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Drop in Activities

Our Drop-in Activities happen the last Saturday of every month, and they are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free admission, discounts on programs and merchandise, special event invitation and more!

Please contact 705-748-9153 ext. 218 if you have any questions.

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September 2019

Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

September 29, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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October 2019

Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

October 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

October 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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Drop In Activity: Celebrate Thanksgiving

October 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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leaf decoration craft

Celebrate thanksgiving in a different way this year!  Come check out the museum and make a leaf decoration while you're here.  These leaves make a great thanksgiving decoration, place setting, or small pendant.  Use a variety of textures, letters, and shapes to create a custom decoration.  This craft is great for the young and folks willing to try something new! While you’re here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe,…

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Drop In Craft: Fall Leaves

October 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Fall leaves craft

Dive into fall with October's craft of the month.  Use a variety of textures, letters, and shapes to create a beautiful leaf.  These leaves will get you in the mood for the hot chocolate, sweaters, and campfires that come with fall. While you’re here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of…

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November 2019

Drop In Activity: Snow Globes

November 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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snow globe

When the weather outside is frightful the museum is extra delightful!  This month join us and make custom snow globe!  Choose from glitters and sequins to make a winter wonderland. While you’re here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. They are parent supervised activities. These drop-ins are always…

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December 2019

Winter Break Activities & Crafts

December 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Join us at The Canadian Canoe Museum for canoes and crafts this winter break! From December 27th to January 5th, our galleries will be filled with drop-in seasonal activities and crafts to make and take home, including mason jar snow globes, Northern Lights art, and more.Our drop-in activities are available thirty minutes after opening and up until thirty minutes before closing (Monday to Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm; Thursday until 7:30pm; and Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm), and are free with admission or membership! Parent/guardian supervision is…

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