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

Session 1: May 31 and June 7 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Session 2: August 29-30 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Age: 3-5
Fee: $30.00

A special gardening program for young children to try out their green thumbs at the Oakville Museum! Children will have lots of fun planting seeds, decorating containers, and making flowering crafts. This is the perfect way to introduce young children to an unparented program experience while exploring the historic Erchless gardens! Register online.


P.A. Day Afternoons: Bits and Pieces

June 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Age: 6-10
Fee: $11.40 per day

Create collages working from found images and using a range of materials in the style of two famous artists – Henri Matisse and Gustav Klimt. Then travel outside to explore the Erchless garden and create a collage from natural materials. Register online.


ODDBALL

Free outdoor movie screening

June 3 from 9:20 to 11 p.m. 
All ages
Free event

Join us on the grounds of the Oakville Museum for a free outdoor screening of ODDBALL -- a fun Australian family film about a dog that saves a colony of endangered penguins. Film starts at dusk. Bring your own chair or blanket. Offered in partnership with The Willson Oakville Film Festival.


Summer Camp at the Oaville Museum

Join us for a summer break filled with excitement and adventure! Our camps offer a safe environment for kids to learn, laugh and explore.

Full day camps: Half day camps:
  • Age: 7-11
  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • $228.00 per week
  • Before and after care available for additional charge
  • Age: 4-6
  • Monday to Friday (except where noted)
  • Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • $146.25 for 5-day camps
  • $117.00 for 4-day camps

July 4-7: Mini Happy Birthday Canada (half day, 4-day week)

Did you know our country is turning 150 years old this year? Let’s have a party! Explore the museum’s new feature exhibit and learn about Canada’s past. Note: This camp runs Tuesday to Friday. Register online.

July 10-14: Where Science Meets Art (full day)

The beautiful Erchless Estate grounds will be used to inspire children as they illustrate nature while learning basic scientific principles. Stunning flower beds and an incredible waterfront setting are the perfect background to explore various art mediums to create your masterpiece. On the last day, campers will learn about the change of state from liquid to a solid by making ice cream the old-fashioned way! Register online.

July 17-21: Mini Museum Summer Fun (half day)

Explore history, make ice cream and play games in the park! Join us at our fabulous lakefront location for some serious summer fun! Register online.

July 24-28: The Museum Scene (full day)

Learn useful acting techniques, act out a play, make puppets and play an assortment of drama games. Museum artifacts on exhibit will inspire ideas for making unique props. The entire museum is your stage during this thrilling drama-filled week! Register online.

July 31-August 4: Happy Birthday Canada (full day)

Did you know our country is turning 150 years old this year? Let’s have a party! Explore the museum’s new feature exhibit, learn about Canada’s past, and make a time capsule to be opened in another 150 years. On the last day of camp, we’ll show our patriotic pride and celebrate our great nation with a birthday party! Register online.

August 8-11: Mini Museum Scene - Act 1 (half day, 4-day week)

Let the Oakville Museum be your stage during this thrilling drama-filled camp! Make puppets, act out finger plays, and enjoy an assortment of drama games. Different activities will be offered for Museum Scene Act 1 and Act 2 camps. This camp runs Tuesday to Friday. Register online.

August 14-18: Museum Summer Fun (full day)

Enjoy a week of exciting summer fun at the Oakville Museum! Explore local history, play beach ball volleyball and take a hike along the Waterfront Heritage Trail. On the last day of camp, beat the heat with a cool water challenge! Register online.

August 21-25: Mini Museum Scene - Act 2 (half day)

We set the stage in Act 1 and continue the drama in Act 2! Children will act out poems, make masks, and play an assortment of drama games. Register online.

Before and After-Care - Museum Summer Camp

Supervised extended care activities for Oakville Museum Summer Day Camps will be held at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Please note drop-off and pick-up will occur at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts located at 130 Navy Street. Camp staff will accompany campers to and from Oakville Museum. Register online.


Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville and Burlington: Saturday, September 30
Halton Hills and Milton: Sunday, October 1
Free event.

Halton Region invites you to share its rich heritage, cultural diversity and stunning natural beauty. From the urban centres on Lake Ontario’s shore to the rural splendour of the Niagara Escarpment, there is much to explore. Museums, public buildings, heritage homes, businesses, industrial complexes, places of worship and sites of historical significance are waiting to be discovered. Visit the Doors Open Halton Region website for more information. Event program will be posted in September.