Oakville Museum Programs and Events

Summer Camp at the Oakville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oakville Museum

Summer Camp at the Oakville 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.

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Tots and Pots

Tots and Pots

Tots and Pots

August 28-29 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $31.50. 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 unparented program experience while exploring the historic Erchless gardens!

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Historic Cemetery Walk

Historic Cemetery Walk

Historic Cemetery Walk

Sunday, September 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Fee: $13.94. Age: 18+

This guided tour of St. Jude's Cemetery will provide a fascinating glimpse into Oakville history. Knowledgeable local historians will delve into the meanings behind carved symbols and introduce you to some of the early settlers that lived in Oakville's past. Allow time after your walk to tour the Oakville Museum a short drive (or walk) away located at 8 Navy Stree at no extra cost. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside on slightly uneven ground. There is limited parking available on site. Registration opens August 11.

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Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Doors Open Halton Region

Saturday, September 29
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free event!

Join us for Doors Open Halton and explore the Oakville Museum and Oakville's First Post Office. Come enjoy the magnificent view of the harbour, stroll through our historical gardens and tour the family estate. Visit the Doors Open Halton website for other site listings, maps and information about the event.

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Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Saturday, October 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $10.64. Age: 18+

This unique indoor/outdoor tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Underground Railroad in Oakville. Begin with an introduction to the exhibit 'Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville's Black History' and watch the exciting multi-media presentation 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom', a true story of heroic flight from a life of slavery. Weather permitting, the tour finishes with an outdoor walk that details some nearby locations that highlight the local history surrounding Oakville and the Underground Railroad. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor tour and note that climbing a flight of stairs is part of the tour. Registration opens August 11.

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P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum

November 23, 2018 and February 1, 2019
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $11.98. Age: 6-10

Spend the afternoon at Erchless Estate for museum-inspired activities. These fun and interactive afternoons include a visit to our feature exhibit, a tour of the historic estate and a create-and-take craft. There will be a different theme each afternoon to enjoy. In November make paper dolls and in February learn about The Underground Railroad. Registration opens August 11.

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Christmas Tea and Tour

Christmas Tea and Tour

Christmas Tea and Tour

Sunday, December 9
Two sessions available: 1:30-3 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.53. Age: 18+

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 plus tea and cookies. We cannot accommodate for allergies in this program. Registration opens August 11.

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Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

December 27, 2018 and January 3, 2019
Two sessions per day: 1:30-2:30 and 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $5.99. Age: 4-9 plus participating adults.

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. Registration opens August 11.

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March Break at the Museum

March Break at the Museum

March Break at the Museum

March 11 to 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $256.40 for the week. 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! Registration opens August 11.

Visit the Town's March Break page for programs available at other Recreation and Culture facilities.

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