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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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OCT 28

Folk Art Design

For this month's Kids' Day, we're heading to Evergreen Brick Works. Join us there to celebrate the Annual Day of the Dead Celebration with the Evergreen Brick Works and DX teams.

Celebrate your creativity and passion for learning on October 28, as we host our free Kids' Day in the middle of the fiesta. Young designers will be challenged to create their own versions of traditional Mexican folk art. Our activity booth will be open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature two workshops: Picado Papels and Sugar Skulls!

Admission is free, however, registration is required.


Register Now

NOV 25

Hack Your Learning Space

DX is joining forces with Copernicus Education Products to bring your kids an exciting new design challenge. We look to your young designers to help develop the functionality and style of future learning spaces. Students will use their creativity to reimagine the possibilities. This workshop will include model making and a presentation addressing the design process.

Admission is free, however, registration is required.


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DEC 16

Recycled Winter Wreaths 

Celebrate the holidays and help combat the environmental impact of plastic decorations by creating a beautifully biodegradable wreath using recycled materials. 

All ages welcome!

Admission is free, however, registration is required.


Register Now

 

 

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

HOURS
MON+TUE
Closed
WED-FRI
9AM-5PM
SAT+SUN
12-4:30PM
 
QUESTIONS?
Call 416.363.6121
 
HOLIDAY HOURS
December 22, 23, 27,

28, 29, 30: 12-4:30PM

 
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