thank you toronto for making our pilot project a success!
our pilot project is now closed, but we are working on opening a permanent location!
On July 31st, our Children's Discovery Centre grassroots pilot project came to a close after 14 months of laughter, smiles and joyful play! We are now exploring several opportunities in the downtown area to re-open Children's Discovery Centre in a permanent location. But we need your help! Please support our 20,000 Bricks Fundraising Campaign to help us find a new home. Please see our video below, and click here to buy your brick today!
On May 23rd, 2015, we opened the Children's Discovery Centre - Toronto's only children's museum designed and staffed by a team of early childhood development professionals for kids aged 0 to 6 years to play, create, get messy, explore and use their imagination.
During the 14 months of operation of our "pilot project", we provided unforgettable educational experiences for over 15,000 parents and children in our 10 Discovery Zones, all housed under one roof in our 20,000 sq.ft. building in downtown Toronto.
Our philosophy was simple: create a digital and screen-free space where our young kids can do what they naturally do - i.e. learn through play... and play they did!
Riding tricycles & scooters in our Mini City; building spaceships in Imagination Station; canoeing and camping in our urban Campground; painting masterpieces in Art Hive; dressing up in Make Believe; singing and drumming in Boom Room; grocery shopping and 'cooking' a gourmet meal in Eat Street; playing veterinarian and helping animals in Pet Vet; and snuggling up in our reading forts with a favourite book in Maya's Storyland... these are just some of the fun memories that our young visitors enjoyed .
Our team misses the pure squeals of joy and laughter that became the daily soundtrack of Children's Discovery Centre, but we'll be back in a new permanent home!
So stay tuned and keep in touch!
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