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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Open Late - Tuesday evenings, May 24-October 4, 2016

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Out of the Vault: One Night Only Exhibitions

June 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., admission by donation

Check out a collection of rare and wonderful books for one night only!

Renegade Tours                                                                                            

July 5, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., suggested donation of $5

Our Renegade Tours of the Museum are anything but ordinary! Explore the galleries and get the inside scoop on the secrets of our collecion from our Renegade Guides, available only at Open Late.

Kid's Night: Mad Science Beach Party, July 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Play at the beach Mad Science style!  Join us for "Bernoulli Beach Volleyball" and hover surfing. Suggested donation $5 per person.

Books and Brews Book Club, July 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open Late: Books and Brews book club series bannerOn July 19, our new book club, Books and Brews launches! Our first session features a discussion of Joseph Boyden's Three Day Road, led by our Curator and Supervisor of Historical Services for the City of St. Catharines, Kathleen Powell.

Each title will be paired with a local brew of your choice (beer, coffee or tea) from our catering partner, Mahtay Cafe and Lounge. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes a copy of the book and one beverage of choice. Mahtay will also have baked goods and other refreshments available for purchase.

Join us for future sessions of Books and Brews:

August 23 - Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady with Adrian Petry, Public Programmer at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

September 20 - The Danger Tree by David MacFarlance with Dr. Daniel Samson, Associate Professor, Brock University

For more information on our chosen books and expert special guests, visit our blog

And mark you calendars for the rest of our exciting Kid's Night line-up:

August 9: Summer dinosaurs with Club Rex

September 13: Art Attack!

Celebrate Canada Day at the Museum - July 1

Celebrate Canada Day at the Museum's annual Dominion Day PicnicCelebrate Canada Day at the St. Catharines Museum with our annual Dominion Day Picnic! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Museum grounds and try out croquet, sack races and other heritage picnic games. Meet historic "characters" from St. Catharines past, visit our tea tent and enjoy music provided by our guest fiddlers. Canada-themed crafts and activities will be available throughout the day.

'Tea Tent for Patriotic Purposes': tea and two biscuits will be available in the tea tent for $5.00/person. Enjoy board games, war time advertisements and copies of newspapers from July 1, 1916 along with your refreshments. Live music provided by the Niagara Old Thyme Fiddlers Association will run from 11am to 2pm.

The Museum is open 9am-5pm on Canada Day. Picnic festivities begin at 11am and continue until 2pm. Games, crafts and activities continue until 4pm. Admission to the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre and the Dominion Day Picnic is by donation. 

Summer Programs at the Museum - July and August

Summer Programs Web Banner with event times on Wednesdays and ThursdaysWe're pleased to offer a variety of drop-in programs for visitors to the St. Catharines Museum this summer!

Our drop-in programs begin Wednesday, July 6 and continue through August 25. All programs are by donation and pre-registration is not required.

Join us Wednesday afternoons for hands-on-heritage activities, including tea parties, lego canal building, a sailor station and outdoor adventures! Hands-on-heritage activities begin at 2PM and end at 4PM.

Thursday mornings are for toddlers! Drop in for a story or a tyke-sized hike around the Museum grounds. Activities begin at 10:30am and last about 30 minutes.

Thursday afternoons feature our new war-time fridge program - see what St. Catharines residents ate during the war years (and what they had to do without)! Explore pickling, candying, making jam and even gardening. Join us at the Museum from 2PM-4PM on most Thursdays and on two special Saturday morning sessions - 10am-noon on July 23 and August 20.

View the monthy schedules here:

July Summer Programs

August Summer Programs

PA Days at the Museum

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.

Upcoming PA Day Activities: October 7 and November 18, 2016.

 

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