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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

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Open Late - Tuesday, Mar. 10, 5 - 10 p.m.

Visit on the second Tuesday of March for our kick-off Open Late event. The St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre remain open until 10 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to provide an opportunity for people to visit the Museum outside of regular daytime hours.

March 10th is Board Game Night! Bring a board game and some friends to play!

In addition to these featured programs, Open Late features "Out of the Vault" exhibits, one-night only displays of artifacts from the Museum's collection that aren't usually on display, as well as a variety of activities for adults and children alike.

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March Break at the Museum - March 16-20, 2015

Make the St. Catharines Museum the centre of your March Break activities! From interactive and educational programs to live reptiles, the Museum has your March Break covered with a variety of activities and events for the whole family.


Little Ray's Reptiles - Tuesday March 17, 2PM

Slither on in and join us for this interactive and educational program all about reptiles, with a presentation by Little Ray's Reptiles of Hamilton. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation of $2 per child, participants must pre-register for this program.

Victorian Tea Party - Wednesday March 18, seatings at 2PM and 3PM

Wear your best tea party attire for an enchanting afternoon of Victorian high tea, featuring costumed interpreters and a Victorian etiquette lesson. Designed for children aged 6-12, accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation of $2 per child, due to limited space, participants must pre-register for this program.

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Club Rex Dinosaurs - Thursday March 19, 2PM                         

Perfect for dinosaur enthusiasts, this presentation features a huge variety of fossils and hands-on fossil replicas, along with fun facts about our prehistoric friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation of $2 per child. Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required.

There's more!

  • WWI Victory Flag craft
  • WWI Patriotic Poster Contest
  • 'Guess the Artifact'
  • Hands-on, heritage demonstrations
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Help us build a LEGO canal lock with our week-long building challenge! Bring a few pieces of LEGO from home to add to the lock.


The St. Catharines Museum is open daily, 9AM - 5PM throughout March Break. Admission is by donation. Please call the Front Desk at the Museum to pre-register for Little Ray's Reptiles, the Victorian Tea Party or Club Rex (905-984-8880). 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. The E-bots and Little Ray's Reptile presentations begin at 2PM and Club Rex begins at 11AM.

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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