemens Mill location will temporarily close to the public on Saturday, June 30, 2018 for renovations and will re-open to the public on Tuesday,... Read More»
Lisa Hirmer, Firestarts, 2018
July 12 – September 9, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
Project by Lisa Hirmer with public activations by others   In dangerous storms, ships often drop their cargo. This makes them lighter and better able... Read More»
stay & play
Saturdays, July 7 - August 18, 2018, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Drop by the children’s area for fun games, crafts and activities. There will be something new to explore each week! Children under 5 must be... Read More»
Lisa Hirmer, Firestarts, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 10:00-11:30am
Events in the Community
Live Performances
Location: George St Parking Lot (where George St turns into Blair Rd) at the head of the Grand Trunk/Walter Bean Grand River Trail.  Bring your... Read More»
stay & play
Saturdays, July 7 - August 18, 2018, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Drop by the Preston children’s area for fun games, crafts and activities. There will be something new to explore each week!
spheros
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Build your own chariot with straws, cups, lego pieces and more and then race it on a track using the power of Spheros!
Old Post Office
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00pm and 2:30pm
Old Post Office
Special Events
We invite you to join us for a guided tour of our newest location: Idea Exchange, Old Post Office. Come experience the Creative Studios, Discovery... Read More»
OPO Light Show
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, July - August 2018, 9:00 - 11:00pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office! Our newest Idea Exchange location will come alive with a video projection designed by Westbury... Read More»