Programs and Tours

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The Peterborough Museum and Archives offers a variety of camp programs for kids and tour-booking options to suit the needs of any group.

MUSE international fine films

We present MUSE Fine Films in partnerships with the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit Group, which has brought Canadian and International film to Peterborough since 1998. We present MUSE Fine Films twice a year, in the fall season, and again in the winter/spring. You can purchase series passes, which include admission to each film per season, or you can purchase rush tickets for select films.

School programs

Teachers can schedule their class to participate in an assortment of educational programs. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the practice of archaeology, discover mathematics through quilts, and even analyze simple machines in educational artifacts. Each program addresses specific Ontario Curriculum requirements, and offers exciting hands-on learning opportunities.

Group tours and programs

Bookings are available for groups looking to enjoy a guided tour of our museum and our programs are customizable for a more hands-on learning experience.

Camp programs for kids

We offer camps throughout the summer, during most P.A. days, over the March Break, and on occasional weekends! Camps are usually offered for children ages 4 to 11, although some exceptions may apply. Each program is unique, so there will always be a camp theme to appeal to your child's interests. Our instructors are trained educators and know how to address the individual needs of our campers.

Each year, we are grateful to receive funding [in part] to support hiring summer students to assist with our camps. Funding is provided through applications to the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works grants. 

Funded by the Government of Canada

Discovery after dark

The lights are dimmed, the doors are locked, and the galleries are empty - welcome to "Kids Only - Discovery After Dark"! One Saturday night a month, kids will have free reign to discover the Museum like never before. Children ages 6 to 11 will enjoy after-hours fun including scavenger hunts, flashlight adventures, games, crafts & more! Enjoy a night off while your kids take over the Peterborough Museum and Archives. Please note than an evening snack is included in your registration fee.

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Fleming College programs

Did you know that our museum is the only museum in Canada that serves as a college campus? Through our partnership with Fleming College, we host the Museum Management and Curatorship program on-site. We offer research and applied training opportunities during the academic year.