Burlington museums offer programs for kids during upcoming school holidays


Published January 10, 2023 at 2:32 pm

The Museums of Burlington is rolling out programs for local students who will be looking for something to do during winter weekends and school holidays.

STEAM-gineers is a supervised drop-off program at Joseph Brant Museum for children between the ages of 8 – 12.

STEAM-gineers takes place Saturday afternoons between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with several creative programs on tap, including:

  • January 21 – Art Attack
  • February 25 – Fun with Physics
  • March 25 – Mathematicians
  • April 15 – Pulleys and Gears
  • May 20 – Technology
  • June 17 – Crazy Chemistry

The Toddler Days program is back and taking place at Joseph Brant Museum from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday mornings from February 1 to May 24. The program is designed for children ages 2 – 4, and each session has a different theme.

  • February 1 – At the Zoo
  • February 8 – Fruits & Veggies
  • February 15 – The Little Mermaid
  • February 22 – Forest Animals
  • March 1 – Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • March 8 – Pirates Arr matey!
  • March 22 – Music
  • March 29 – Eric Carle Day
  • April 5 – Circus
  • April 12 – Beach Day
  • April 19 – Dinosaurs ROAR!
  • April 26 – 1980s
  • May 3 – Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • May 10 – Frozen
  • May 17 – ABCs
  • May 24 – Teddy Bear Picnic

A pair of Heritage Workshops are being held Sunday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Mar. 5.

In February, participants will make one mason jar candle in the scent of their choice from a selection of fragrance oils. The candle is made with 100% natural soy wax and will have an approximate 90 hour burn time.

Instruction will be provided by Sweet & Spice Candles. Participants will also enjoy a tour of Ireland House Museum with fresh scones and jam following the workshop.

On Sunday, March 5, an Embroidery Workshop is the perfect way to dip your toe into the Victorian pastime of embroidery.

With the instruction and encouragement from Melissa Best of Little Nest Creative, participants will work their way through “The Edith Pattern”, a small floral piece. This class comes with all the supplies you need to complete the hoop, as well as written instructions and pattern to save for future use or to reference later.

Participants will have the option of touring Ireland House Museum after the workshop.

The Joseph Brant Museum March break camp is March 13 to 17 for kids ages 5 to 12.

The focus of this year’s camp is trekking across Canada.

“We’ll cross the country from east to west, discovering more about the history, culture, and wonders that Canada has to hold for us. Daily activities include games, crafts, experiments, and more.”

For more information or to register for any of the programs, visit the Museums of Burlington website.

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