The 'family' of staff and volunteers at the Museum invite you and your family to join us on Family Day, February 15, to share and explore the local experiences of St. Catharines families during the First World War. Activities include performances of "Stories from the Front" and the always popular behind-the-scenes tours led by our Curator.
Our Family Memories Project returns for another year of exploring family history in St. Catharines. New technology, research documents and activities will provide an outlet for visitors to share their family's First World War experiences and see how St. Catharines participated in the war effort. Our "Doing Our Bit: World War One from St. Catharines to the Western Front" exhibition is a perfect pairing with this year's Family Memories Project.
Performances of "Stories from the Front" are at 11am and 2pm. Curator's behind-the-scenes tours run on the hour, beginning at 10am. Pre-registration is required for the collections tours, please contact the Museum to sign up. All Family Day programs are by donation.
The Museum offers a week-long series of entertaining and educational activities for children and families. Programs and activities run Monday through Friday during regular Museum hours.
Program highlights include:
A week-long History Hunters progressive story; participants will uncover new pieces of a historical puzzle each day, ending with the story finale on Friday. The program runs March 14-18, from 11am-noon each day. History Hunters is designed for children 7-12, accompanied by an adult. The program costs $25/child for all 5 days.
Discover Victorian etiquette and fashion while enjoying tea, cookies and crafts at our Victorian Tea Party! The Tea Party is perfect for children ages 6-12, accompanied by an adult. The Victorian Tea Party is scheduled for March 15 with sittings at 1pm and 3pm. $5/participant.
Children ages 3-6 will love the Toyland Tea Party on March 17. Kids and accompanying adults are invited to bring their favourite toys and enjoy tea and cookies along with Victorian toys and games. The first sitting is at 1pm, the second at 3pm. $5/participant.
Children and adults alike are invited to join our Flashlight tours of the Museum on March 14, 16 and 18 at 1pm and 3pm. Enjoy a guided flashlight tour of the gallery and engage in some hands-on-history! Perfect for children 5 and up. $2/participant.
Visitors can also enjoy a special scavenger hunt, crafts and in-gallery sketching stations. Some programs require pre-registration and we encourage early sign-ups as space is limited.
Thank you to everyone who joined the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre for our inaugural Open Late event series! We're switching things up for Open Late 2016 - the Museum will be open every Tuesday until 8PM from May 24 through October 4. Updates about special Open Late activities and programs coming soon.
Join the St. Catharines Museum for special events and activities on selected Professional Activity Days during the 2015-2015 school year. Pre-registration is recommended for PA Day activities, as space is limited.
June 10: Outdoor Adventure
More information coming soon!