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

1 PM - 4 PM


2018 Kids' Days


FEB 19

Family Day at DX

Celebrate Family Day at Design Exchange with an afternoon of free activities! Get inspired by our exhibitions and apply what you've learned to design a take-home project. Build your own mini chair after learning about industrial design in our permanent collection; or make felt from scratch after learning about sustainable textile production in the Peggy Sue Collection, winner of our 2017 Emerging Designer Competition.

Don't forget to check out our March Break camp offerings here.

MAR 25

Cool Coding

We teamed up with Canada Learning Code to learn how to make art with code. Plus, designer Libs Elliott joins us to show how she uses code to design her quirky quilts. 

APR 29

Green Thumbs in the City
Make seed bombs to overhaul empty lots into gardens, design your own ecosystem, and curate your own plant-rich future of the city. 


JUN 24

World Industrial Design Day

Celebrate World Industrial Design Day at DX with a free workshop for kids and families! Jonathan Loudon and the Swave Studios team will be teaching a lesson about Industrial Design before challenging participants to ideate, design, and build cardboard prototypes for their own products.

Admission is free, however, registration is required.
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Beat Makers 

Celebrate Culture Days at Design Exchange with an afternoon of free activities! In the spirit of this year's celebration of music, we're inviting you to build your own music maker! Music is universal, accessible, inclusive, and powerful and this activity gives participants an opportunity to get artistically and musically creative by crafting and decorating their very own instrument. Kids and adults alike, will also have an opportunity to think about how music, art and design that is influenced by culture and expression!

All ages are welcome.

Free to participate, however registration is required.

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

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 6-10


2018 P.A. Day


NOV 23

Radio Canada 

Kids will learn about core design principles and will flex their story-telling muscles as they go on a field trip to record a short story for their own podcast! In the afternoon, working with sustainable materials, designers will be challenged to follow in the footsteps of industrial designers and create an eye catching radio.

General Registration


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

DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street, Toronto


Please note, DX will be CLOSED on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Call 416.363.6121

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