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Session Details:
01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Age (Gender):
9 - 13 (All Girls)
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Robotic Playgrounds is a hands-on program that explores themes at the intersection of architecture, design and making. In this program, girls will learn about architecture and installation design to reimagine, remix and recreate green spaces and concrete landscapes based on some of Toronto’s most interesting neighbourhoods.

Through observing a number of popular local and international landmarks, we’ll discuss how to make spaces more engaging through sculpture, digital fabrication, electronics and more. Participants will choose a space they’d like to transform (it can be anything from the side of an interesting building, to a parking lot, or even along the shoreline of Lake Ontario) and learn how to prototype and build their installation using Arduino robotics, laser cutting, 3D printing and woodworking.

What will they learn?

  • Understanding design of urban spaces
  • Human-centered design
  • Prototyping
  • 3D design for 3D printing
  • 2D design for laser cutting
  • Electronics
  • Arduino Robotics
  • Woodworking

WHERE: STEAMLabs, 192 Spadina Avenue (Queen and Spadina)

Note: If main entrance is closed, please use our back entrance at 49 Cameron Street, which is accessible through the parking lot 200m south of the building.

TIME: 1pm – 4pm

DATES: 6 weeks | 3 hours per session


13th May – 24th Jun, 2018 [Skips May 20th for Victoria Day Weekend]

COST: $300 / 6 week program (includes required $60 robotics kit that can be reused at future programs!)

AGE GROUPS: 6-13 years old


  • afternoon snack
  • water bottle with your name on it
  • any medications or epipens with instructions


We offer a limited number of program scholarships. The application deadline is one month before the program begins and we will get back to successful scholarship recipients about 1-2 weeks before the program begins!

Session Dates & Locations:

Downtown West, ON
192 Spadina Avenue
May 27-Jun 24, 2018 $300
  • Session starts at 1:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm.


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Computer programming
  • Drawing
  • Instructor lead (group)
  • Painting
  • Robotics
  • Skilled Trades Activities
  • Technology
  • Woodworking
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive