Father’s Day Builders
Sunday, June 16 from 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: $17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person
Work together as a family to complete three different building challenges! First build a modern structure, then give constructing an early settler log home a try, and finally explore the themes in our latest exhibition, Water: A Journey to the Source, by engineering a pipe line. Explore tools, building materials, and more! Snacks will be available for cash purchase.
This is a drop-in style program. No registration is required.
Canada Day: Looking Local!
Monday, July 1 from 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: Admission is by donation
Celebrate Canada Day at Nepean Museum by exploring our new permanent exhibition. Join us for hands-on activities to learn the story of Nepean and its people from the earliest times. It is a story of cultural, demographic, personal, and geographic change! Try your hand at calligraphy, explore and build your own immigration suitcase, and get messy with a special Canada Day slime! A cash barbecue will also be offered.
Themed Demonstrations & Activities
Fridays and Saturdays in June and July between 10 am and 4 pm
Cost: Admission is by donation
We’ve been inspired by our new permanent exhibition, Nepean: Rural Roots and City Streets. Complement your visit to the museum with a themed demonstration or activity that will help bring history to life!
June 7 – Building an early settler home
June 8 – Coming to Canada suitcase project
June 14 – Water filtration demonstration
June 15 – Exploration of military life
June 21 – Earth sciences demonstration
June 22 – Communication technologies
June 28 – Make your own slime
June 29 – Map it out!
July 5 – Dress up in historical costumes
July 6 – Toys and games from past to present
July 12 – Corn husk doll demonstration
July 13 – Exploring a one-room schoolhouse
July 19 – Try your hand at pen and ink! (calligraphy)
July 20 – Farming in Nepean
July 26 – Learn to mend and sew your own teddy bear
July 27 – Candle making
Wednesdays, Thursday, and Fridays: July 3 to August 2 from 9:30 am to 12 pm
Age: 6 to 9
Cost: $6.65 per child
Engage with local history in a fun and unique way! Each program will explore a different theme through hands-on activities and crafts.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged to reserve your child’s place and to ensure enough participants for the program to run. If registration is not full on the program date, drop-in participants are welcome. Please contact the museum (613-580-9638) to confirm if space is available.
Please use the barcode provided to register using Service Ottawa’s online registration system. If you do not have an family account, please create one before registering.
July 3 – Telling Stories and Traditions
July 4 – H2Woah!
July 5 – Ahoy! An Afternoon of Sailing
July 10 – Listen, Dance, and Play
July 11 – You Can't Do That On T.V.!
July 12 – Constructing the Rideau Canal
July 17 – Museum Chefs
July 18 – Greenthumb Gardener
July 19 – Life on the Homefront
July 24 – Preparing for Voyage and Arrival
July 25 – Rock On Nepean! Rocks, Minerals and Layers of the Earth
July 26 – Kidstruction
July 31 – Behind the Badge (Police and Nepean)
August 1 – The Clothes We Wear
August 2 – Toys and Games from Past to Present
Girl Guides and Scouts - Earn your badges!
Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts programs at the museum offer activities that help meet requirements for various badges.
Sparks, Brownies, and Guides programs at the museum offer activities that help meet requirements for various badges.
Please contact us if you would like to organize a program for your troupe. 613-580-9638 or email email@example.com
We can customize your tour according to the needs of your group.
Group tours are free. If you’d like to stay for lunch or a meeting, you can add on a room rental starting at $6.60 per hour.
Call (613) 580-9638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to make your reservation for your group tour!