Medalta’s programs are grounded in experiential learning, hands-on learning that makes it relevant, immediate, and meaningful. Medalta’s lifelong learning programs always use the rich context of the entire Historic Clay District to deliver engaging and relevant programming.

2023 Summer Programs

Registration is now open!

Each of our summer program weeks have a unique theme for inspiring and motivating the children who participate,  but every week includes similar adventures such as scavenger hunts, trail walks, active games, art projects, science experiments, and of course clay projects. Register your children for a summer of fun in the historic “play” district!

Rock Stars

Be a star, explore a star! Investigate the cosmos, explore rocks and minerals, get motivated by music, and celebrate what makes you shine!

Dates: July 3 – 7, 2023

Ages: 9-12 year olds

Movie Magic

Explore the magic of movies and all things magical! Magic tricks, animation, fictional characters, and imaginative stories will set the scene for this week of fun and adventure.

Dates: July 10-14, 2023

Ages: 6-9 year olds

Art Smarts

This week has a creative focus for junior artists, amateur engineers, and clever inventors. Medalta’s museum, local nature trails, and our imaginations will inspire and motivate!

Dates: July 17-21, 2023

Ages: 9-12 years

Funny Farm

A week of funny and farms! Explore Alberta’s history with activities that celebrate Medicine Hat’s wild west roots, and our ranch and farm animal friends.

Dates: July 24-28, 2023

Ages: 6-9 yrs

True Detectives

You’ve been promoted to Detective! Spy games, investigations, cracking codes, and solving mysteries are on the schedule this week.

Dates: July 31-Aug 4, 2023

Ages: 9-12 years

Field Trip Week

Four days reserved for community field trips. Visit Medalta for a 90-minute field trip including a tour of the museum and a clay project with your family, friends, or summer camp kids. Please contact Wendy Struck at education to book.

Dates: August 8th – August 11th, 2023

Ages: 8 – 11 years old

Wild World

Discover a world of wildlife, colour, and wonder! Activities are inspired by wild animals, beloved pets, ocean life, and other worldly wonders.

Dates: August 14- August 18, 2023

Ages: 6-9 years old

Teen Clay Day

Hand building sculpture sessions teach creative thinking and problem solving and provides clay technique instruction for building various types of relief and free-standing sculpture.

Date: August 23, 2023  from 1:00pm -3:00pm

Ages: 12-16 years old

Spring Break CLAY PLAY DAYS 2023

School breaks are a great time to visit Medalta! We offer hand-building clay sessions for all ages and provide your children with an opportunity for exploring, experimenting, and creating. Create unique and expressive clay sculptures at Medalta in the Historic “Play” District!

April 12, 2023

9-10am 6-9yrs $15
11-12:30pm 9-12yrs $20
1:30-3:30pm 12-16yrs $25

Thursday April 13

10-11am Adult & child, 2-5yrs $15 per adult/child pair