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Upcoming Events

Daily Activities

Start Date Monday, January 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 24, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Engaging and fun activities for the whole family! Ask for a schedule of activities at museum reception when you arrive.

Daily activity schedule for February 1 to 7

Daily activity schedule for February 8 to 15

Tots Time Programs

Start Date Tuesday, January 12, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

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

IN THE DARK

Start Date Friday, February 5, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time Open during regular operating hours.

Our new exhibit for 2016 opens on February 5! Be immersed in a world of darkness! This engaging exhibit invites visitors of all ages to explore life that exists on our planet with little or no light.

Moms and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, February 10, 2016

End Date Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? The Waterloo Region Museum is offering a new program for new moms. Visit today and learn the basics of bread making.

Family Day Weekend

Start Date Saturday, February 13, 2016

End Date Sunday, February 14, 2016

Time Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit us Saturday and Sunday on Family Day Weekend to explore our newest exhibit called In The Dark! Be immersed in a world of darkness! Visitors of all ages can explore life that exists on our planet with little or no light.

Family Day

Start Date Monday, February 15, 2016

End Date Monday, February 15, 2016

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

Bring the entire family to see the Waterloo Region Museum and take part in fun family activities throughout the day. Visit the new exhibit ‘In The Dark’ and explore the mysteries of darkness through electronic, mechanical and computer interactive activities in the exhibit.

Home School Day

Start Date Friday, February 19, 2016

End Date Friday, February 19, 2016

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

All home schooled children are invited to a program especially designed for them. Come and explore, learn and discover! Experience our new exhibit called In The Dark.

Workshop: Bread Making 101

Start Date Saturday, February 20, 2016

End Date Saturday, February 20, 2016

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

This hands-on workshop will let you explore different recipes that will help your baking rise to the occasion.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, February 24, 2016

End Date Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? The Waterloo Region Museum is offering a new program for new moms.

Tots Time Workshop: Young Gardeners

Start Date Saturday, February 27, 2016

End Date Saturday, February 27, 2016

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.

Workshop: Growing Indoor Seedlings

Start Date Saturday, February 27, 2016

End Date Saturday, February 27, 2016

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

This annually offered workshop helps novice gardeners explore their green thumb potential.

Leap Year Baby Birthday Party

Start Date Sunday, February 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, February 28, 2016

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

Leap year babies of all ages are invited to the museum for a birthday party!

Summer Day Camp Registration: Adventures in Time

Start Date Saturday, March 5, 2016

End Date Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - members only 10 a.m. to noon - general public

Register for Adventures in Time Summer Day Camps, Pre-School Adventures in Time Summer Day Camps, and the NEW Adventures in Time Junior Interpreter Day Camps! Call for details.

Sisters of Fire - Blacksmithing for Women

Start Date Saturday, March 5, 2016

End Date Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time 9 a.m to0 4:30 p.m.

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Waterloo Region Museum is proud to host Sisters of Fire.

Tots Time Workshop: Decorate an Easter Plate

Start Date Saturday, March 5, 2016

End Date Saturday, March 5, 2016

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

SOLD OUT. Children will decorate an Easter plate in this fun workshop!

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, March 9, 2016

End Date Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? The Waterloo Region Museum is offering a new program for new moms.

March Break Activities - In the Dark!

Start Date Saturday, March 12, 2016

End Date Sunday, March 20, 2016

Time Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March Break fun at the Waterloo Region Museum! Enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations and special guests. Visitors can explore our new In The Dark exhibit and experience interactive games and challenges that are part of the exhibit, as well as participate in other special activities scheduled. All activities – with the exception of Soupfest – are free with regular admission.

Soup Fest - Just Add Water

Start Date Friday, March 18, 2016

End Date Friday, March 18, 2016

Time 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy some soup to support the Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival while celebrating World Water Day at the Waterloo Region Museum.

Tots Time Workshop: Soup in a Jar

Start Date Saturday, March 19, 2016

End Date Saturday, March 19, 2016

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

This workshop for kids will help them to create a tasty soup mix in a jar to enjoy at home or give away as a gift.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, March 23, 2016

End Date Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? The Waterloo Region Museum is offering a new program for new moms.

Easter Fun

Start Date Friday, March 25, 2016

End Date Monday, March 28, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Daily activities and games for children, including stories and much more!

Easter Sunrise Service

Start Date Sunday, March 27, 2016

End Date Sunday, March 27, 2016

Time 7 a.m.

Enjoy an Easter Sunrise service at the historic Freeport United Brethren Church in Doon Heritage Village.

Teddy Bear's Night at the Museum

Start Date Friday, April 1, 2016

End Date Friday, April 1, 2016

Time 6 to 8 p.m.

Children and their favourite stuffed animal are invited to a party! At the end of the evening children leave their stuffed animal for a sleepover at the museum, and then come back the next day for pick up and to see all the adventures the stuffed toys had overnight.

Tots Time Workshop: Bird Nest Building

Start Date Saturday, April 2, 2016

End Date Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

Join us to make some presents for our feathered friends in this workshop for children.

Friends of Waterloo Region Museum Annual Meeting

Start Date Wednesday, April 6, 2016

End Date Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time 7 p.m.

The Friends of Waterloo Region Museum invite you to attend their 60th Annual General Meeting. Everyone welcome.

Workshop: Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Start Date Saturday, April 9, 2016

End Date Saturday, April 9, 2016

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

Bob Wildfong will teach participants about basic pruning of trees, shrubs and vines.

Workshop: Soups and Stocks

Start Date Saturday, April 9, 2016

End Date Saturday, April 9, 2016

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

Enjoy a wonderful way to warm up in this hands-on workshop where you create your own vegetable stock, discover delicious recipes and tips for quick and easy soups that you can make from whatever is in your fridge.

K-W Symphony Kinderconcert Series: Goldilocks and the 3 Musical Bears

Start Date Saturday, April 9, 2016

End Date Saturday, April 9, 2016

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

The harp, trombone and oboe introduce you to three talented bears that sing, dance and cook the perfect porridge for Goldilocks in this delightful version of the classic fairy tale.

24th Annual Volunteer Breakfast

Start Date Wednesday, April 13, 2016

End Date Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time 7:30 to 10 a.m.

The staff at the Waterloo Region Museum, Joseph Schneider Haus, McDougall Cottage and the Region of Waterloo Libraries are hosting our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast at the Waterloo Region Museum. Free for volunteers.

Tots Time Workshop: Spring Wreath for Kids

Start Date Saturday, April 16, 2016

End Date Saturday, April 16, 2016

Join us to make a spring wreath for your front door in this workshop for children.

Workshop: Spring Wreath

Start Date Saturday, April 16, 2016

End Date Saturday, April 16, 2016

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

Celebrate the spring by creating a spring wreath.

Moms and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, April 20, 2016

End Date Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? The Waterloo Region Museum is offering a new program for new moms.

Workshop: Teas and Syrups

Start Date Saturday, April 23, 2016

End Date Saturday, April 23, 2016

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

Learn how to make teas and syrups in this hands-on workshop.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Start Date Sunday, April 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, April 24, 2016

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 Sunday, May 1, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 1, 2016

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.