FAQ about The Learnary

Learning is all about asking questions, right? So here are some questions…and some answers.

What are you?

The Vancouver Learnary Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to intergenerational learning. We operate a social enterprise called The Learnary, which is a store and learning space providing opportunities and resources for lifelong learning and making.

Where are you?

We have just secured a new location at 2643 East Hastings! It’s very exciting. However, we will be spending a couple of months getting the place ready to open. You are welcome to visit us there, and we are aiming to open in August 2018.

What are your hours?

We hope to be opening our doors in August with a Grand Opening in September. Our expected hours will be Wednesday to Sunday, approximately 10am to 6pm with some evening events.

What do you sell?

Our shop is dedicated to lifelong learning and curiosity. We stock books, games, maker kits and curiosities that will inspire, educate and strengthen your connection to a deeper community.

Who are the classes for?

In addition to being a conventional store, we are an intergenerational learning space. We offer classes for folks to explore what we stock in store and learn together. Classes are intended for adults of all ages and we welcome kids to attend with caregivers. Older kids who feel they are able to participate in a class with adults are also welcome to register for most events. We are also developing programming for teens. We’re really all about building a “village” for all ages. Because we are all in the same big space, we hope kids will engage with what the adults are doing and feel they are part of the community.

How much does it cost?

Classes cost $0 to $50. That’s kind of a big range, but generally speaking, classes are $25 with all supplies included, and occasionally we offer a sliding scale. Most drop-ins are free. If you order a meal, that’s extra, and you’ll see the prices of what you are ordering. Each workshop or drop-in is priced separately and you can find more information when you check our current listings.

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