Experience new exhibitions and special activities every day this March Break! THEMUSEUM will be open from 10am – 4pm daily.

Open Wednesday - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

55 & Better: Black Presence in Berlin – A virtual walking tour of Black History in Kitchener

Posted on: January 27, 2022 by THEMUSEUM

Black Presence in Berlin explores Waterloo Region’s early Black History in Downtown Kitchener to meet some of our community’s earliest Black settlers. Entrepreneurs, teachers, domestic workers, lawyers, and musicians made contributions to the history of Waterloo Region, yet so little is known or told about who these people were, the lives they lived or even […]

55 & Better: Printmaking Bags

Posted on: January 13, 2022 by THEMUSEUM

In this virtual 55 & Better workshop, our Manager of The Underground Studio MakerSpace, Riley, will take you through the history of screen printing and how it is done to make t-shirts. Top the workshop off with a non-traditional approach to printmaking by using vinyl and inks to create a colourful design to print on […]

55 & Better: Coding Ozobots!

Posted on: December 13, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

New year, new skill! Join THEMUSEUM as we take you through a 1 hour introduction to coding using our colourful Ozobots! During this 55 & Better workshop, participants will use markers, and our Ozobots to have these little bots go through obstacle courses and perform little tasks. This workshop will take place in person at […]

55 & Better: Cards, Cookies, and Kris Kringle

Posted on: December 3, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Come enjoy some Holiday fun with us this December! Create a homemade holiday card for a loved one, friend, or just something merry for your mantle! Pair this with a chance to get creative and eat something sweet with our Christmas cookie decorating kits! We encourage participants to show that festive spirit and wear holiday […]

55 & Better Thursdays: Snow Globes

Posted on: November 18, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Let it snow!   We’re getting ready for the cold weather by bringing the outdoors in this winter! Join THEMUSEUM at Chartwell Retirement Residences to make your own DIY snowglobe. You’ll receive all the materials you need to customize your own winter scene.   Participants must RSVP in advance; walk-ins will not be accepted.   […]

55 & Better: Rememberance Day Brooch

Posted on: October 22, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Join THEMUSEUM to create a re-useable poppy brooch before Remembrance Day! During this 55 & Better workshop, participants will use fabric, beads, pins and their new found sewing skills to create a beautiful memento to honour this Day.   This workshop will take place in person at Chartwell Retirement Residences – Terrace on the Square […]

55 & Better: Bloody Berlin – Kitchener’s Horrible History

Posted on: September 24, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

This spooky season join local historian and owner-operator of Badass Berlin Tours, Kyle Smith for a Zoom lecture through the back alleys and side streets of downtown Kitchener as we talk about some of the scary characters that have called our town home. Murders, executions, grave robbing, shootouts, villainous doctors, and even pandemics of the […]

55 & Better: Oktoberfest Cuckoo Clocks

Posted on: September 20, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Prosit! It’s Oktoberfest in KW and THEMUSEUM has a unique maker activity for those 55 & Better! Join us virtually on October 7 to make your very own clock inspired by the German Cuckoo clocks we see all around us this time of year! Sign up now to get everything you need to create this […]

Goudies Sticky Buns

Posted on: May 27, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

The Original Secret Family Recipe!   THEMUSEUM is paying tribute to the iconic landmark by offering authentic Goudies Department Store sticky buns on 55 & Better Fridays! Pre-order your Goudies Sticky Buns and pick up on the first and third Friday of every month!   Order by Tuesday, July 13 for pick up on Friday, July 16!  

55 & Better: Fit Minds with Chartwell Retirement Residences

Posted on: April 14, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

We’re joined by Chartwell Retirement Residence as they teach us how to keep our minds active. Their program ‘Fit Minds’ is the premier cognitive stimulation coaching program that supports brain health and improves the quality of life for those 55 & Better. The program builds up cognitive resilience and creates a healthy brain fitness routine […]

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