Child and Family Programs

Our Programslets dig up some history

The Stratford Perth Museum has something for everyone. We frequently offer programs related to our exhibits, seasonal celebrations, or school holidays. All of our upcoming programs are posted here, as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter.
For additional information about indoor or outdoor museum visits or to book a tour or program, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs, at 519-393-5311, or by .

March Break Camp 2017!

-March 13th to 17th, 9am to 4:30pm
-Drop off 8:45am to 9am, pick up 4:30pm to 4:45pm (please contact Kayla Droog for alternate arrangements)
-Open to ages 5 to 12 (will be divided into age-appropriate groups)
-Daily cost – $35 per child
-Cost for full week – $160 per child

Have fun while keeping your mind and body active this March Break. With five days packed full of crafts, games, experiments, and indoor and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone at the Stratford Perth Museum. Explore activities relating to spring, nature, history, and more! 

Daily Themes:

Monday: Get a special, behind-the-scenes look at how a museum stores and cares for its collection. Experience spring-themed crafts, games, and activities.

Tuesday: We welcome a special guest to show us how traditional letterpress printing works. Campers will get to print something to take home. Other games and activities will have a glow-in-the-dark theme.

Wednesday: Our special guest today will be talking about fire safety. Campers will get to examine and try on fire equipment. Today’s games and activities are all about cooperation.

Thursday: Games, crafts, activities, and our special guest will be all about nature. 

Friday: To finish off our March Break, we will have a pizza lunch, and party-themed activities.

To Bring:
-warm outdoor clothing
-indoor clothing that can get a bit messy or dirty
-peanut and nut free lunches, beverages and snacks
-an active imagination!

For more information or to register, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at 519-393-5315 or by
Download the registration form here: March Break Registration Form 2017
The form can be submitted by or dropped off at the museum.

Special thanks to the Ellice Optimist Club and Domino’s Pizza for sponsoring March Break Camp 2017! 


Guided Museum Tours

We offer guided tours of the museum year round for groups and individuals. It is recommended that you book ahead if you would like a guided tour, so that we can make sure we have a guide available!

Printing Fun – Make an Impression

Join us at The Stratford Perth Museum to learn about the rich history of letterpress and experience this early method of printed communication. This is a one-hour session full of learning and hands-on fun.

We will begin with a 15-minute introduction to letterpress printing. For the rest of the hour, participants can try their hand at printing on an antique proof press, and create a keepsake card.

Led by Mike Pomeroy, our Print Shop Coordinator, this is an opportunity to learn some of the basics of letterpress printing using an authentic period proof press.

For more information or to book this program, please contact Kayla Droog.
Bookings for this program must be made at least 2 weeks prior to your visit. 
Cost will vary depending on the size of the group. Restrictions may apply.

Snowshoeing and Skatingice-skating-web

In the winter months, we offer snowshoeing on our walking trails! Snowshoe rental is included in the price of regular admission. Please ask at the front desk if you would like to borrow a pair.

Weather permitting, we have a skating rink on our front lawn in the winter months. Bring your own skates, and use our rink for free at any time! Our rink is lit in the evenings, so you can use it outside of Museum hours as well!

Walking Trails

Our property includes over 1.5km of walking trails that are free to use at any time. The start of the trails is located at the rear of the Museum building. Guided walking tours are also available on their own, or as part of an indoor Museum tour. Guided outdoor visits for children’s groups can also include map and compass-reading, and cooperative games.

A map of our walking trails is available. Please inquire at the front desk. The trails are man-made each summer, so they may not be exactly as shown on the map.