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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Family Day at the Museum

Family Day at the Museum, Monday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The 'family' of staff and volunteers at the Museum invite you and your family to join us on Family Day, Feb. 16, to share and explore our local community history.

NEW! The Family Memories Project 

Alongside institutions, businesses, organizations and activities, families are an important unit that make up our community. No matter how long you've lived in St. Catharines, you and your family are a part of our community's history. On Family Day, we'll be gathering as many family memories about St. Catharines as we can and sharing them on social media to highlight our city's distinct history. You'll also be able to make your mark on our Community Timeline and on our History Map.

Other Activities

We will have a variety of other programs for you and your family to participate in to highlight our current exhibitions and our daily operations, including;

  • WWI Victory Flag craft
  • WWI Patriotic Poster Contest
  • Make Your Own Exhibit
  • A number of hands-on, heritage demonstrations
  • Guided tours of our collection vaults led by our Curator
  • And much more!


Family Day programs will run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Families should plan for a 90-120 minute visit to participate in all programs and view current exhibitions. Admission is by donation.

 Guided Tours of the Collection Vaults begin on the hour (first tour at 10 a.m., last tour at 4 p.m.) and are by pre-registration only. Please call the Front Desk at the Museum (905-984-8880) to register. Space is limited.


P A Days Programming

PA Days at the Museum

Join the St. Catharines Museum as we welcome some special guests on selected school Professional Activity Days in 2015. Pre-registration is recommended for all PA Day programs, as space is limited.

PA Day programs are pay-what-you-can, suggested donation of $2 per child.

Friday May 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

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Friday June 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m.


In addition to our special guests, families can explore our permanent galleries and special exhibitions, including Doing Our Bit: World War One from St. Catharines to the Western Front.

Kids can try out a selection of historic toys and discover the tools used by early settlers in our hands-on-heritage displays or try their hand at a museum scavenger hunt.

The Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.daily.

For more information on any of our events, please email

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