Oakville Museum Programs and Events

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How to register

For programs with iris codes, register online or by phone at 905-815-2000. Registration not required for special events where noted.

Tots and Pots

Plant seeds, decorate containers and make flowering crafts! This unparented 2-day program offers children aged 3-5 an opportunity to try out their green thumbs while exploring the historic gardens at Erchless Estate. Two sessions available: June 1 and 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and August 30 and 31 from 9:30-11 a.m. Register online.

Hands on History Summer Camp

Join us for a summer full of active, engaging and creative summer camps at the Museum!

Environmental Easel (Age: 6-10)

Spend some time getting closer to nature and develop your artistic talent. Experiment with watercolours, oil pastels, and painting with natural materials. Offered July 4-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online.

Mini Hands Adventures on the Waterfront (Age: 4-6)

It’s all about water. What lives in it, on it, or sails along it! Get ready to get wet and play water games. Don’t forget your beach towel! Two sessions available: July 12-14 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and July 12-14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Register online.

Ancient Days (Age: 7-11)

Explore cultures from the past, craft your own mini mosaic and participate in a modern version of the ancient Olympic games. Offered July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online.

Mini Hands Museum Imaginarium (Age: 4-6)

This camp will motivate little ones to build creativity and explore their imagination! Make dazzling crafts and fashionable art. Play group games that will inspire a world of fantasy! Two sessions available: July 26-28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and July 26-28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Register online.

Mini Hands Ancient Days (Age: 4-6)

Join us on a summer expedition of ancient cultures! Make crafts inspired by ancient Greek and Egyptian art and participate in a mini version of the Olympic games. Two sessions available: August 2-4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  and August 2-4 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Register online.

Museum Imaginarium (Age: 7-11)

Become an inventor, participate in design challenges, and construct your own imaginary city inspired by history. This fun-filled camp will motivate children to build creativity and explore their imagination! Offered August 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online.

Mini Hands Museum Mystery (Age: 4-6)

Solve a mystery at the Oakville Museum! Look for clues and play memory games. Go on a detective hunt and expeditions through the Chisholm chambers. Who is Mr. Chisholm? Join us this week to find out! Two sessions available: August 16-18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and August 16-18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Register online.

Museum Adventures on the Waterfront (Age: 7-11)

Enjoy an exciting week-long camp of water related activities. Highlights include a scavenger hunt along the banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek, playing outdoor water games and ending the week with new friends at the Erchless beach party! Offered August 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online.

Summer Camp Before and After Care

Supervised extended care activities are available from 8:30-9 a.m. and 4-4:30 p.m. for participants of our full-day camp programs. Four sessions available: July 4-8, July 18-22, August 8-12 and August 22-26. Register online.