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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.

First Fridays

First Fridays

First Friday’s are for Tot Time! Join us for special programming for you and your little one on the First Friday of every month!

Salsa Tots
Friday, February 7 at 10:30am 

Show off your best dance moves with Salsa Tots! We’ll lead you and your little ones in some moving and grooving dance time that is sure to get you out of your seat.

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Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays


January and February

How To Be a Hero with Theatricks
Friday, January 24, 2020, at 11am

Theatricks is here to bring another great show to THEMUSEUM. Let the team behind Theatricks teach you “How to be a hero” through a show full of honour and glory. This show brings sword fighting, costumes and an interactive experience crafted for kids! Let’s go on this adventure together, heroes!

Chinese New Year Lion Dance
Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 1pm

Join us on the 26th for a special energetic performance with the traditional Lion Dance to celebrate Chinese New Year! This age-old Chinese tradition is used as a method of evoking good energy, good luck, prosperity, and happiness into the new year.

Little Farmers at THEMUSEUM!
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10am – 11:30am
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10am – 11:30am
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10am – 11:30am
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10am – 11:30am

Do you ever wonder where the food on your plate comes from? Steckle Heritage Farm is here to educate visitors on this very special winter edition of Little Farmers. This is the perfect event to familiarize youth with their environment and the food they ingest. Little Farmers will be running every Friday for the month of February. 

Learn more about Little Farmers.

ALARM Family Opening 
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10am – 4pm

We’re kicking off the opening of ALARM right with our Family Opening! Enjoy being guided through the exhibition or explore at your leisure. For this special occasion, we will be joined by Junk Music KW presenting a self-involving, hands-on activity that will have you making music in the most eco-friendly way. In addition, get creative making your own wind-powered sculptures.

Engineering in Action with the University of Waterloo Engineering Society
Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 10am – 3pm

The University of Waterloo EngSoc is here to host a fun day of science and engineering for Second Saturdays! Take part in demonstrations mixed with some interactive, hands-on activities!

Family Day Hack Jam

Family Day Hack Jam 
Monday, February 17 at 9am – 5pm

Join various makers from different MakerSpaces as they showcase their spectacular creativity through hands-on activity across all floors of the space that the whole family can take part in. On top of it all, enjoy half-priced admission which includes access to all vendors and exhibitions.

Discounted Family Days Admission sponsored by Waterloo North Hydro and  Kitchener Wilmot Hydro.

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