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Upcoming Events

Daily Activities

Start Date Monday, January 11, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 30, 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 April 25 to May 1


Daily activity schedule for May 2 to 8

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.

Walk So Kids Can Talk

Start Date Sunday, May 1, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 1, 2016

Time Registration: 8:30 a.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum is proud to host The Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO an annual fundraising walk in support of Kids Help Phone.

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.

Youth@rt – A Celebration of Youth Week

Start Date Thursday, May 5, 2016

End Date Thursday, May 5, 2016

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

Join us for the first annual Young@rt Celebration - a celebration of youth and art. Come out to see some of the very best young artists that Kitchener has to offer. Free admission!

Mother’s Day Craft

Start Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

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

Tots Time Saturday Workshop: Mother's Day Birdhouse

Start Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

Join us to make a birdhouse for mom, grandma or keep it for yourself! These cute bird houses will be the perfect addition to any backyard, porch or balcony.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea: A Fun Look at Women's Unmentionables

Start Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

End Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time 2 to 4 p.m.

An afternoon Mother's Day tea followed by a fascinating presentation that is a fun historic look at ladies underwear.

Workshop: Preparing to Garden

Start Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

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

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

Tots Time Workshop: Gardening with Bob for Kids

Start Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 14, 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 with our Heritage Gardener Bob Wildfong.

International Museum Day

Start Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

End Date Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

Support museums by coming to the Waterloo Region Museum on International Museum Day.

Heritage Plant Sale

Start Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

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.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

End Date Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? Try our program for new moms. This week discover the exciting past of child care. Our discussion will visit the history of breast feeding from the medieval times until present day.

Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival

Start Date Friday, May 27, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 2, 2016

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

An educational event that features interactive activities, demonstrations and displays. Please note that the museum galleries are open all day and Doon Heritage Village buildings will be closed to the general public from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. during festival.

ECOFest

Start Date Saturday, May 28, 2016

End Date Saturday, May 28, 2016

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.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Start Date Friday, June 3, 2016

End Date Friday, June 3, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

Workshop: Jazzing up Jams and Jellies

Start Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

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

This jams and jellies workshop will teach you how to enjoy summer in a jar all year round.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Start Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? Try our program for new moms. This week Josh and Weechee from the K-W Humane Society will be here to talk about pets and safety.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Start Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Start Date Thursday, June 9, 2016

End Date Thursday, June 9, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

AT THE CROSSROADS - A live play!

Start Date Friday, June 10, 2016

End Date Friday, June 10, 2016

Time 7:30 p.m.

A unique live action play that combines a fictitious who-done-it storyline with the 1916 Berlin to Kitchener name change referendum.

Blacksmith Hammer In

Start Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

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.

Tots Time Saturday Workshop: Father's Day Gift

Start Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

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

Create the perfect cup for dad or grandpa to enjoy this year. Work with your little one to make the best gift for the best guy around.

Seniors' Day

Start Date Wednesday, June 15, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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!

Father’s Day Craft

Start Date Saturday, June 18, 2016

End Date Saturday, June 18, 2016

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.

Fathers' Day Craft Beer Festival

Start Date Sunday, June 19, 2016

End Date Sunday, June 19, 2016

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

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

Mom and Babes Morning Out

Start Date Wednesday, June 22, 2016

End Date Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? Try our program for new moms. This week join us to explore the history of the toys including some that moms and babes used to play with.

City On Edge exhibit

Start Date Friday, June 24, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 31, 2016

Learn how a city was pushed to the edge during the First World War - to the point of changing its name from Berlin to Kitchener through a controversial and high tension referendum. Curated by the Waterloo Region Museum, this exhibit tells the story of how and why the city of Berlin changed its name to Kitchener on September 1, 1916.

Canada Day Celebration!

Start Date Friday, July 1, 2016

End Date Friday, July 1, 2016

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.

Summer Daily Activities

Start Date Saturday, July 2, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Each day in July, visitors are invited to have a little bit of fun in Doon Heritage Village and the museum exhibit galleries. At specific times during the day there will be hands-on activities and demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: Ian Bell and Tom Leighton

Start Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 3, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artists are Ian Bell and Tom Leighton.

History Under the Trees

Start Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

End Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time 1 to 4 p.m.

The Waterloo Historical Society and the Waterloo Region Museum invites people to an afternoon of informal history discussions out-of-doors under the marquee on the village green at Doon Heritage Village.

Baby Farm Animals Weekend!

Start Date Saturday, July 9, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

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

Join us and celebrate all of the baby farm animals that live in Doon Heritage Village. Explore our living history village and meet baby lambs, goats, chickens, turkeys and more! Fun for all ages.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: Failte

Start Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured act is Failte.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: Dylan Wickens

Start Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is Dylan Wickens.

Love of Books Weekend!

Start Date Saturday, July 23, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

In celebration of International Book Day! Enjoy storytelling and make your own books! All ages.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: Frog and Henry

Start Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is Frog and Henry.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: Shannon Lyon

Start Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

End Date Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is Shannon Lyon.

KidSummer

Start Date Monday, August 1, 2016

End Date Monday, August 1, 2016

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

A fun family day where children of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun. Free admission for up to two children, with each $10 adult admission purchased.

Summer Daily Activities

Start Date Tuesday, August 2, 2016

End Date Friday, August 26, 2016

Each day in August visitors are invited to have a little bit of fun in Doon Heritage Village and the museum exhibit galleries. At specific times during the day there will be hands-on activities and demonstrations that the whole family will enjoy.

Workshop: Growing and Using Herbs

Start Date Saturday, August 6, 2016

End Date Saturday, August 6, 2016

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

Learn about and how to plant and save herbs to use in your home.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: The Butcher's Wife

Start Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 7, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is The Butcher's Wife

Fascinating Farm Animals Weekend

Start Date Saturday, August 13, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us to explore the fascinating and fantastic world of farm animals. Make sure to bring your queries about farm animals to these great weekend activities.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: Gypsy Jive Band

Start Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is the Gypsy Jive Band.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

Summer Music Series: NUA

Start Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is NUA.

Apple-iscious Weekend

Start Date Saturday, August 27, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As the summer season comes to an end, it's time to bring in the apples! Join our staff to try some of the delicious things you can make with apples, learn how to make cider, or what kind of care goes into growing your own apples.

Sunday Family Fun Days!

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!

KW Run for POGO

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 9 to 11 a.m. Post-Race Activities: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum is proud to host this annual event that raises funds to support and help children with cancer.

Summer Music Series: John McKinley Band

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 1 to 3 p.m.

Summer Music Series: Join us Sunday afternoons in July and August as we play host to a local artist or group who will entertain visitors with music and song. This week's featured artist is the John McKinley Band.

6th Annual Doon Cruise-In

Start Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

End Date Sunday, August 28, 2016

Time 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Village is open to 5 p.m.

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to host the 6th Annual Doon Cruise-In auto extravaganza.

Home School Day

Start Date Friday, September 9, 2016

End Date Friday, September 9, 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!

Workshop: Autumn Wreath

Start Date Saturday, September 24, 2016

End Date Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

Create a festive wreath to use as either a centre piece or to hang on a wall to help celebrate the harvest season.

Workshop: Evergreen Wreaths

Start Date Saturday, November 19, 2016

End Date Saturday, November 19, 2016

Time 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Make your own evergreen wreath to start the holiday season! A wreath is great for hanging outside to welcome guests to your home.