MCYU Curiosity Crawl 2020

MCYU Curiosity Crawl. A day to Question, Discover, Create


(Online registration closes Friday March 6 at 4pm, but tickets are still available. Please come to the venue on Sunday, March 8 to select your workshops. $5 per child. CASH ONLY)

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Burke Science Building on McMaster University’s Main Campus

1:00pm – 4:00pm

$5 per child (adults are free), Snack Included!

Ages 7-14 (whole family welcome)

CURIOSITY CRAWL is MCYU’s annual, signature event. A day to Question, Discover, Create! On this day our MCYU in the City workshops run simultaneously at one time! A new addition to this year’s Curiosity Crawl is a live performance of The Magic of Molecules” put on by McMaster’s Chemistry Department. 

Children and youth have the opportunity to take part in 2 workshops in one day! The day will end with a performance of “The Magic of Molecules” which everyone is invited to. This is a fun event for the whole family! Watch our Curiosity Crawl video below.   


Event Location: McMaster University, Main Campus, Burke Science Building Curiosity Crawl 2020 Campus Map (Parking Lot I and Burke Science Building Outlined In Red)

12:15pm-12:50pm: Registration / Check In

1pm – 1:45pm: 1st Workshop

2pm – 2:45pm: 2nd Workshop

3pm – 4pm: Magic of Molecules Live Performance

Curiosity Crawl 2020
Workshop Descriptions
(click image below)

List of Workshops at Curiosity Crawl 2020

At MCYU it is important to us that our programs remain accessible to ALL. Our Family Lectures and MCYU in the City Workshops will continue to be free.

We have decided to start charging a minimal fee of $5 per child & youth for admission to Curiosity Crawl (this $5 includes a free snack and MCYU bag). This $5 charge per child & youth will offset some of the costs of the event and also ensure that those who register will attend.

If you are able and feel inclined to support our free programs (MCYU Family Lectures, MCYU in the City Workshops) beyond the $5 we are asking per child for the attendance at Curiosity Crawl, you can make a donation by clicking here. Remember, your generous donations helps to keep the majority of our programming free and accessible to ALL across the Greater Hamilton Area.

Here’s Some Helpful Information You’ll Need For The Day Of The Event

PARKING: If you are driving, please park in PARKING LOT I. We will be able to provide you with a parking voucher which will discount your parking.

SNACK INCLUDED – We will be providing a granola bar, juice box and piece of fruit for a snack for each child. If you anticipate your child needing more food throughout the day, please pack accordingly.

BRING A WATER BOTTLE. Help us cut back on creating waste from water bottles and bring a reusable water bottle for the day.

REGISTRATION/CHECK IN (Burke Science Building): Check In starts at 12:15pm. Upon checking in, you will be given a map and bracelets for the workshops you have signed up for.

PARENT WAITING ROOM: Parents who do not want to sit in on the workshops are welcome to hang out in the designated waiting room in the Burke Science Building. We ask that you meet your child at the end of the workshop to help them get to their next destination. There will be volunteers around to help guide people but we will not be providing one on one supervision.

PARENTAL SUPERVISION: Parents are required to stay on site with their children. MCYU staff and volunteers are trained to assist children & youth but cannot assume responsibility for the safety and well-being of children left unattended in the building. MCYU policies and services are designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for customers of all ages but parents need to use the same caution with their children on McMaster’s campus as they would in any other public setting. Responsibility for the welfare and the behaviour of children at MCYU’s Curiosity Crawl ultimately rests with the parent/legal guardian or an assigned caregiver. MCYU recognizes the following terms as stipulated in the Ontario Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) with regard to the supervision of children:


(Online registration closes Friday March 6 at 4pm, but tickets are still available. Please come to the venue on Sunday, March 8 to select your workshops. $5 per child. CASH ONLY)

Curiosity Crawl Video

McMaster Children & Youth University

If you have any questions or are
interested in having MCYU at a place near you, feel free to contact us

Our mailing address is:
McMaster Children and Youth University
1280 Main Street West, HSC-3N11c-j
Hamilton, On L8S 4K1

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73790


MCYU Event Calendar

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    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

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  • 08

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    Cost: FREE

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  • 13

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    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!

  • 15

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
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    Workshop Description:

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    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

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  • 22

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    February 22, 2020
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    1200 Main Street West, Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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    Let’s Talk Science will conduct a hands-on activity immediately following our lecture, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

    Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)

    Cost: FREE

    Register Now!

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