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Summer Programmes for Everyone

The museum is offering a variety of programmes for kids and adults this season. Read on to find out how you can be involved in the fun!

Dinosaur Story Time at the Museum – begins July 7th

Starting July 7 and re-occurring every Monday throughout the summer at 1pm, children of any age are invited to come and listen to a dinosaur story at the museum. Story Time is a free drop-in activity. (Note: the museum will be closed on Monday, August 4th).

Learn to Dye Wool – begins June 20th

Children will learn to dye wool using everyday kitchen supplies and the heat of the sun! Spices, flowers, fruits and vegetables make wonderful natural dyes.

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Learn to Knit – begins June 27th

A knitted square has the potential to become so many things: a hat, a bag, a pair of fingerless mitts … it’s up to your child’s imagination.

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Learn to Finger Knit – begins July 11th

Finger knitting is a great way to introduce children to the fibre arts and a wonderful way to learn the basics of knitting. Your child will start and finish a finger knit project in class.

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“Mystery in the Rocks” – begins July 8th

These children’s classes center around dinosaurs and fossils. Using museum specimens and hands-on, interactive activities, students will be given the unique opportunity to explore what life was like on Vancouver Island millions of years ago.

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The Nature Lab & Studio – begins July 8th

Environmental Sustainability & Art Workshops for Children. Developed and presented by Jennifer Margetish, these workshops provide inspiration through a hands-on exploration of patterns, colours, textures and forms found in nature that can be used in creating art.

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Public Fossil Tours – on now!

People of all ages love the fossil tours – complete with the chance to do a hands-on dig at a nearby river.

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Check the museum event calendar for all programmes that run throughout the summer.