Children's and Preschool Programs at the Museum


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
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Wee Fun Wednesdays for Tots and Caregivers

Drop in programs for Tots and Caregivers will stimulate communication, cooperation, imagination and make new friends! Stop in for crafts and finish up by seeing one of our many displays! Join us for a different theme each Wednesday!

Spring 2024


​April 3

Butterfly Day

​Make a craft, Purple Playdough, Colouring

April 10

Flower Blossom Day

​Make a craft, Pink Playdough, Colouring

April 17

Flowerpot Day

​Make a craft, Green Playdough, Colouring

April 24

Birds Day

​Make a craft, Blue Playdough, Colouring

​May 1

Farm Animals Day

​Make a craft, Red Playdough, Colouring 

​May 8

Mother's Day

​Make a craft, Pink Playdough, Colouring

May 15

Royalty Day

​Make a craft, Purple Playdough, Colouring

​May 22

Car Day
Make a craft, Purple Playdough, Colouring 

Summer 2024


​July 10

Desert Animal Day

Make a craft, Brown Playdough, Colouring

​July 17
​Scrapbook Stamp Day
Make a craft, Red Playdough, Colouring
​July 24
​Butterfly Day
Make a craft, Purple Playdough, Colouring
July 31​
​Sea Creatures Day
Make a craft, Blue Playdough, Colouring
​August 7
​Sun Crafts Day
Make a craft, Yellow Playdough, Colouring
​August 14
Wind Chime Day​Make a craft, Green Playdough, Colouring
​August 21
​Bug Day
Make a craft, Black Playdough, Colouring

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July to August, 2024 | Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 4 p.m.
All ages. Free admission (monetary donations accepted)

Early Toys Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a fun activity to try this summer? Drop into the Elman W. Campbell Museum on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday during July and August and try our Early Toys Scavenger Hunt. Find the toys hiding in our new displays, play with some old-fashioned toys, try some wooden toys, and have fun with our new tabletop activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.   

Museum Downtown Scavenger Hunt Challenge

The Museum has created a Downtown Newmarket Scavenger Hunt. A challenging yet fun and exciting way for families to explore downtown Newmarket. Pick up the hunt at the Museum, find all the answers and submit it to be entered to win a Prize Package. Winner will be announced in September.   

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Suitable for ages 4 to 10. Adult supervision required.
Admission for all programs $5/child. 

Participants will develop their creativity and motor skills and enjoy some fun activities making unique crafts. Finish with a themed scavenger hunt and tabletop activities.

Cactus Pot Handprints

Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Participants will learn tracing, cutting and pattern skills while having fun decorating their own cute, cactus pot handprint keepsake.

Pre-Register in advance at xplor


Stained Glass Butterflies

Saturday, July 27, 2024 | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Discover how to create a charming, decorative stained-glass butterfly with tissue paper, glue, and scissors.

Pre-Register in advance at xplor

Paper Plate Weaving

Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Participants will learn how to turn a paper plate into a colourful, woven piece of art.

Pre-Register in advance at xplor

Garden Wind Chimes

Saturday, August 17, 2024 | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Be ready to get messy using a sponge painting technique to paint flowerpots, and hand-string beads to create your own colourful wind chime.

Pre-Register in advance at xplor