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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, December 6 at 10:30am
Friday, January 3 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

Second Saturdays: Type In with Martin Howard
Saturday, December 14 from 11am – 3pm

Information to come soon!

Winter Break Camps

STEAM: Playing with Paper
December 23, 27, 30 & January 2 & 3

THEMUSEUM wants you to spend this festive-filled week with hands-on arts and crafts! Learn about the history and science of paper. Use paper in new and cool ways including folding origami structures, paper shadow puppets, and even make seed paper by hand. THEMUSEUM day camp runs from 9am – 4:15pm and includes FREE extended care!

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Winter Break Programming

Bring the kids to THEMUSEUM for fun S.T.E.A.M themed programming over the holiday break!

Magic and Mischief: Special Guest JP Magic
Friday, December 27 at 11am

Sparks will fly at THEMUSEUM with the arrival of professional street magician, juggler, and balloon twister JP Magic. Sit back and don’t blink an eye during his magic show. Be sure to have an animal in mind because JP Magic will finish the day with some balloon twisting fun!

The Periodic Table and You with Leanne Racicot
Monday, December 30 at 11am

Chemist Leanne Racicot is at THEMUSEUM to showcase some exciting chemistry reactions while sharing fun, informative facts in celebration of UNESCO’s 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table.

Noon Year Celebration! 
Tuesday, December 31 at 11:30am

Ring in the Noon Year at THEMUSEUM! Celebrate the beginning of 2020 by joining us for a fun morning filled with crafts and face-painting. Gather in the Atrium at 11:45 for a countdown to the New Year’s Balloon Drop and Apple Juice Toast!

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

Falconry Education with Shore Bird Control
Thursday, January 2 at 11am 

Mike Shore, from Shore Bird Control, is here for a few feathered friends as he leads us in an informative presentation all about birds of prey! Afterwards, you’ll get the chance to meet and greet with Mike and with Emmylou the Harris Hawk – a few lucky visitors may even be able to hold Emmylou!

How to Catch a Mouse: Simple Machines at Work With Drew Ripley
Friday, January 3 at 11am

Join Drew Ripley at THEMUSEUM for a morning filled with super fun science! Drew will be constructing a Rube Golberg- style mousetrap out of you guessed it… balloons! This fun and interactive show will have visitors of all ages entertained!

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