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Here's what's coming up! (Note that you can change your view between calendar and list.) 

We look forward to seeing you at The Learnary.

Upcoming events

    • 14 May 2019
    • 8 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • The Learnary



    All Learnary Members receive %10 off their purchases today! This applies to both sustaining and voting members. 

     (Gallery items are not included in this offer.)  

    • 26 May 2019
    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 83 sessions

    Shop Hours 

    Tuesday 10 - 4

    Wednesday 10 - 4

    Thursday 10 - 6

    Friday 10 - 6

    Saturday 11 - 5

    Sunday 11 - 5


     

    • 6 Jul 2019
    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 12 sessions

    Get creative with printmaking! A great activity for the whole family. While adults explore their creativity, kids as young as three can enjoy playing with premade stamps, and the carving activity is great for kids 6 and up (with parental supervision).

    This week you can: play with all our stampscarve your own “lino block” stamp; print your own greeting cards; learn about design principles and techniques for making unique work; print your own designs on fabriclearn about design principles and techniques for making unique work.

    $5 one day stamping pass. Includes: access to all our stamps and tools; fun paper for printing on.

    $25 all week drop-in pass (pay once for the week. Drop in as often as you like to finish a project or try something new). Includes: access to all our stamps and tools; one lino block: three blank cards/envelopes; one piece of cotton canvas.


    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about.

    During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!

    Kids under 15 must have an accompanying adult, who are invited to play too...or sit with a cup of tea and chat if you prefer. If your family includes kids younger than the set activity, don’t fret...we have drawing supplies, building blocks and more to entertain people of all ages.

    • 16 Jul 2019
    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 9 sessions

    Make your own fairy door! Fairies are taking up residence all over our neighbourhood lately...and you can help them settle in with a door of your own. We supply the materials, you supply the creativity! All ages.


    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about. During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!





    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 6 sessions


    Learn all about hydraulics with these fun materials from Pathfinders. You can build and rebuild all day with these sturdy materials, from cranes and circus rides to trap doors and more. There’s no limit but your imagination! A great inter-generational activity for kids as young as 5 as well as youth and adults too.

    $7 drop-in fee ($5 additional children in the family) for all week access. Parents play for free. Includes: hands on access to our large collection of hydraulic building material; guidance on how to get started; room to play!



    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about. During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 2 Aug 2019
    • 6 sessions

    Use our microscope and magnifiers to explore the world of tiny things. Take our drawing or writing challenges and play games that invite you to notice new things. Learn to see the world a little differently this week!

    $5-10 family drop-in all week. Includes: hands on exploration, curious questions, room to play!


    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about.

    During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!

    Kids under 15 must have an accompanying adult, who are invited to play too...or sit with a cup of tea and chat if you prefer. If your family includes kids younger than the set activity, don’t fret...we have drawing supplies, building blocks and more to entertain people of all ages.

    • 3 Aug 2019
    • 9 Aug 2019
    • 6 sessions

    Learn to mend and do simple sewing projects. Our popular Stuffie Triage is back too! Bring your torn jeans, your bags with one handle, your stuffies that have lost their stuffing. We’ll have our sewing machines out and all our mending supplies at the ready. Bring your hand sewing, your embroidery, your sashiko. We’re always happy to help find answers to your textile questions. If you’re more of a knitter or stitcher, bring your project and hang out with us for a bit. We love to chat over textile projects on the go! This week is open to all ages... younger members and stitchers can work on their own projects or try one of our kits.

    $7 drop-in fee ($5 each additional family member), all week access. Includes: use of our sewing machines; use of all mending tools and supplies; guidance on how to get started and ideas for creative mending; room to work.


    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about.

    During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!

    Kids under 15 must have an accompanying adult, who are invited to play too...or sit with a cup of tea and chat if you prefer. If your family includes kids younger than the set activity, don’t fret...we have drawing supplies, building blocks and more to entertain people of all ages.

    • 4 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Sunday, August 4th

    We invite all weavers to bring their portable looms and spend the day weaving together.

    Donations welcome.


    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about.

    During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!

    Kids under 15 must have an accompanying adult, who are invited to play too...or sit with a cup of tea and chat if you prefer. If your family includes kids younger than the set activity, don’t fret...we have drawing supplies, building blocks and more to entertain people of all ages.

    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 16 Aug 2019
    • 6 sessions

    Come and build with cardboard and Makedo, one of our favourite toys! Through the week, we are taking over the entire back room and offering a continuous cardboard building event. Come expand on what people before you have built. We’ll paint, decorate & add details as we go. It’ll be amazing to see what we create together. Fun for kids of all ages. We’ll also have the kettle on, and board games to play. So many ways to build community...

    $7 drop-in fee ($5 additional children in the family), all week access. Parents play for free. Includes: our large collection of Makedo and cardboard material; guidance on how to get started; room to play!


    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about.

    During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!

    Kids under 15 must have an accompanying adult, who are invited to play too...or sit with a cup of tea and chat if you prefer. If your family includes kids younger than the set activity, don’t fret...we have drawing supplies, building blocks and more to entertain people of all ages.

    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 3 Sep 2019
    • 4 sessions

    Playing with numbers is one of our favourite ways to be curious. Family math activities are a wonderful way to explore the creative, fun side of something that is so often understood as boring and hard. We will have games, activities, and suggestions for how to include number play within your family at home - even for those who are afraid of it.

    $5 family drop-in all week. Includes: hands-on access to our growing collection of math activities; tips for math fun; room to play!


    At The Learnary, making and playing together is what we’re all about.

    During our Weeks of Wonder, all ages are invited to make, do, and learn together.

    Stay for a short time or a long time; come and go all day, if that’s what works best for you. Meet your friends here and make it a party, or come on your own and meet new friends. There are just so many options!

    Kids under 15 must have an accompanying adult, who are invited to play too...or sit with a cup of tea and chat if you prefer. If your family includes kids younger than the set activity, don’t fret...we have drawing supplies, building blocks and more to entertain people of all ages.

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The Learnary is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. We are humbled by this history and grateful for our use of this land.

Phone: 778-802-3544

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5

Canada


Parking

Free (2 hour) public parking is available 1/2 block north of Hastings between Penticton and Kamloops.

Store Hours

Monday    10:00 - 4:00

Tuesday    10:00 - 4:00

Wednesday     Closed 

Thursday.    10:00 - 6:00

Friday 10:00 - 6:00

Saturday   11:00 - 5:00

Sunday      11:00 - 5:00


Special Closure Days:

Monday, July 1st


Accessibility

Accessibility is important to us. Please note, however, that we are in an old building with limitations.

The Learnary Storefront is on one level.

The front entrance door is 34” wide. There is a short slope outside the front door which rises approximately 5” over 13".

Our bathroom is approximately 57” x 60”.  To access, you need to pass through three doorways. The smallest has a width of 26”. The bathroom is non-gendered.

Our back door (private entrance) has five wooden steps.  

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