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.

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is open for gift shop visitors, by appointment. Exhibits are currently closed, but scheduled to open at the commencement of Step 3 in Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen plan. Future visits can be planned by making an appointment online, or by phoning 705.743.5180 during regular business hours.

Camp programs for kids

We offer camps throughout the summer, as well as during school breaks including P.A. Days, March Break, and occasionally on weekends. 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.

School Break Camps  Summer Camps

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

MUSE international fine films

New in 2021 - the MUSE Film Festival, drive-in edition! This summer, MUSE will present two films as part of the PTBOLive Summer Concert Series drive in hosted at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, on the Enbridge Energy Stage, from the safety of your vehicle. 

We present MUSE Fine Films in partnership 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. Series passes are sold through the Peterborough Memorial Centre Box Office. Rush tickets are available for $15.00 each, ten minutes prior to each screening, at the MUSE courtesy desk in the Galaxy Cinemas lobby (cash only).

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.

Although many schools are unable to book field trips for their classes, the Peterborough Museum & Archives would like to encourage parents of homeschool children and distance learners to consider booking one of our Education Programs - with COVID-19 protocols in place. Contact our Education Officer via email for more information.

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.

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.

Register for a camp or program

Click through the links below to register for one of the many camps and programs offered at the Peterborough Museum and Archives. For more detailed camp descriptions, visit our museum discovery or school break camp web pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.