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Upcoming Events

Daily Activities

Start Date Monday, January 16, 2017

End Date Sunday, December 31, 2017

Time Regular Hours

Click the Event Details link for the daily special activities schedule.

The museum building and galleries are open. Note Doon Heritage Village is closed for the season.

Tots Time Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start Date Tuesday, April 25, 2017

End Date Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Time CANCELLED

Join us on Tuesday and Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your child grow.

Tots Time Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start Date Thursday, April 27, 2017

End Date Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time CANCELLED

Join us on Tuesday and Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your child grow.

K-W Symphony Kinderconcerts Series - Buzzing Brass

Start Date Saturday, April 29, 2017

End Date Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The second of the 2017 Kinderconcert series held at the Waterloo Region Museum, The Voyage of Mendelssohn Mouse.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Start Date Sunday, April 30, 2017

End Date Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time 2 p.m.

Join the citizens of Waterloo Region as they pay tribute to individuals and groups in recognition of their accomplishments and outstanding contributions to this community.

Doon Heritage Village Season Opening

Start Date Monday, May 1, 2017

End Date Monday, May 1, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doon Heritage Village opens for the season! Visit our picturesque 60-acre living history village that showcases what life was like in Waterloo Region in the year 1914.

Young@Art!

Start Date Thursday, May 4, 2017

End Date Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

To celebrate youth and art during National Youth Week, several Kitchener partners have come together to organize an event to celebrate the many forms of art created by some of Kitchener's most talented youth. FREE!

Tot Time Workshop: Mother's Day Gift

Start Date Saturday, May 6, 2017

End Date Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Work with your little one to make an adorable bird house for mom, grandma, or another special someone.

Tot Time Workshop: Gardening for Kids

Start Date Saturday, May 13, 2017

End Date Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Young gardeners get their hands in the soil early this year, in this child-friendly indoor gardening experience with our Heritage Gardener Bob Wildfong.

Workshop: Preparing to Garden

Start Date Saturday, May 13, 2017

End Date Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Novice gardeners will learn all there is know about starting a garden.

Mother’s Day Craft for Kids

Start Date Saturday, May 13, 2017

End Date Sunday, May 14, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Calling all kids - join museum staff in the foyer to make a Mother's Day card for mom.

Heritage Plant Sale

Start Date Saturday, May 20, 2017

End Date Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supply lasts)

A great place to buy heritage flower and vegetable plants for your garden while supporting the Friends of Waterloo Region Museum.

Victoria Day Celebration

Start Date Monday, May 22, 2017

End Date Monday, May 22, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy traditional games and activities in both the museum and the village on this Victoria Day.

ECOFest

Start Date Saturday, May 27, 2017

End Date Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A FREE fun and interactive event celebrating the environment and sharing simple environmentally friendly lifestyle choices to take home.

Heritage Bus Tour

Start Date Saturday, June 3, 2017

End Date Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of Waterloo Region Museum host a local heritage bus tour. This tour highlights areas in our community that existed before July 1, 1867.

Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association – ‘Hammer In’

Start Date Saturday, June 10, 2017

End Date Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch as blacksmith artists from the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association demonstrate their skills and talent creating art with the tools of their trade.

Tot Workshop - Gift for Dad

Start Date Saturday, June 10, 2017

End Date Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Kids age three to five will make a special Father’s Day gift for their dad.

Seniors' Day

Start Date Thursday, June 15, 2017

End Date Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyone who is 55 years of age and older is invited to come on this day to celebrate a day especially for seniors.

Father’s Day Craft

Start Date Saturday, June 17, 2017

End Date Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Make dad the coolest Father's Day card ever! Join museum staff in the museum foyer and make a Father’s Day card for dad.

Hops for Pops! Father's Day Beer Festival

Start Date Sunday, June 18, 2017

End Date Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sample different beers from local craft breweries. The perfect day for fathers, grandfathers... and moms too!

World Refugee Day

Start Date Tuesday, June 20, 2017

End Date Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors are invited to help knot comforters that will be sent to refugee camps overseas with other supplies by the Mennonite Central Committee.

Colonization Road Screening

Start Date Tuesday, June 20, 2017

End Date Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Time 7 p.m.

Join the local First Nations, Inuit and Métis community for a screening of the highly acclaimed film Colonization Road.

National Aboriginal Day

Start Date Wednesday, June 21, 2017

End Date Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Time 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The local First Nations, Inuit and Métis community invites everyone to the Waterloo Region Museum for an evening of music and dance in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

Canadian Horse Day

Start Date Saturday, June 24, 2017

End Date Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A special day in Doon Heritage Village will allow visitors to get up close and personal with Canadian horses.

Anniversary Tea hosted by the Waterloo District Women’s Institute

Start Date Sunday, June 25, 2017

End Date Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A special anniversary afternoon tea in celebration of Canada 150 and the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario 120th.

Canada Day -150th Birthday Party!

Start Date Saturday, July 1, 2017

End Date Saturday, July 1, 2017

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party to celebrate Canada Day and you're invited! Admission is FREE.