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The Osborne Collection offers a variety of programs and exhibits as well as class visits and tours.


Upcoming Events

Ready, Set, Go!: Play and Sports in Children's Books

Sat, Jun 09 - Sat, Sep 01

This exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books explores the topic of...

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat: Companion Animals in Children's Literature

Sat, Sep 08 - Sat, Dec 01

From Beautiful Joe to The Velveteen Rabbit to Winnie-the-Pooh, they are our childhood ...

Sydney Smith - Small in the City: Building a Picture Book

Thu, Oct 18 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books' 12th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memoria...

Jan Thornhill: On Capturing Children's Ecological Imagination

Thu, Nov 15 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill will speak at the Osborne Collectio...

Class Visits and Tour Groups

Teachers and instructors are welcome to contact the Osborne Collection to arrange group visits, subject to space and scheduling. Classes starting at grade 4+ may enjoy exhibits and talks, while high school, college and university-level students may be given subject presentations on Osborne material.

Virtual Exhibits

Online exhibits highlighting items from the Osborne Collection:

Worlds Away!: Wild Inventions at Osborne

When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales

Picture Perfect! - An Exhibit of Canadian Picture Book Art

This Magical Book: Movable Books for Children, 1771-2001