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Hands-On Centre

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre is located on the concourse level of the Gallery in the Weston Family Learning Centre.

You'll find art-making and creative play activities for the whole family, from our youngest learner on up!

See the hours of operation.

Friday Play Dates: Creative Story Time

We always have fun in the Hands-On Centre - art-making, constructing, storytelling, costume play, making new friends and exploring. Now there is another reason to visit! Join us on Friday morning for a creative story time just for little ones.
*Programs change frequently and are exhibition based.

Start time is 11 am – somewhat flexible depending on numbers; if necessary we might start a bit late.

Listen to a story, dress up and act out the story, play a game or make a little storybook...we tell stories in the most creative and playful ways.

Admission to the Centre included in General Admission ticket, or free unlimited admission with your family membership.


Generously supported by:

  • The Mariano Elia Foundation

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre Hours of Operation:

  Monday Tuesday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre CLOSED 10:30 am – 2 pm 10:30 am – 4 pm

The Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre Holiday Hours

Friday, December 23 10:30 am – 4 pm
Saturday, December 24 10:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 25 CLOSED
Monday, December 26 10:30 am – 4 pm
Tuesday, December 27 10:30 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, December 28 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thursday, December 29 10:30 am – 4 pm
Friday, December 30 10:30 am – 4 pm
Saturday, December 31 10:30 am – 4 pm
Sunday, January 1 10:30 am – 4 pm
Monday, January 2 10:30 am – 4 pm

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