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.

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

Summer Discovery Camps 

Youth Leadership Program

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

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is eager to bring MUSE International Fine Film back to Galaxy Cinemas. Representatives from TIFF suggest films and theatres could be ready to support film circuit in the fall of 2022. Series pass holders from previous seasons will be contacted with information once this program has been confirmed. We will continue to update the MUSE webpage with current information as it becomes available. Thank you for your continued patience and patronage. 

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.