Oakville Museum Programs and Events
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.
P.A. Days at the Museum: Bees and Trees
Friday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Age: 6 to 12
Free event but space limited.
To reserve a spot call 905-338-4400 or email email@example.com
The Oakville Museum welcomes Oakvillegreen Conservation Association for a fun and unique experience that will stimulate curiosity and teach children about our natural world. With the turn of winter to spring, the bees are back but in much smaller numbers. Learn how to help our native pollinators by building a solitary bee house. Then take a guided nature walk and play nature games. Adult supervision required. Space limited. To reserve a spot call 905-338-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands on History Summer Camp
Join us for a summer break filled with excitement and adventure! Our camps offer a safe environment for kids to learn, laugh and explore.
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.
Emancipation Day Celebration
Monday, August 1 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Hosted by the Oakville Museum in partership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton.
Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of music, dance and more celebrating Oakville's role in the Underground Railroad. Performers include Beyond Sound Empijah and the Hope Centre Gospel Choir. The event commemorates August 1, 1834 - the day slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire. Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch and a lawn chair!
Doors Open Halton Region
October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discover Halton Region's hidden heritage and cultural treasures, some of which are rarely open to the public, during this free event. Oakville sites will be open Saturday only. Visit Doors Open Halton for participating sites or pick up a guide in September.