Daily Activities Schedule

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum offers many daily activities in the Museum Galleries and Doon Heritage Village. See below for the list of scheduled daily activities and visit the Museum Map and Village Map to see where the activities take place.

 

 

 

Friday, January 24 Daily Activities Winterfest PD DAY fun

10 a.m. Frozen bubble art—Join our staff and create beautiful art on this chilly day, using bubbles! They’re not just for the summer. This activity is great for all ages.

11 a.m. Snowshoeing—Enjoy a wintery trek through the historic Doon Heritage Village and try out our traditional snowshoes. This activity is great for ages 5 and up.

12 p.m. Hot Chocolate Bar—Come and warm up at Hazel’s with a complimentary hot chocolate bar. Enjoy a sprinkle of fun in a warm drink to fight back the cold. This activity is great for all ages.

1 p.m. Frozen bubble art—Join our staff and create beautiful art on this chilly day, using bubbles! They’re not just for the summer. This activity is great for all ages.

2 p.m. Snowshoeing—Enjoy a wintery trek through the historic Doon Heritage Village and try out our traditional snowshoes. This activity is great for ages 5 and up.

3 p.m. Snow Creatures—Celebrate winter creativity by building your very own snow monsters. This activity is great for all ages.

4 p.m. Hot Chocolate Bar—Come and warm up at Hazel’s with a complimentary hot chocolate bar. Enjoy a sprinkle of fun in a warm drink to fight back the cold. This activity is great for all ages.

Ongoing activities: Try your hand at table top hockey and see if you can knock them all down with our snow man bowling!

All day: Join us for a seasonal craft in the foyer!

 

Saturday, January 25 Daily Activities

12 p.m. Story reading- Join our staff for great story reading in the Hall of Fame. Best for ages 2 to 7. Museum O

1:30 p.m. Mennonite Art – Explore the rich history of Mennonite art and give one a try. Best for ages 5 and up. Museum E.

2:30 p.m. Sounds Like History - Do you hear what I hear? Try to identify the sounds from the past, by connecting them to the correct object. Join us in the main gallery for this fun-filled challenge! Best for ages 2 and up. Museum F

3:30 p.m. Steam - Meet Hazel in a new way and learn about the power of steam. Best for ages 5 and up. Museum C

 

 

Sunday, January 26 Daily Activities

Robbie Burns Day

1:30 p.m. Introduction to Robbie Burns and the Haggis Address--join us to find out more about the history of Robbie Burns and experience a traditional Haggis Address. This activity is great for all ages.

2:00 p.m. A Taste of Scotland--Come and enjoy traditional music and poetry while trying a taste of some traditional Scottish treats. This activity is great for all ages.

2:30 p.m. Strathyre Highland Dancers -- Experience the thrill of traditional Scottish Dance with the Strathyre Highland Dancers. This activity is great for all ages.

3:30 p.m. A Taste of Scotland--Come and enjoy traditional music and poetry while trying a taste of some traditional Scottish treats. This activity is great for all ages

4:00 p.m. Farewell to Robbie Burns--Join us in the Grand Foyer to finish off Robbie Burns day with Auld Lang Syne. This activity is great for all ages.

 

 

Monday, January 27 Daily Activities

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

11 a.m. Conestoga Wagon - Learn about the journey of those who travelled on the Conestoga Wagon. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum D

1 p.m. Sounds Like History - Do you hear what I hear? Try to identify the sounds from the past, by connecting them to the correct object. Join us in the main gallery for this fun-filled challenge! Best for ages 2 and up. Museum F

2 p.m. Skulls –  How much do you know about animals? Practice your detective skills and identify some skulls to learn about Ontario’s animals. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum B

3 p.m. Decade Games- Get nostalgic with some games from the past in our Hall of Fame. Museum O

All day: Join us for a seasonal craft in the foyer and a game of I spy.

 

 

Tuesday, January 28 Daily Activities

10 a.m. Conestoga Wagon - Learn about the journey of those who travelled on the Conestoga Wagon. Best for ages 3 and up. Museum D

1 p.m. Sounds Like History - Do you hear what I hear? Try to identify the sounds from the past, by connecting them to the correct object. Join us in the main gallery for this fun-filled challenge! Best for ages 2 and up. Museum F

3 p.m. Mennonite Art – Explore the rich history of Mennonite art and give one a try. Best for ages 5 and up. Museum E.

All day: Join us for a seasonal craft in the foyer and a game of I spy!

 

 

Wednesday, January 29 Daily Activities

11 a.m. Mennonite Art – Explore the rich history of Mennonite art and give one a try. Best for ages 5 and up. Museum E.

1 p.m. Steam - Meet Hazel in a new way and learn about the power of steam. Best for ages 5 and up. Museum C

3 p.m. Coming to Canada – Explore local stories of those who came to the region. Best for ages 7 and up. Museum C

All day: Join us for a seasonal craft in the foyer and a game of I spy.

 

 

Thursday, January 30 Daily Activities

10 a.m. Decade Games- Get nostalgic with some games from the past in our Hall of Fame. Museum O
1 p.m. Simple Knitting - Stop by the Knitting Machine to try your hand at corking. This early style of knitting is fun for ages 5 and up. Museum G
4 p.m. Skulls –  How much do you know about animals? Practice your detective skills and identify some skulls to learn about Ontario’s animals. Best for ages 4 and up. Museum B
All day: Join us for a seasonal craft in the foyer!

 

 

Friday, January 31 Daily Activities

All day: Join us for a seasonal craft in the foyer!

 

Saturday, February 1 Daily Activities


The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, in partnership with the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region and University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression are proud to present Black History Month 2020. Featuring guest speaker Dr. Laura Mae Lindo, MPP Kitchener Centre, and music by Starlite Steelband, come join us as we celebrate black history and Carribean culture.

Join us for a one day only exhibit in our foyer from the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum featuring a range of African Inventors and inventions including the window cleaner, traffic light, eggbeater, space shuttle retrieval, and more.

Meet representatives from Bring on the Sunshine, Waterloo Region District School Board, Congress of Black Women-Waterloo Region, African Caribean Black Network, Guelph Black Heritage Society, and more.

Free entry to event. Caribbean food will be on sale.

Special Black History Month tours will be offered in the Main Gallery. See admission desk for details.

 

Sunday, February 2 Daily Activities

Groundhog Day 

1 p.m. Shadow Puppets—In honour of the Groundhog’s shadow, join us in the Christie Theatre to try your hand at making shadow puppets! This activity is great for all ages.

2 p.m. Snoozing in the Snow—Have you ever wondered how a Groundhog spends the winter? Join us to find out all the cool facts about groundhog hibernation, and discover other animals that have a snooze in the snow. This activity is best for ages 7 and up.

3 p.m. Shadow Puppets— In honour of the Groundhog’s shadow, join us in the Christie Theatre to try your hand at making shadow puppets! This activity is great for all ages.

4 p.m. Snoozing in the Snow— Have you ever wondered how a Groundhog spends the winter? Join us to find out all the cool facts about groundhog hibernation, and discover other animals that have a snooze in the snow. This activity is best for ages 7 and up.

Ongoing activities:  Discover sleep facts and enjoy a groundhog scavenger hunt throughout the gallery!