Drop In Activity: Lace Boats

Drop In Activity: Lace Boats

This month’s Saturday craft is a delicate ship. Customize your boat made of natural materials and give it a float test.  For an extra challenge find a canoe with a sail in our galleries. While you’re here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put...
Drop In Activity: March Break Passport

Drop In Activity: March Break Passport

Pack your bags and head to the Canoe Museum!  Travel around the galleries on a trip for your senses.  Find various locations around the museum and get new experiences along the way. This activity is perfect for families to enjoy together. Available from 10:30am-4:00pm...
2ft Paddle Carving

2ft Paddle Carving

Carve a 24” (61cm) paddle out of basswood! Using a traditional spoke shave tool, students learn the woodworking techniques to take their rough blank to a smoothly-sanded, finished paddle. Participants have a beautiful souvenir to take home and treasure. as well as an...
Wanigans

Wanigans

Try your hand at woodworking and create a mini-version of a wanigan (a traditional canoe tripping equipment box with its own unique carrying system). Explore its origins and variations as you hunt through the museum to find the pieces you need to build your wanigan....
Is that you in the Canoe?!

Is that you in the Canoe?!

Be an artist, a scientist, a builder, and a voyageur. Explore the wonder of the canoe; its form, materials, art and function. Watch out for the rocks as you race your canoe down the waterfall! Finally, paint YOURSELF into your own 13-inch (33cm) basswood canoe cutout...