Family Fun,  homeschooling

Children’s Educational Classes, Drop-in Programs, Events & Festivals – June 2017 + Canada Day

Edmonton does not have a shortage of fun family activities.  But sometimes it’s nice to pass on the bouncy house and food truck events for something a bit more educational. As homeschoolerss / unschoolers, we use many of the great attractions, events and festivals in Edmonton and beyond as our classroom. Here’s a list of some of the great learning opportunities going on in and around Edmonton for June. Some of the activities require pre-registration and / or are additional costs, so check the event link or attraction website for full information (links provided). 

Alberta Aviation Museum

Weekly drop-in programs, Wednesdays 10:30-11:30, Ages 2-6

June 24 – Blatchford Field 90th Anniversary Celebrations 

Alberta Legislature

Free tours 362 days a year

Algora Interpretive Centre – Legislative Assembly Visitor Information, free

June 29 – October 1 – The Dream We Form By Being Together

Art Gallery of Alberta

Drop-in programs every Wednesday 10-11am, Ages 3-5

Free admission Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 5-8pm, free for youth 17 and under and Alberta post secondary students throughout 2017. 

June 18 – Making History, all ages

July 1-2 – Denton’s Canada Day, free admission all weekend

Edmonton Filipino Fiesta

June 9-11

Edmonton Pride Festival

June 9-18

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

June 7-8 (sold out) & 23-24 – The Music of Harry Potter

June 25 – Symphony in the City (Alberta Legislature Grounds, free)

Edmonton Valley Zoo

A variety of daily talks and presentations, May 7-September 2, full list visit here

July 1 – Canada Day Birthday Celebration

Elk Island National Park

Free admission for 2017 to Canada’s National Parks.  Get your pass online here, or in person at MEC, Camper’s Village or CIBC branch locations.

July 1 – Canada’s 150 Birthday Celebration

Festival Place

June 12 – Dancing for Musical Theatre, Ages 10+

June 24 – Stage Combat 1, Ages 13-15

June 25 – Stage Combat 2, Ages 16+

John Janzen Nature Centre

Drop in programs, included with admission

Monday and Thursday

10:30 – Hello, It’s Me

11:30 – Lead and Learn


1pm – John Janzen’s Backyard

2pm – Guided Trail Tales


2pm – Guided Walk

June 4 – Insectapalooza, all ages & no pre-registration required (cost included with admission

June 8 – Playdate With Nature: Everyone Needs a Rock, Ages 2-4 (full, wait list available)

June 15 – Pond Exploration for Homeschoolers, Ages 5-8 (full, wait list available)

June 27 – Dinosaur Adventures, Ages 3-5 (full, wait list available)

June 29 – Playdate With Nature: Big and Little Bugs, Ages 2-4 (full, wait list available)

John Walter Museum

Open and free to the public every Sunday (March-Nov) and Saturday (July-September)

June 8 – Urban Pioneers for Homeschoolers, Ages 6-12

June 17 – Father’s Day at John Walter Museum, Ages 8+

June 25 – Walterdale Tea Party, free

June 30 – Ice Cream Afternoon, Ages 3-5

Muttart Conservatory

Muttart Kid’s Corner – Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11am, included with admission

June 22 – Magic Seeds, Ages 3-5

July 1 – Canada Day @ The Conservatory

St. Albert International Children’s Festival of the Arts

June 4-5 for the public – Various musical theatre and stage performances plus numerous artistic, cultural and musical site activities.  Tickets available here.

Telus World of Science

Science Demonstrations are performed weekdays at 11am, 12pm and 1pm

June 1, 8, 15, 22 – The Science Garage Maker Club – Rocketry, Ages 10-17

June 3 – 4 – Science of Survival (S.O.S.)

June 14 – TWOSE Tots, Ages 2-5

July 1 – The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

Touch A Truck

June 4 – Fort Saskatchewan

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

May 22 – Sept 4 – Feature Exhibit, Where We Came From

June 10 – Ukrainian Heritage Foods Workshop, Ages 7+

University of Alberta Botanical Gardens

June 4 – Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival

June 16-18 – National Garden Days Celebration

Wellness Within

June 3 – Spiritually Mindful Kids, Ages 6-10

June 17 – Reiki Kids Level 1, Ages 6-10

Youth Art Walk

June 18

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