Monday, February 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Free event for all ages.
Celebrate Family Day with us at the Oakville Museum! Explore our newest exhibit "Hair: The Long and Short of It!", make a crazy hairdo craft and pose at our selfie station. Plus tour Erchless Estate and view the "Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom!" multimedia presentation. Visit the Family Day page for a schedule of activities at other Town facilities.Family Day event brochure
Saturday, February 23 from 2-4 p.m.
Join us for a new and innovative Black History Month offering inspired by the Art Hive project. Facilitated by award-winning visual artist Camille King, participants will create art in a relaxed and informal setting. Offered in partnership between the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, The Hive and the Oakville Museum, these open-studio style workshops will offer a unique, inclusive blend of art-making, African-Canadian experience, and connections to Oakville’s seniors and growing newcomer communities. At its heart, an Art Hive is about inclusion, respect and learning. Participating allows individuals to connect with others, make art and build communities in a welcoming place.Visit the CCAH website
March 11 to 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $256.40. Age: 6-10.
After-care is available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $52.50.
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. We will be exploring mosaics, decoupage, painting and more. Challenge yourself to create a masterpiece at the museum!Register
Sponsored by The Oakville Community Foundation
Saturday, March 16
Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free event. All ages.
Join us for the Oakville Community Foundation's second annual Belong Oakville Day! This open doors community event invites families to participate in free activities in culture and recreation facilities across town.
With Saint Patrick's Day just around the corner we're going green in more ways than one! Follow the shamrock trail through the museum to discover all the fun activities you can do - this will be your lucky day! Make a four-leaf clover magnet and enjoy lots of other great craftivities. There is also rumour that a naughty leprechaun has been in our historic house and played some silly tricks! Help us solve the mystery using the clues he's left behind! Capacity restrictions may apply.Visit the Oakville Community Foundation website
Sunday, May 5 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $13.94. Age: 18+
Love history? Join us on a guided tour of Oakville/St. Mary's Cemetery led by community experts from the Oakville Historical Society. Learn about local historical events, unique carved symbols and their meanings, and some of the town’s earliest settlers. The cemetery lands were donated by Oakville’s first mayor in 1858 and is the resting place of Oakville’s founder, Colonel William Chisholm. Please meet at the cemetery entrance at 659 Lyons Lane. Rain or shine. Registration opens February 9.Register
Two sessions available:
May 29, June 5 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
August 27, 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $31.95. Age: 3-5.
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 un-parented program experience while exploring the historic Erchless gardens! Registration opens February 9.Register