Kids' Days at Union Station
Things You Didn’t Know Were Designed in Canada


Free Admission
  Sundays August 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1-4pm
  Union Station Oak Room  |  56 Front St. (West Wing)

Design Exchange has returned to Union Station to deliver FREE DXKids Days every Sunday in August!

Kids can get creative with DX inside Canada's busiest transit hub at our weekly Designing Future Cities: Urban Architecture and Transportation workshops. In this workshop adventurous architects-to-be examine the different elements and needs to make a city function as a whole. Using mixed media, participants will decide what will exist within their city before building a small scale model of their own superstructures for their future city!

All materials are provided.

DX Kids’ Days are a community outreach program designed for imaginative, curious and creative kids. These free, fun-filled afternoons explore various design disciplines through inspiring lessons and drop-in workshops led by DX's qualified, crafty instructors! DX Kids' Days are generously supported by TD Bank.

Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum, is Canada's design hub, by being a crossroads for multiple disciplines in the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage, through the delivery of a range of engaging and enriching public programs.




Drop in to DX for fun-filled days of FREE hands-on activities with inspiring lessons and DIY workshops led by creative and qualified DX Instructors.

Perfect for imaginative, curious and creative kids, all materials will be provided - markers, pipe cleaners, glitter, glue - even an app or two.

No previous design experience is required.

For questions, contact our education team:
education [at] dx.org    |    416.216.2111

Kids' Days are free to attend and are located at DX (234 Bay St.) unless otherwise noted.

Ages 7-13


Past Kids' Days

JUN 25

Glitz Lit
With guest artist Paddy Leung

Look at your every day light switch in a brand new light and add some extra sparkle in your space!

Young designers add a touch of whimsy to their interiors by glitterizing and repurposing light switches during a fun and engaging afternoon exploring design. Be prepared to stick and sprinkle magic dust to your own light switch plates to take home. 


​Skill Level: all ages


DIY Cacti

Creative kids get ready for the spring and bring some colour into their world with this paper plant building workshop!

Activities Include:

  • Creating their own paper plants and DIY planters to house their new creations.

​Skill Level: all ages

FEB 26

Designing the Soundscape
Ft. Guest Artist, Rehaset, from b current

This February DX is partnering with b current to celebrate Black History Month! Creative kids will learn about the history of dub poetry while writing their own. DX instructors will be onsite leading hands-on, music inspired workshops.

Activities Include:

  • Music History + Percussion Instruments
    Crafting + Beading:


DX P.A. Day Camp Programs are full day sessions in which budding designers create projects based on the day's theme.

All themes are studio based and explore various design fields from graphic to architecture to industrial and mixed media. Each session is lead by our team of experienced educators from the design and creative field.

No previous design experience is required.

The end of each session will include a 30 minute showcase from 3:30pm-4pm in which family and friends are invited to check out what budding designers have worked on during the day.

For questions, contact our education team:
education [at] dx.org    |    416.216.2111

PA Days based on the Public school and most Catholic school calendars.

Program Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Complimentary before care is available starting at 8:30am.
Aftercare is available for $10 from 4:15pm-5:30pm

General $55  |  Member $49.50 (taxes included)
Ages 7-13


Upcoming P.A. Days

Please check back for 2017/2018 PA Day Dates

If you have any questions please contact our education team at
education [at] dx.org or 416.216.2111.


Past P.A. Days


Design by Nature (Architecture/Interior)

Young designers will harness the elements of nature in a series of hands on mixed media projects. They will dive into the world of animal and plant life habitats and construct their own dwelling inspired by materials found in nature, along with small projects using sunlight as a the main tool.

Projects: Animal habitats, sun exposed prints + stained glass inspired designs


Creature Comforts

Creating their own creatures from stitching to stuffing is just the beginning for these toy designers! Campers will also build their new creations their own environment,  and design their packaging.

Projects: Stuffed creature, package design


Setting the Stage (Theatre Design)

Everything from sets, props and costumes, young designer explored what it takes to create the visual design and identity for a performance. Through hands on mixed media, campers built their own set models and puppets for their own fictional performance.

Projects: maquettes, puppets



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