Child / Youth Programs

Our vibrant, indoor and outdoor programs relate to our exhibitions and ignite discussion, hands-on learning and loads of fun. We are always adding new and exciting opportunities so please check back here frequently!

For more information, please contact Peg Dunnem, ">Manager of Education and Public Programs

Program List

For select adult-focused programs and events, we  provide super-fun, nurturing care for your child(ren) as a support for families. The Never Grow Up Club is celebrated in the museum's heritage kitchen, and the activities are related in an age-appropriate way to the theme of the adult event. Facilitated and led by the museum's incredible volunteer-education team. 

Designed for ages 3-10.
Cost: $5 per child 
More Info: ">Peg Dunnem, Manager of Education and Public Programs

Never Grow Up Club is available for:

Museum Happy Hour Events:
October 17 | 5:30-7pm  | Special Brew: Farm Juice Co.
November 21 | 5:30-7pm | Special Brew: Farm Juice Co.
December 19 | 5:30-7pm | Special Brew: Farm Juice Co. 

Conversations with the Collection Program:
November 7 | 6:30-8pm
December 5 | 6:30-8pm

 

Our P.A. Days connect our current exhibitions with hands-on making, storytelling, role playing and super-fun-action-packed activities sure to ignite all levels of imaginations and curiosities. Participants complete the day with a deeper understanding of community, culture and heritage. 

Grades: 1-6
Time: 9am-4pm (Extended care from 8:30am-5:00pm for an additional $10)
Dates:
Friday, November 8, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, January 31, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020

Fee: $40 (or with extended care option: $50)

We offer guided tours of the museum year round for groups and individuals. Our tours are conversational, informative and most importantly, fun! Please be sure to book ahead if you would like a guided tour, so that we can make sure we have a guide available!

For more information, please contact Peg Dunnem, ">Manager of Education and Public Programs 

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.

Book ahead, 5 person minimum: $10 per person (plus HST)

For more information, please contact Peg Dunnem, ">Manager of Education and Public Programs 

Got the winter blues? We think the best cure is to get outside! During those snowy 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. 

For more information, please contact Peg Dunnem, ">Manager of Education and Public Programs 

Whether you choose to run, skip, hop or walk, our nature trails offer tranquility among native pollinator plants, wetland, butterflies, birds and even a singing frog to two. As you weave around our accessible paths, enjoy reading panels telling the stories of Perth County and Stratford pasts. There is no charge to use the nature trails, just enjoy!

For more information, please contact Peg Dunnem, ">Manager of Education and Public Programs