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.


Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville and Burlington sites: October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Halton Hills and Milton sites: October 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free event!

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 the Doors Open Halton website for participating sites or pick up an event brochure at the Museum.

Doors Open Halton 2016 brochure (pdf, 5.5 MB)
Available in an alternate format upon request.


P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

October 7, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Age: 6-12
Fee: $11.10

Spend an afternoon at the Oakville Museum and discover optical illusions in art known as OP ART. Drawing inspiration from our Art and Fashion exhibition, make op art drawings and other creations in this fun P.A. Day workshop. Register online.


Museum Workshop - Fashioning a Fascinator [C]

October 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Age: 18+

Looking for inspiration this Halloween? Create your own fun and fabulous fascinator - a small headpiece, usually made out of feathers and ribbon, that perches on the side of the head. A professional costume designer and theatrical milliner will lead the workshop, using traditional millinery techniques and materials. No experience needed. All materials included. Register online.


Museum Christmas Tea and Tour

December 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Age: 3+

Oakville Museum presents its annual Christmas Tea and Tour. Enjoy a 1.5 hour visit to the beautifully decorated, historic Erchless Estate. Includes a feature exhibit, a guided tour through the elegant home, and tea and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be paid registrants. We cannot accommodate for allergies in this program. Register online.


Craft and Tour at the Museum

Multiple sessions available: December 28, 29, January 4, 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
Age: 4-9

Join us for an hour in the afternoon to make a craft with your child and take a guided tour of the Oakville Museum. Fee applies to participating children only, but children must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. Each session within the same month will make the same craft and take the same tour. Register online.