St. Catharines Museum
1932 Welland Canals Parkway (at Lock 3)
St. Catharines, ON
The history of St. Catharines comes to life through exhibits, such as the award-winning Follow the North Star, which chronicles the journey of runaway slaves to Canada, the Welland Canals exhibit and Interactive Centre, the Sports Hall of Fame, Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum, and special travelling exhibits.
Take part in experiential events throughout the year.
Please note: The ship viewing platform overlooking Lock 3 is closed until further notice.
Click here to learn more about the viewing platform closure
Hours of Operation
| Winter Season (Dec. through Apr.)|| Spring Season (May through June)|
| Monday|| 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|| Monday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Tuesday|| 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|| Tuesday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Wednesday|| 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|| Wednesday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Thursday|| 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|| Thursday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Friday|| 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|| Friday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Saturday||11 a.m. - 4 p.m. || Saturday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m. |
| Sunday||11 a.m. - 4 p.m. || Sunday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m. |
| Holidays||11 a.m. - 4 p.m. || Holidays||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| SummerSeason (July through Aug.)|| Fall Season (Sept. through Nov.)|
| Monday|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|| Monday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Tuesday|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|| Tuesday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Wednesday|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|| Wednesday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Thursday|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|| Thursday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Friday|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|| Friday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
| Saturday|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|| Saturday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m. |
| Sunday|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|| Sunday||9 a.m. - 5 p.m. |
| Holidays|| 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. || Holidays||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
Holiday Closures: The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre will be closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 1
| Self-Guided Tours || Guided Tours / Programming|
| Adults|| $4.66|| || Adults|| $4.43|
| Seniors|| $4.43|| || Seniors|| $4.16|
| Students (14 years +)|| $3.59|| || Students (14 years+)|| $4.16|
| Children (5-13 years)|| $2.77|| || Children (5-13 years)|| $3.88|
| Pre-School (under 5)|| Free|| || Preschool (under 5)|| Free|
| Video Only|| $1.11|| || Video Only - group|| $23.28|
Prices shown include HST.
Guided tours and educational programming are available for groups of 15 or more, or a minimum charge of $50. Please book your tour or program at least two weeks in advance.
Become a member of the St. Catharines Museum. Support your community heritage and experience the many benefits that membership brings.
| Membership|| 1-year || 2-years |
| Family|| $29.10|| $52.38|
| Individual|| $23.28|| $40.74|
| Senior (60 years +)|| $17.46|| $29.10|
Prices shown include HST.
Members receive free museum admission, including the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum, for 12 months, invitations to special programs and major event openings, a subscription toTales of the Twelve, the Museum newsletter; 10 per cent off selected gift shop items, two complimentary passes for friends and discounted rates on children's programs.
Tours and Programming
Click here for information about group tours, educational programming, educational kit rental and museum membership.
Permanent and Temporary Exhibits
Click here to visit permanent and temporary exhibits
Click here to visit Collections
Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum
Click here to visit the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum
Click here to visit the Gift Shop
Click here to visit the Snack Bar
|Auto open door entry|| Drinking fountains|
|Elevator|| Public Address System|
|Accessible parking|| Vending machines|
|Accessible bicycle and walking trail|| Picnic tables|
|Accessible Washrooms|| Children's play area|
|Electrical Outlets|| Observation deck|
|Transit route Fall 2010|| Lighted parking lot, 144 spaces|
Policies & Procedures
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Diagrams & Images
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