There's always something on at the Region of Waterloo Museums & Archives! Please choose a site to learn about the BONUS activities included with general admission.

 Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village

We’ve got a little bit of everything going on, with our free activities! Activities run for a half hour and are suitable for all ages, unless otherwise specified. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, December 3

Dibaajimowin NOW OPEN!

Curated by Emma Rain Smith, this multi-media exhibition highlights Indigenous contributions to the history of this land, often overlooked in favour of the well-established settler narratives. Aambe bizindaw - come let’s listen to the oral history of Urban Indigenous folks, the work that they have accomplished and continue to do across the region.

12 p.m.—Skulls

What kind of food do animals eat? How do predators hunt for prey? Learn about neighbourhood animals by looking at their skulls! Best for ages 5 and up.

1 p.m. – LEGO Assembly Line

Calling all LEGO enthusiasts! Test your assembly line and teamwork skills, by building a LEGO car!

2 p.m. – Coming to Canada

Come and explore real stories, as we find out about people from around the world arriving here in Waterloo Region. We’d welcome hearing your stories too.

3 p.m. – Story Reading

Stories are a great way to connect with friends, family and your community. Join museum staff for a story reading activity, which features a variety of books! Best for ages 2 - 7.

Sunday, December 4

Dibaajimowin NOW OPEN!

Curated by Emma Rain Smith, this multi-media exhibition highlights Indigenous contributions to the history of this land, often overlooked in favour of the well-established settler narratives. Aambe bizindaw - come let’s listen to the oral history of Urban Indigenous folks, the work that they have accomplished and continue to do across the region.

12 p.m. – Steam

Have you ever wondered how steam powered engines work? Use a wooden model and learn how Hazel, our amazing flywheel, would have worked in the 1900s.

1 p.m. - Conestoga Wagon

Imagine walking for 10 weeks, to get to your new home. You’ll have to go over mountains, cross rivers, and make it through a swamp. Learn about the journeys of Mennonites who travelled to this area using Conestoga wagons. Museum – map location D

2 p.m. - Decade Games

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Sorry!, Ludo…we’ve got them all! Enjoy playing popular games from the past and present!

3 p.m. - Sounds Like History

What’s that sound? Try to match sounds from the past to the correct object!

 

Activities run for a half hour. Activities are suitable for all ages, unless otherwise specified. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 Schneider Haus National Historic Site

There is always something happening at Schneider Haus! Ask our team at the front desk when you arrive!

 McDougall Cottage Historic Site

On now at McDougall Cottage, Resiliency: Shared Stories of Strength and Survival. There are no extra activities currently scheduled.