This week THEMUSEUM will be closing at 4pm on Wednesday & 3pm on Saturday.

Open Friday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

55 & Better: Hydroponic Bottle Gardens!

Posted on: May 15, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

Join us on June 1st at 1:30pm as we learn about hydroponics and start our own bottle garden with radish seeds! It’s gardening season but did you know you can get started on some of your gardening before the ground thaws? Join us in The Underground Studio MakerSpace as we learn about hydroponics and make […]

55 & Better: Candle Making Workshop

Posted on: April 20, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

Join us on May 18th for a Candle Making Workshop hosted by Sweet & Spice Candles! During this workshop each participant will get to create their own custom 14oz soy candle and choose from a variety of popular scents. PLEASE BE ADVISED: This workshop involves the creation of scented candles using fragrance oils (phthalate free). If you […]

55 & Better: Magic Butterfly Lanterns

Posted on: April 20, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

Join us in The Underground Studio MakerSpace as we celebrate spring by taking old mason jars and using some wire bending and paper cut mache techniques to make a lantern that appears to have a floating butterfly fluttering around it!  

55 & Better | How to Vermicompost with Amanda: Worm Wrangler

Posted on: March 22, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

Join Amanda Hunter, the Worm Wrangler for this workshop about how to vermicompost – composting with help from earth worms! You will learn how to turn your food scraps into valuable worm castings to help your garden and houseplants thrive in an efficient and tidy enough manner that you’ll be able to do it in the house! […]

55 & Better: Bee Watering!

Posted on: March 6, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

In this workshop you will learn why bees are important to the ecosystem and how important water is in their survival. We will use air-dry clay, marbles and pinch-pot clay techniques to make a bee watering station! Pre-register to confirm your spot! Drop-in may not be available dependent on registration.

55 & Better: Memory Collages with Guest Artist, Ehiko Odeh

Posted on: February 22, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

Collages are more than just cut and paste. The mindfulness and behind collages is so much more. This workshop will welcome Ehiko Odeh, an artist whose beautiful works are currently displayed in Diasporas, as she talks about her artistic process as well as guides you through making your own collage about memory. Good or bad, all […]

55 & Better: Our Water is Sacred

Posted on: January 27, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

Today we celebrate World Water Day. There is a lot to celebrate, but still much to be concerned about. For people in Waterloo Region, a clean, safe supply of water is something that we take for granted, but for many places in the world this is becoming something that can’t be taken for granted. This […]

55 & Better: A Taste of Esta Chocolates

Posted on: January 13, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

55 & Better programming is back for FREE every Thursday! Calling all chocolate lovers! During this event our speaker Busra will take us through a brief history of chocolate, truffles, and talk about chocolate-making at their local family-owned business, Esta Chocolates. A chocolate tasting and Q&A will follow!

55 & Better: Bird Feeders

Posted on: January 5, 2023 by THEMUSEUM

55 & Better programming is here for FREE every Thursday! Join THEMUSEUM for this 55 & Better workshop! Using wood, participants will construct a simple bird feeder just in time for spring. SOLD OUT!

55 & Better: Historic Kitchener: Finding the Past in the Present

Posted on: December 20, 2022 by THEMUSEUM

What do you see when you walk through your neighbourhood or Downtown Kitchener? Do you wonder about that old mansion with the carriage house in the back? Do you notice the empty space where a building used to stand? Do you spot the historical plaque and wonder about the people named in its text? Join […]

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