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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

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

Open Late Web Banner

Books and Brews Book Club, August 23, 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 second session features a discussion of Wayne Grady's Emancipation Day, led by our Public Programmer, Adrian Petry.

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:

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

Out of the Vault: One Night Only Exhibitions

August 30, 2016, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., admission by donation

Check out the compelling and relatively unknown stories of prisoners of war from our collection - for one night only!

Renegade Tours                                                                                            

September 6, 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.

Kids Night: Art Attack! September 13, 6PM

Join the Museum along with 4Cats art studio for a night of art making inspired by our newest exhibit, Down to Earth. Make your own farm animal in a special clay workshop from 6pm - 7pm.  By donation ($5 suggested)

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, activity 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 monthly 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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