Young Scientist Series

We are so happy to again offer our Young Scientist Series 2016 – 2017 funded by United Way! Twice a month, year-round, on Friday from 1pm – 3pm, Saturday from either 10:30am – 12:30pm or 1-3pm, and Sunday from either 10:30am – 12:30pm or 1pm – 3pm, our staff lead an exploration of science for young children and their families!

Every session focuses on a new theme/topic (see past examples below) and includes hands on-activities, crafts, nature hikes, demonstrations, stories and much more!

Children of all ages are welcome though activities are generally geared towards ages 3 to 10. Parents must remain with their children for the length of the program.

Don’t forget to log your sessions in your free Manuels River Logbook so that you can earn certificates and fun prizes along the way!

Thanks to United Way, Young Scientist programming is once again included with the cost of  admission and with Family Membership.

Current dates and themes for Young Scientist are posted on our What’s On page




Past Young Scientist themes have included:

September 26 & 27 – Seeds

September 12 & 13 – Birds of a Feather 3

Aug 22 & 23: Float your boat!

Aug 8 & 9: Blooms all around you

June 20 & 21: Dirt, Worms, and Ants

June 6 & 7: Birds of a Feather

May 23 & 24: Sick Science 2

May 9 & May 10: Colour Explosion!

October 10 & 11 – Animal Habitats & Trail Walk

October 17 & 18  – Earth Science – Fossils

November 7 & 8: Plants of Manuels River

November 21st & 22: Animal Migration

December 5 & 6: Soils

December 19th & 20th: Sick Science 3 (The Science of Frozen)