Oakville Museum Programs and Events
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How to register
For programs offered through the Parks, Recreation and Culture guide click on the listing's registration link or call 905-815-2000. To register online or by phone, you will need a family PIN number and personal ID number (an iris card). Call 905-845-6601, ext. 4747 to open an account.
For all other museum programs and events, see the listing for registration details.
Museum Christmas Craft Workshop
Monday, December 22
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Iris code: 199229
Parents, need a little time to do some Christmas shopping? Bring your young crafters to the Oakville Museum for some traditional holiday spirit! Children will be inspired by the historic Erchless Estate beautifully decorated for the season. The afternoon will be filled with Christmas songs, winter games, and crafting creative holiday creations. Age: 4-7
Museum Craft and Tour
Tuesday, December 30 at 1:30 to 2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Friday, January 2 at 1:30 to 2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Iris code: 19925, 19927, 199226, 199228
Register for Museum Craft and Tour
Spending family time together this winter break? Come 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 will make the same craft and take the same tour. Age: 3-9.
Monday, February 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us for a free family fun day out at Erchless Estate and explore "What about Water?", our feature exhibit. Discover an early settler experience at the Thomas House, a restored pioneer home in Lakeside Park, and visit Oakville’s First Post Office. Celebrate Family Day in Oakville!
March Break at the Oakville Museum
Registration open January 1, 2015
Explore, discover and create at your community museum this March Break! Take inspiration from the historical collection at the Oakville Museum as we explore the world of decorative arts. Discover a variety of traditional techniques and build your artistic skills. Challenge yourself to create a masterpiece at the museum!
Museum March Break: Mosaics
Monday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 6-10. Fee: 49.00. Iris code: 203416
Put a twist on an ancient art form, and design your own mosaics. Experiment with pebbles, paper and seeds.
Museum March Break: Painting
Tuesday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 6-10. Fee: 49.00. Iris code: 203417
Explore the paintings in the museum! Use examples of decorative objects from the historical collection to inspire your creative activities and paint your own masterpieces.
Museum March Break: Collage and Decoupage (2 day camp)
Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 6-10. Fee: 98.00. Iris code: 203418
Decorate your own notebook with decoupage and experiment with mixed media collage using fabrics, paper and paint! This 2 day workshop will be an exploration of colour and images to create unique personalized artwork.
Museum March Break: Beading
Friday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Age: 6-10. Fee: 49.00. Iris code: 203419
Beadaholics take note! Make fun and easy beading projects to take home. Wear your creations as jewellery, or use your designs to decorate your stuff.
March Break Aftercare
Supervised extended care activities from 4-5 p.m. for Museum camp participants. Register online.
- Available March 16 to 20 from 4 to 5 p.m.
- Age: 6-10
- Fee: 10.00 per day
- Iris codes: Mon, Mar 16 (203526), Tue, Mar 17 (203527), Wed, Mar 18 (203528), Thur, Mar 19 (203529), Fri, Mar 20 (203530)
Museum Workshop: Fashioning a Fascinator
Sunday, April 26, 2015
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Iris code: 206150
Join us at the Oakville Museum to create your own fun, fabulous fascinator. A fascinator is a small headpiece usually made out of feathers and ribbon that perches on the side of the head. Using traditional millinery techniques and materials, this workshop will lead you through the steps of fashioning and building a wearable fascinator. A professional costume designer and theatrical milliner will be leading the workshop. No prior experience needed. All materials included. Age: 18+
Museum Tots n’ Pots
Wednesdays: May 27 and June 3, 2015
Two sessions available: 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Iris code: 203723 (mornings) 203724 (afternoons)
This special gardening program gives young children a chance to try out their green thumbs at the Oakville Museum. Children will have lots of fun planting seeds, decorating containers, and making flowering crafts. The perfect way to introduce young children to an unparented program experience while exploring the historic Erchless gardens! Age: 3-5