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

3 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

 

Saturday, February 29 Daily Activities

Freedom to Read Week  
Celebrates our Canadian liberty to read any and all books of our choosing, inspiring enlightened thoughts and brighter minds.  

12 p.m. Family Storytime - Drop in to talk, read, play, write and sing in this interactive program with the Region of Waterloo Library staff as we celebrate freedom to read week.  Great for all ages. Museum 3

1 p.m. Leap Year Trivia Challenge – Join us in the Christie Theatre to test your Leap Year knowledge! This activity is best for ages 5 and up. Museum 4

2 p.m. Living to Leap – Find out how frogs can hop, bunnies can bounce and humans can jump. Join us in the Christie Theatre for this exciting exploration of the ways we all live to leap! This activity is great for all ages. Museum 4

3 p.m. Leap Year Birthday Party! – Join us in the Grand Foyer to celebrate those Leap Year Birthdays! This activity is great for all ages. Museum 3

4 p.m. Leap Year Trivia Challenge – Join us in the Christie Theatre to test your Leap Year knowledge! This activity is best for ages 5 and up. Museum 4

Ongoing: Make your very own lily pad and frog at our craft table or check our Leap Year Scavenger Hunt in the gallery. 

 

Sunday, March 1 Daily Activities

12 p.m. Celebrate the National Day of Bulgaria – Join us in the Grand Foyer to celebrate the National Day of Bulgaria. This activity is great for all ages. Museum 3

1 p.m. The Magic of Bulgaria – Join us in the Christie Theatre to explore the rich history and cultural identity of Bulgaria. Enjoy a captivating video about nature, folklore, traditions, crafts, culinary practices, and the Bulgarian long-standing heritage. This video is great for all ages. Museum 4

1:30 p.m. Let’s Dance! – Come to the Grand Foyer to watch some of the traditional dances of Bulgaria, then join a brief workshop to try out some of the steps yourself! This activity is great for all ages. Museum 3

3 p.m. The Magic of Bulgaria – Join us in the Christie Theatre to explore the rich history and cultural identity of Bulgaria. Enjoy a captivating video about nature, folklore, traditions, crafts, culinary practices, and the Bulgarian long-standing heritage. This video is great for all ages. Museum 4

3:30 p.m. Let’s Dance! – Come to the Grand Foyer to watch some of the traditional dances of Bulgaria, then join a brief workshop to try out some of the steps yourself! This activity is great for all ages. Museum 3

Ongoing:
Enjoy the beautiful displays of Bulgarian Culture while exploring the rich history of this country. Join us for a fun ongoing workshop to find out about the Martenitsa—a traditional Bulgarian craft, the meaning and the symbol behind it and why they’re worn on March 1st, or relax in the theatre to see the beauty of the Bulgarian countryside. 

 

Monday, March 2 Daily Activities

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

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

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

 

Tuesday, March 3 Daily Activities

10 a.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

1 p.m. Stories of the First World War –  Explore the First World War through the eyes of Waterloo Region citizens as they lived it. Hear a few stories of those who served overseas for Canada.  

3 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

 

Wednesday, March 4 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. 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

 

Thursday, March 5 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 M

1 p.m. Trivia – Meet us in the Hall of Fame to test your knowledge and play a fun trivia game! Suitable for ages 7 and up. Museum O.

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

 

Friday, March 6 Daily Activities

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

 

3 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

 

Saturday, March 7 Daily Activities

12 p.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

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. 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

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

 

Sunday, March 8 Daily Activities

12 p.m. Poster Making — Posters can be a great way to spread information and get people involved! Join us to make your very own poster. This activity is great for ages 4 and up. Museum 7

1 p.m.  Mandela Talk Series with Doctor Christopher Taylor – Join Dr. Taylor to discuss topics of racism in apartheid South Africa. This lecture will be followed by a question and answer period with Dr. Taylor. Museum 4

3 p.m. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom Tour — Join our staff for an in depth tour of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom. This tour will take approximately 45 minutes and will explore some of the social issues raised by this exhibit. Museum 8