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Sarah, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019

Idea Exchange is excited to welcome back families for an entire weekend of free Family Day activities. Check out the full schedule below and get ready to discover and play with the whole family.

Saturday, February 16

Games and Gadgets Galore, 10:30am – 3:30pm: Stop by Queen’s Square for this special edition of the Saturday Stay & Play. Get your game on with BIG games, board games, tech toys and more!

STEAM Stay & Play, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Clemens Mill, Hespeler and Preston will all be running their regular Saturday Stay & Play programs. Drop by for fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities.

Tech Lab, 2:00 – 4:00pm: Drop-in to explore a new tech project at Preston at this regular Saturday program. They have a different tech project each week, exploring everything from building with little bits and circuits and creating YouTube shorts to having a roblox play-a-thon and designing sphero mazes.

Totally Radical 80s Time Travel Adventure Escape Room, 2:00 – 5:00pm: Take a nostalgic journey back in time at Queen’s Square with this awesome escape room! Work your way through some wicked righteous clues with your friends Super Mario, Carmen Sandiego and Mavis Beacon. Please note: this program is for Ages 13+ and requires registration.

Sunday, February 17

The Old Post Office is your go-to for Family Day activities today! Visit every floor for something new.

Create Your Own 3D Puzzle, 1:00 – 3:00pm: Drop-in to the Makerspace to make your own 3D wooden puzzle. Watch as the puzzle pieces are cut by our laser cutter, then assemble the puzzle. Want to get creative? We’ll have supplies available to decorate your new puzzle before you put it together. Please note: a $2.00 material cost will apply at this activity.

Marbles and Mazes, 1:00 – 5:00pm: Drop by the Discovery Centre for fun with marbles and mazes. Start a marble race, or construct a maze and challenge your family to complete it.

Jackbox Games, 1:00 – 5:00pm: Get ready to laugh in the Creative Studios with this fun activity! Bring your phone or tablet, or borrow a laptop and let loose with Jackbox Games video games.

Family Sphero Soccer, 2:00 – 4:00pm: Grab a sphero and start a robotic soccer match in the Creative Studios. Whether you play offense or defense, you’ll have a ball with these awesome tech toys.

Monday, February 18

Celebrate Family Day with us at Clemens Mill!

Discover & Play on Family Day, 12:00 – 4:00pm: Check out the new Virtual Reality Room, Makerspace, and all of the STEAM stations with your family.

Erick Traplin Show, 2:30 – 3:15pm:  Erick’s show is a fun-filled, high energy, interactive musical show with lots of audience participation! Learn more about Erick here.

We look forward to seeing you at Idea Exchange for Family Day weekend!

Please note: only our Clemens Mill location will be open from 12:00 - 4:00pm on February 18, 2019 for Family Day programming. All other Idea Exchange locations are closed.