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Upcoming Events

Museum Daily Activities

Start Date Thursday, January 1, 2015

End Date Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time Regular Hours

Daily activity schedule for March 23 to 29.
Daily activity schedule for March 30 to April 6.

Ocean Bound!

Start Date Friday, January 30, 2015

End Date Sunday, May 10, 2015

Time Regular Hours

A new exhibition called Ocean Bound! explores the science of watersheds, aquatic animals and oceans. Embark on a journey through watersheds to see how everyone’s actions on land affect our oceans. The exhibit presents fun environmental science for the whole family!

Tots Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start Date Tuesday, March 24, 2015

End Date Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time 10 to 11 a.m.

Join us on Tuesday and Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.

Friends of Waterloo Region Museum Annual Meeting

Start Date Wednesday, April 1, 2015

End Date Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time 7 p.m.

Annual General Meeting that reviews activities in 2014 and plans for 2015. Guest speaker is Lindsay Benjamin, Heritage Planner with the Region of Waterloo, speaking about heritage bridges in Waterloo Region and the heritage plaquing program. All are welcome.

Easter Weekend Activities

Start Date Friday, April 3, 2015

End Date Monday, April 6, 2015

Ongoing crafts and activities on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Easter Sunrise Service

Start Date Sunday, April 5, 2015

End Date Sunday, April 5, 2015

Time 7 a.m.

The 50th annual Easter Sunrise Service at the historic Freeport United Brethren Church in Doon Heritage Village.

Workshop: Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Start Date Saturday, April 11, 2015

End Date Saturday, April 11, 2015

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

Bob Wildfong, Doon Heritage Village’s Heritage Gardener, will teach participants about basic pruning of trees, shrubs and vines.

25th Annual Volunteer Breakfast

Start Date Wednesday, April 15, 2015

End Date Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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.

Tea & Talk

Start Date Thursday, April 16, 2015

End Date Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Outhouses, Body Odour, and Bad Breath: A Fun Look at 150 Years of Health and Hygiene

PD Day Fun!

Start Date Friday, April 17, 2015

End Date Friday, April 17, 2015

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

Visit and enjoy special time with your child during a PD Day!

Earth Day Weekend

Start Date Saturday, April 18, 2015

End Date Sunday, April 19, 2015

A celebration featuring Water activities. General admission rates apply.

KWS Kinderconcert

Start Date Saturday, April 18, 2015

End Date Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum in partnership with the K-W Symphony invites you to the first concert of the fall/winter Kinderconcert Series: Toot, Bang and Swish!

Ocean Bound Water Talk

Start Date Monday, April 20, 2015

End Date Monday, April 20, 2015

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

Dave Shultz - Learn about the role the Grand River Conservation Authority plays in protecting and managing our most precious resource, water.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Start Date Sunday, April 26, 2015

End Date Sunday, April 26, 2015

Time 2 p.m.

Community members and groups are inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

Doon Heritage Village Season Opening

Start Date Friday, May 1, 2015

End Date Friday, May 1, 2015

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

Visit our picturesque 60-acre living history village that showcases what life was like in Waterloo Region in the year 1914.

The Walk so Kids Can Talk

Start Date Sunday, May 3, 2015

End Date Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time Registration: 8:30 a.m.

An annual fundraising walk in support of the Kids Help Phone.

Last Weekend of Ocean Bound

Start Date Saturday, May 9, 2015

End Date Sunday, May 10, 2015

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

This is the final weekend to visit our feature exhibit Ocean Bound!

Heritage Plant Sale

Start Date Saturday, May 16, 2015

End Date Saturday, May 16, 2015

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

The Friends of Waterloo Region Museum hold their 18th Annual Heritage Plant Sale. A selection of the flower and vegetable varieties found in the village heritage gardens will be available for purchase while supplies last.

Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival

Start Date Monday, May 25, 2015

End Date Friday, May 29, 2015

Time 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An educational event that features interactive activities, demonstrations and displays. Regular admission rates apply to general public.

EcoFest

Start Date Saturday, May 30, 2015

End Date Saturday, May 30, 2015

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

A FREE and fun filled day to celebrate our environment and showcase ways to reduce our footprint one step at a time.

Seniors' Day

Start Date Wednesday, June 10, 2015

End Date Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

Anyone who is 55 years of age and older is invited to explore the museum galleries and stroll the picturesque Doon Heritage Village free of charge on Seniors' Day.

Blacksmith Hammer In

Start Date Saturday, June 13, 2015

End Date Saturday, June 13, 2015

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.

Exhibit - People on the Move

Start Date Saturday, June 13, 2015

End Date Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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

A lobby exhibit that tells the human stories of migrants as they move from one place to another. Presented by the Mennonite Central Committee in conjunction with World Refugee Day.

BEER! The Exhibit

Start Date Friday, June 19, 2015

End Date Sunday, January 3, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Discover the history of brewing, and the selling and consuming of beer in Canada, with a focus on over 175 years of brewing tradition in Waterloo Region.

Father's Day Craft Beer Festival

Start Date Sunday, June 21, 2015

End Date Sunday, June 21, 2015

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

Sample beer from local craft breweries at this special festival that takes place in Doon Heritage Village, then visit BEER! The Exhibit in our feature exhibit gallery located in the museum.

Canada Day Celebration

Start Date Wednesday, July 1, 2015

End Date Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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.

History Under the Trees

Start Date Saturday, July 4, 2015

End Date Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

Enjoy an engaging presentation by rych mills of the Waterloo Historical Society in the picturesque setting of Doon Heritage Village.