Ridge House Discovery Den

New! Fun-filled "Discovery Den"

Let your kids imagination grow in our new interactive, totally hands-on, innovative, and creative space. Have fun with the whole family while exploring the history of Ridge House.

From light up tables and dress up clothes, to magnet and Lego walls, there is much to keep everyone engaged with each visit. Enjoy time together in this natural themed space by making new monthly crafts, spending time in the reading area and playing with different building materials and games.

Watch for our monthly themes. Let your creativity flow and learn new skills at our summer workshops which will be available for both children and adults. Museum is open daily from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Admission by donation.


  • Reading Section
  • Lego Wall
  • Magnetic Wall
  • Mini Imagination Playground
  • Light Tables
  • Log Blocks
  • Craft Tables
  • Games
  • Costumes

Child Workshops

Paint and Plant Workshop, Discovery Den at Ridge House Museum

Paint & Plant

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Cost: $10

Code: 214835

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How green is your thumb? Paint a custom designed flower pot and get your hands dirty planting seeds. As the paint dries, play games, tell stories, make crafts, and explore the new Discovery Den interactive area. 

Heart String Art Workshop, Discovery Den at Ridge House Museum

Heart & Star String Art

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Cost: $10

Code: 214836

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Make your own art masterpiece out of string! Choose to create a heart or star and start hammering. Pick out your string so you can make your art piece as colourful as you are! 

Adult Workshops

Art of Tea Blending Workshop, Discovery Den at Ridge House Museum

The Art of Tea Blending

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Cost: $33.50

Code: 214833

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Using dried flowers and fruit let your senses be your guide as you create unique tea blends. Learn about the art of tea blending and the role it played in 19th century society as you sip on different Victorian teas. Save some tea at the bottom of your cup and have some fun reading your leaves. Decorate your own cup and saucer to bring home and test out your new blends.

Birds on a Wire String Art at Ridge House Museum

Birds on a Wire String Art

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Cost: $33.50

Code: 214834

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String Art - you've got this nailed! Set up your own family of birds on a wire with a few nails, a hammer, and your choice of string from a variety of colours. Leave with a beautiful piece of art ready to hang or give as a gift. 

Baby Playing at Discovery Den
Boy Playing on Magnetic Wall Discovery Den
A visitors testimonial regarding Discovery Den