Great Canadian Family Day returns to The Canadian Canoe Museum on February 19

Lots of activities and demonstrations as well as discounted family admission and membership

Children building a fort in 2016 at Great Canadian Family Day at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. The 2018 event featuring activities, artisan demonstrations, and a canoe zip line returns on Monday, February 19th. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)
Children building a fort in 2016 at Great Canadian Family Day at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. The 2018 event featuring activities, artisan demonstrations, and a canoe zip line returns on Monday, February 19th. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

The Canadian Canoe Museum is inviting all families to enjoy camping-themed fun on Family Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, February 19th.

The fourth annual Great Canadian Family Day, which takes place at the museum at 910 Monaghan Road in Peterborough, features 10 activity stations as well as artisan demonstrations.

Back by popular demand, the canoe zip line will fly through the galleries. In addition, participants can craft a paracord zipper-pull, a clothes pin portager, a constellation card, 3D forest creatures, and more.

One of the camping-themed activities available at Great Canadian Family Day  at The Canadian Canoe Museum: stitching constellations from the night sky onto a card. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)
One of the camping-themed activities available at Great Canadian Family Day at The Canadian Canoe Museum: stitching constellations from the night sky onto a card. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

“Family Day is a highlight of the year for us,” says Karen Taylor, Education Manager. “It’s a great opportunity to offer our family members and visitors fun new ways to experience the museum together.”

All activities are included for the price of family admission or membership, both of which will be discounted by $5 for Family Day.

Family admission (up to two adults and four children aged five to 17) will be $25 for the day, or you can purchase a family membership for $45.

As well as artisan demonstrations, there will be 10 activity stations, including one for assembling 3D forest creatures like this deer.  (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)
As well as artisan demonstrations, there will be 10 activity stations, including one for assembling 3D forest creatures like this deer. (Photo courtesy of The Canadian Canoe Museum)

Museum members receive free admission all year long, discounts on programing and merchandise, special event invitations, and access to a members-only newsletter.

Membership forms are available in advance online at www.canoemuseum.ca/membership/ or at the door on Family Day.

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