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Family Programming

Did you know that THEMUSEUM invites special guests, showcases local performers or hosts children’s events? We have a lot to offer at different times of the year, so be sure to stay tuned for upcoming events and special programming.

Tot Time

Tot Time

Tot Time: Stroller Tour!
1st Thursday of each month: 10:30AM

Explore out newest exhibition, Brain: The World Inside Your Head to learn about your little ones’ brain and how they develop! THEMUSEUM is proud to partner with Early Years Ontario to provide fun activities for all ages. Community Connectors meet with families with young children or expectant parents in an effort to engage them in their knowledge and awareness of Early Years programs, services and supports that are available within Waterloo Region.

Tot Time: Moving and Grooving!
3rd Thursday of each month: 10:30AM

Join us for a time of fun and dancing with our little ones in the atrium!

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Winter Break Programming

Winter Break Programming

Animation Day!
Thursday, December 27th: All Day 

Learn all about history of animation and cartoons with the animation instructors from Sheepdog Animation Studio. Watch award-winning student films, ask them questions about their films, and stick around and check out demonstrations and take part in hands-on activities all day!

The Physics Road Show ft Orbax and Pepper Do Science!
Friday, Decenber 28th: 11:00 AM

As the faces of the new book Guinness World Records: Science and Stuff, Professor Orbax and his long suffering lab assistant Sweet Pepper Klopek are two Experi-mentors who are here to teach WEIRD science to COOL kids!

Noon Year Celebration!
Friday, December 31st: 11:45 AM

Ring in the Noon Year at THEMUSEUM! Celebrate with us the beginning of 2019 by joining us for a variety of fun activities throughout the day, beginning at 11:50 am, followed by a Balloon Drop, Toast & New Year’s Dance Party!

Wednesday, January 2nd: All Day! 

Join us for a full day of activities! We will be hosting Shirley Hartung for Story Time, Ati Zarabadi to learn (and try!) Arabic Calligraphy, Robotics with First Robotics and a Brain Waves Scavenger Hunt! 

Hawaiian Dance with Hawaiian Dance Company!
Thursday, January 3rd: 11:00 AM

Movement is good for your brain health so let’s get grooving with the team from Hawaiian Dance Company!

Animal Adventure with Hands-On Exotics!
Friday, January 4th: 11:00 AM

Come in for an assortment of cute critters from Hands-on Exotics! Check out the presentation on the Atrium stage and stick around for some meet-and-greets with some of the stars of the show. Ask the handlers lots of questions to learn all about animals.

March Break Programming

March Break Programming

Colour Around the World!
Monday, March 11th: 11:00 AM

Welcome the arrival of spring with a traditional Indian dance performance “O Spring Colour Me” by Panwar Music and Dance!

Carnival of Colour!
Tuesday, March 12th: 11:00 AM

Nothing is more colourful than a carnival. Join us for a day of face painting, candy making and the balloon master himself, Drew Ripley

Brain Day!
Wednesday, March 13th: 11:00 AM

Just because it’s march break doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. Visit THEMUSEUM for a day of fun brain programming.

Pi Day!
Thursday, March 14th: 11:00 AM

3.14 is Pi Day. Celebrate with THEMUSEUM for a day of STEM programming. You may even see someone get pied in the face.

Paint THEMUSEUM Green!
Friday,March 15th: 11:00 AM

Irish Real Life Festival Takes over THEMUSEUM with music, dancing and crafts.

K’Nex Bridge building Competition!
Saturday & Sunday, March 16th – 17th: All Day

Join the Professional Engineer’s association in the annual K’Nex bridge building competition to celebrate Engineering Month. Experiment and build! The bridges that can hold the greatest weight will be awarded one of ten K’nex building sets.

Special Family Programming

Special Family Programming

Space Launch Day!
Thursday, December 20th: All Day

Happy Space Launch! David Saint Jacques from the Canadian Space Agency will have arrived at the International Space Station on December 3rd So join us for a special screening of the launch at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00 pm and 2:00pm. In honour of this special day, make sure you check out one of our StarLab Star Shows!

A Night at THEMUSEUM Sleepover!
Friday & Saturday, February 8th-9th: 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Departure: 8:30 – 9:30 amA night full of fun activities and programming. Visit the Underground Studio MakerSpace, special brain related activities, colour activities, watch special StarLab star shows, end the night with a screening of Night at THEMUSEUM.

Spectrum Family Opening!
January 26th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our newest exhibition, Spectrum opens and we’re inviting everyone for a day of fun activities, a scavenger hunt, cool crafts and performances surrounding our colorful and instagrammable exhibition.

Chinese New Year’s Lion Dance!
Sunday, February 10th: 11:00 AM
Join us for a special performance with a traditional Lion Dance to celebrate Chinese New Year! A lion dance is a short, energetic, live show with dancers, costumes and music, typically performed at festivals and special celebrations, such as New Year’s Eve, birthdays and weddings. A long-standing Chinese tradition, it is intended to entertain while infusing the event with good energy and conferring good luck, prosperity, happiness, and long life upon the event’s host and their guests.

Family Day Hack Jam!
Monday, February 18th : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at THEMUSEUM for Family Day celebrations this year with a Family Day Hack Jam! With activities spanning every floor of the space, you and your family will spend the day tinkering and making, learning about S.T.E.A.M., digital technology, and interactive tech-art.

Spring is in the Air!
Saturday,March 23rd: 12:00 PM

With our new Flow exhibition, we’re learning all about menstruation. But what about menstruation in other mammals? Join us for a hands-on discussion about what’s going on in the animal kingdom.

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