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. Series passes for the Winter/Spring 2020 season are currently available 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.

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.

Theme Date Time Code
Puzzles and Problem-Solving a.m. Thursday, January 2 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 11735
Puzzles and Problem-Solving p.m. Thursday, January 2 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 11736
Spy and Detective Training a.m. Friday, January 3 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 11737
Spy and Detective Training p.m. Friday, January 3 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 11738
Winter Wonderland a.m. Friday, January 31 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 13419
Winter Wonderland p.m. Friday, January 31 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 13421
Swing into Spring a.m. Friday, April 24 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 13428
Swing into Spring p.m. Friday, April 24 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 13429
Outdoor Adventure a.m. Friday, June 5 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 13431
Outdoor Adventure p.m. Friday, June 5 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 13432
Sport Alternatives a.m. Friday, June 30 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 13433
Sport Alternatives p.m. Friday, June 30 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 13434

Most camps running in the Winter/Spring 2020 open for registration on Friday, December 13, 2019.

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.