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Awesome Sundays

Awesome activities for the whole family on the third Sunday of every month.

Featuring a different theme each time, Awesome Sundays offer exciting demonstrations, fascinating guests and creative take-home crafts.

Free with Museum admission.


Awesome Gold

Sunday, April 17
Grand Hall, Special Exhibitions Gallery
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Be dazzled by science, history and fun during a day of gold-themed family activities. Discover a gold mine of information, hunt for gold nuggets and make some gold slime.

We’re aiming for the gold standard of awesome as we mine the exhibition Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia for a day of adventurous activities. Dig up a gold mine of facts about the science and history of the precious metal from our special guest. Discover why gold has been so highly valued since ancient times as a source of wealth, a symbol of prestige and a material of adornment. Go on a gold nugget hunt, searching for hidden treasures throughout the Special Exhibitions. Get your hands dirty with a collaborative craft project that’s worth its weight in laughter, if not gold: making a bowl of shimmery slime. Then, personalize your own “poke,” which you can use to take a nugget of the gold slime home with you.

Awesome Spring

Sunday, May 15
Waterfall Court, Riverview Mezzanine
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get the carriages ready for spring! Help us to decorate a horse and carriage, play a round of croquet and learn to groom a real Newfoundland pony.

Hoof it down to the Museum for a horse-themed spring celebration. Find out how to groom a real horse with Mr. Maple, a friendly Newfoundland pony. This handsome but rare black beauty, visiting us from Kemptville, is one of the last 300 members of his endangered breed. Let your creativity take the reins by helping us decorate a horse and carriage with garlands, a tradition for special occasions. Plus play croquet and learn about a carriage used for picnics. Explore Horse Power – The Paul Bienvenu Carriage Collection, an exhibition that carries you through 200 years of travelling in style by horse-drawn carriage and sleigh.

Please note that all events are subject to change.


Did you know?

There are also Awesome Sundays at the Canadian War Museum, taking place on the last Sunday of every month.
Click here for details.


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