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Wheelchair Accessible

Thursday, December 27, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, December 28, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 31, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Address:

10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Ontario
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Details:

Looking for something to do with the kids during the Christmas holidays?  Bring the whole family out for a visit with us and take part in the daily activities and our exhibit galleries. 

Admission:  $11 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, all admissions plus HST.

Please note Doon Heritage Village is closed for the season.

 

Thursday, December 27 Daily Activities

Winter Wonderland 

10 a.m. Did you Snow?  You see snow often, now see it in a whole new way! Join us for some snow-speriments. Museum 4

11 a.m. Lunar New Year - Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate the Year of the dog. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

12 p.m. Ice Hockey Experiment – Explore the science of hockey, Canada’s game. Why do we use the equipment we do? Museum 4

1 p.m. Mummering- Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate this common Newfoundland tradition. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

2 p.m. Did you Snow?  You see snow often, now see it in a whole new way! Join us for some snow-speriments. Museum 4

3 p.m. Diwali- Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate Diwali- Museum F

4 p.m. Ice Hockey Experiment – Explore the science of hockey, Canada’s game. Why do we use the equipment we do? Museum 4

 

Friday, December 28 Daily Activities

This afternoon we are exploring Bangladesh with local music group Ruben and Friends

10 a.m. Story Reading Join our staff for story reading in the Hall of Fame. Best for ages 2 to 7. Museum M

11 a.m. Eid- Join us to explore this holiday which is celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate Eid, Eid Mubarak. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

12 p.m. Diwali- Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate Diwali- Museum F

1 p.m. Mummering- Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate this common Newfoundland tradition. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

2 p.m.- 4 p.m.  Drop in to discover Bangladesh. Ruben and Friends are displaying some traditional Bangladeshi attire, jewelry, cookware, handcrafts, decoration pieces, musical instruments and are here to answer questions.

2:30 - 3 p.m. Listen to some traditional Bangladesh music performed by Ruben and Friends. This folk music presentation will also include some traditional instruments such as the harmonium, tabla, percussion and more.

3 p.m. Meet in the Christie Theatre to explore the wonders of Bangladesh with a short video.

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

 

 

Saturday, December 29 Daily Activities

This afternoon we are exploring Irish dance with local dance troupe Intensely Irish.   

12:30 p.m.  Intensely Irish Performance Troupe will be demonstrating some traditional Irish dance moves with a chance for visitors to participate. Museum 3

1 p.m.  Hanukkah - Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s light our Menorahs. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

2 p.m.  Intensely Irish Performance Troupe will be demonstrating some traditional Irish dance moves with a chance for visitors to participate. Museum 3

3 p.m.  Want to be a Canadian Citizen? Join us for a challenge! Test your knowledge and see if you would pass the Canadian citizenship test. Best for ages 7 and up. Museum K

4 p.m.  Coming to Canada - Explore local stories of those who came to the region. Best for ages 7 and up. Museum K

Special Craft – Join us in the Grand Foyer for some themed crafts!

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

 

Sunday, December 30 Daily Activities

This afternoon we are exploring Chinese Culture with the Central Ontario Chinese Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in Chinese culture at the Waterloo Region Museum.

Visitors can participate in many cultural activities and demonstrations through out the day.

  • Have your name written in Chinese
  • Explore the Chinese Zodiac and learn about yours
  • Try your hand at using chopsticks
  • Practice the art of origami
  • Create a Chinese lantern‎

As we ring in 2019, you will also learn about the special customs, traditions and celebrations surrounding the Chinese Lunar New Year

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

 

 

Monday, December 31 Daily Activities

It’s a Family New Years Party!

10 a.m.- New Year’s Bingo- Join us for some fun-filled New Year’s-themed Bingo! This activity can be found in the main foyer.  Museum K

10:30 a.m.- New Year’s Bash- Join us to ring in the New Year! 3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Treats included! Museum 7

11 a.m.- New Years Around the World- Take a trip around the world on us as we explore New Years around the World. Just how do people from far and near ring in the New Year? Museum 4

11:30- New Year’s Bingo- Join us for some fun-filled New Year’s-themed Bingo! This activity can be found in the main foyer.  Museum K

12 p.m.- New Year’s Bash- Join us to ring in the New Year! 3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Treats included! Museum 7

12:30- New Years Around the World- Take a trip around the world on us as we explore New Years around the World. Just how do people from far and near ring in the New Year? Museum 4

1p.m.- New Year’s Bingo- Join us for some fun-filled New Year’s-themed Bingo! This activity can be found in the main foyer. Museum K

1:30- New Year’s Bash- Join us to ring in the New Year! 3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Treats included! - Museum 7

2p.m.- New Years Around the World- Take a trip around the world on us as we explore New Years around the World. Just how do people from far and near ring in the New Year?  Museum 4

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

 

Wednesday, January 2 Daily Activities 

Winter Wonderland

10 a.m. Did you Snow?  You see snow often, now see it in a whole new way! Joins us for some snow-speriments. Museum 4

11 a.m. Lunar New Year - Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate the Year of the dog. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

12 p.m. Ice Hockey Experiment – Explore the science of hockey, Canada’s game. Why do we use the equipment we do? Museum 4

1 p.m. Mummering- Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate this common Newfoundland tradition. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

2 p.m. Did you Snow?  You see snow often, now see it in a whole new way! Joins us for some snow-speriments. Museum 4

3 p.m. Diwali- Join us to explore some of the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate Diwali- Museum F

4 p.m. Ice Hockey Experiment – Explore the science of hockey, Canada’s game. Why do we use the equipment we do? Museum 4

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

 

Thursday, January 3 Daily Activities

ART-rageously Fun Day

10 a.m. Portuguese Tile Art – Design your very own tile decoration, inspired by Portuguese tile work. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum 7

11 a.m. Story reading- Join our staff for great art inspired story reading in the Hall of Fame. Best for ages 2 to 7. Museum M

12 p.m.  Fraktur – Try your hand at a form of traditional Mennonite art. Best for ages 7 and up. Museum L

1 p.m.  Super Sculptures – Get ready to be creative and sculpt a masterpiece. Best for ages 2 and up. Museum K

2 p.m.  Painting 101 - Experiment with colours, shape and line, using paint, in this introductory activity. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum 7

3 p.m.  Scherenschnitte – Try your hand at an ancient paper-cutting art form that became popular with German-speaking Mennonites. Best for ages 6 and up. Museum D

4 p.m.  Portuguese Tile Art - Design your very own tile decoration, inspired by Portuguese tile work. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum 7

 

Friday, January 4 Daily Activities

This afternoon we are exploring Caribbean Culture with the Flex We Talent and Steel Drum performer Starlite Steelband

10 a.m. Treats for Tweets - Stop by the Natural History display to explore local birds and make your own bird feeder. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum B

11 a.m .Eid - Join us to explore this holiday which is celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate Eid,  Eid Mubarak. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

12 p.m. Lego Assembly Line - Test your assembly line skills by building a Lego car. Meet us by the Toyota Corolla. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum H

1 p.m. – Experiencing the Steelpan - Enjoy a live performance of Starlite Steelband and experience playing the Steelpan. Enjoy traditional songs of the Caribbean.  Suitable for all ages. Museum 3

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.- Caribbean Christmas Celebration - Christmas with no snow? Ya mon! Flex We Talent takes you on a Yuletide journey to a warmer climate with songs and stories. All ages welcome. Museum 4

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

 

 

Saturday, January 5  Daily Activities

Need to get up and get active to burn off some of the holiday fun? Join us to do just that and explore India

12 p.m. Kathak 101-  Join VJ Inamdar in the Christie theatre to explore Kathak, a traditional Indian dance. This hour-long workshop will include a demonstration, brief background and a chance to learn this ancient Indian dance.  Best for ages 4 and up.  Museum 4

1 p.m. Hanukkah - Join us to explore the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s light our Menorahs. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

2 p.m.- Odissi 101- Have you ever wanted the chance to learn an Indian dance? Join us to explore one of India’s most famous classical dances from South India. The hour-long workshop will include a brief history and demonstration of the 2000 year-old Odissi dance and end with an Odissi 101 dance class. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum 4

3 p.m. Mummering- Join us to explore the winter holidays celebrated in the region. Let’s celebrate this common Newfoundland tradition. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum F

4 p.m. Lego Assembly Line - Test your assembly line skills by building a Lego car. Meet us by the Toyota Corolla. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum H

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

 

Sunday, January 6 Daily Activities

12:30 - Jewish Immigration from "the Old Country" to Waterloo Region -  Examine the contents of a suitcase that Jewish newcomers might have brought and what it tells us about their culture and religious practices.  Museum 3

12:55 Music – Make and use your own craft tambourines and join us while we sing songs representative of the holidays. Museum 3

1:15 Personal Account - Learn about the life of Mort (Mordecai) Norris, a Holocaust survivor who came to Canada to start a new life, as recounted by his daughter-in-law, Kathie Norris. Museum 4

1:30 Canadian Hadassah-WIZO - explore a philanthropic organization that supports programs and services for children, healthcare and women in Israel and Canada.  It was once well known for the famous “Hadassah Bazaar” which was held for years in Kitchener-Waterloo. Museum 4

1:50 Jewish Life in Waterloo Region today -  Explore the sects of Judaism, our places of worship, and other facts of current Jewish life. Museum 4

2 p.m. Jewish Immigration from "the Old Country" to Waterloo Region - Examine the contents of a suitcase that Jewish newcomers might have brought and what it tells us about their culture and religious practices.  Museum 3

2:15 Music and crafts - – Make and use your own craft tambourines and join us while we sing songs representative of the holidays. Museum 3

Games from around the world ongoing in foyer! Museum 3

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