The St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre is open until 10 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Check out the galleries and participate in special activities for a memorable, after-hours, museum experience! Don't miss our "Out of the Vault" one-night only exhibitions and see objects from the collection not normally on display.
August 11: St. Catharines Legacy Project with local artist and photographer Sandy Middleton
Sandy Middleton's photographic portrait project will consist of thousands of images of St. Catharines residents. This project launched at In the Soil in April 2014 and is continuing to capture the faces of our City.
All St. Catharines residents are welcome to participate. Photo sessions will take place at the Museum on August 11 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sessions will be approximately 15 minutes in length and interested participants are encouraged to pre-register with the Museum to guarantee a spot.
Our one-night only Out of the Vault exhibition will feature rarely seen portraits from the St. Catharines Museum collection. Don't miss it!
Experience hands-on heritage this summer at the Museum! These drop-in programs begin July 7 and run through August 26. Hands-on Heritage programs will take place each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and are by donation ($2 suggested).
Quill Pen Writing - July 7, 28, August 18
Explore canal building and add to our Lego Lock - July 8, 29, August 19
Archaeologist for a Day - July 9, 30 and August 20
Dress-up with Historic Clothing - July 14, August 4, 25
Learn about ships and the canal at Sailor Station - July 15, August 5, 26
Explore local flora and fauna on our Outdoor Adventure - July 16, August 6
Learn how early settlers lived, try out spinning and weaving and even make butter the old fashioned way with the Home Sweet Home program - July 21, August 11
Discover what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Museum with our Curator for a Day program - July 22, August 12
Meet characters from St. Catharines' past from the War of 1812 - July 23, August 13
A great day out for dogs and their people. Visit our Dog's Day of Summer page for activities, special guests, schedules, and more!
Our popular Spirit Walks return for the 2015 season! Discover stories of the Welland Canals and our community in this year's walks. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Museum.
Join the St. Catharines Museum for special activities and events on selected school Professional Activity Days during the 2015-2016 school year. Pre-registration is recommended for all PA Day programs, as space is limited.
Save the date for PA Day Programming for the 2015-16 school year: October 9, November 13, January 15 and June 10.
Help local families in need with donations of winter clothing to the Museum's Mitten Tree. This annual donation drive kicks off with a day of knitting circles, yarn bombing and crafting for the whole family!
Spend your holidays with the Museum! Explore the Museum galleries and participate in special crafts and activities for the entire family.