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! Face masks and screening are required prior to entry. Access to the Archives is by appointment. 

Camps and 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 camp is unique, so there will always be a theme to appeal to your child's interests. Our instructors are trained educators and know how to address the individual needs of program participants.

 Museum Programs & School Break 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

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.

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 summer camps or school break camp web pages.

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.