We provide a variety of engaging programs, tours and special events throughout the year for people of all ages that pertain to the museum's mandate, collection, as well as its exhibits for CK Museum, Ridge House Museum and Milner Heritage House.
How to register:
Register for Museum Programs
- Phone: 519-360-1998
- Online: Arts + Culture Program Registration
- Email: email@example.com
Kids Club Programs
The Chatham-Kent Museum is thrilled to announce that our Kids Club programs are back to in-person! Let your imagination grow and join the Chatham-Kent Museum, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library for fun-filled monthly programs in Imagination Station. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer Kids Club programs at no charge.
Earth Day Fun
Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee
It's Earth Day! Join us in the Imagination Station as we celebrate our incredible planet by making some seed bombs that you can plant in your garden at home or in a planter. In partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
Baskets of Fun
Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee
Calling all bike enthusiasts! Did you know that cycling was a popular pastime in the late Victorian period? Join us in the Imagination Station and decorate your very own bicycle basket that you can use all summer long. In partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee
Did you know that there are superheroes that live in the soil? Let's get our hands dirty and create a superhero grass head, then following the program, stop by the CK Museum to see the exhibit Soil Superheroes and learn about the superheroes that make life possible on Earth. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.Register for Kids Club Programs
PA Day Programs
Pirates and Princesses
Friday, April 28, 2023 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Age: 6-12 | Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre | $40
You are cordially invited to spend a day at the CK Museum and have a jaunty good time! The day will be filled with wonderful adventures such as a pirate school, princess etiquette lessons, magic spells, a treasure hunt, and so much more!
Friday, June 9, 2023 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Age: 6-12 | Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre | $40
Did someone say soil superheroes? That's right, this PA Day is all about learning about soil and why it is so important. Campers will spend the day conducting science experiments and challenging themselves on superhero obstacle courses, all the while learning about the league of extraordinary superheroes that live in the soil. Students will also have the opportunity to explore Soil Superheroes, a travelling exhibit from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.Register for PA Day Programs
Saturday, June 24, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Age: 6-12 | Ridge House Museum, Ridgetown | No Fee
As we say goodbye to Spring and hello to Summer, let's get creative in the Discovery Den and make our very own ring toss game that will offer up oodles of outdoor fun this Summer. Sponsored by Salus Mutual.
Forests and Fairies
Saturday, July 8, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Age: 6-12 | Ridge House Museum, Ridgetown | No Fee
This July, all you need for this Creative Kids is a little "faith, trust, and pixie dust" as we celebrate forests and fairies by making a fairy garden! Sponsored by Salus Mutual.
Back to School
Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Age: 6-12 | Ridge House Museum, Ridgetown | No Fee
It's that time again! School will soon be in session. Get ready for the school year with us and decorate your very own pencil case in the Discovery Den. Sponsored by Salus Mutual.Register for Creative Kids Programs
Want to book a field trip? Let us help you plan and create a day of cultural education and creative play for your students. Each program can be geared toward any age group. Call 519.360.1998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- $30 per student. Full-Day Program (pick two programs)
- $15 per student. Half-Day Program (pick one program)
- $5 per student. Add one hour of free play in the Imagination Station
- $55 flat fee. One hour of stories and artifacts in your classroom
Unable to come visit us? Let us come to you! Adventures delivered straight to your classroom!
Yesteryears, A Child's Life (Ridge House Museum / Milner Heritage House)
Travel back in time and discover what life was like for children in the 19th century. Topics covered during the program include food, clothing, education, recreation, work and the role of children. Students will have the chance to compare and contrast how their lives are different as well as do a craft, learn a 19th-century dance (weather permitting) and play fun engaging games.
A Journey into the Past: Sensory Adventures (Ridge House Museum / Milner Heritage House)
What was lifelike in the 19th century? Go on a treasure hunt of new sounds, smells, and sights and discover what life was like for children in the 19th century. The program includes fun interactive components such as story time, an eye spy game and a craft.
Escape Room (Chatham-Kent Museum / Ridge House Museum)
Do you have what it takes to escape? Solve puzzles, find clues, decipher secret codes and work as a team to find the correct code to escape and win the game! Escape rooms are available at all three Municipal Museums – take on the challenge at the CK Museum, Milner Heritage House and the Ridge House Museum.
Imagination Station: Full STEAM Ahead (Chatham-Kent Museum)
All aboard! Let us customize our Imagination Station to bring STEAM learning to life. Let your students' imagination run free as they create art on our Giant Lite Brite, construct with our Giant Magna Tiles, design on our LEGO Wall, and lots more as you roll through our activity stations and then engage in Free Play.
Once Upon A Christmas: Victorian Traditions - December Only (Ridge House Museum)
Celebrate the Season with us! Journey into the past and learn about 19th Century Christmas traditions. Students will engage in a variety of different traditional activities, such as games, stories, crafts and more. Topics covered during the program include traditions, food, music, gifts, decorations, and what life was like for a child during the Holiday Season.
Create Your Own Project!
Have a special workshop or content in mind for a workshop? Collaborate with us and create a program that fits YOUR specific needs. Give us a call to begin the conversation. Call 519.360.1998 or email email@example.com
"Let us March on till Victory is Won" Traveling Exhibit
Looking for a way to explore CK's rich Black History in your school? Book the CK Museum's newest travelling exhibit! "Let us March on till Victory is Won: The Struggle for Racial Equity in CK and Ontario" travelling exhibit traces the courageous story of the National Unity Association's crusade for justice, their determination to end practices of segregation within Chatham-Kent and Ontario, and the ongoing fight for equity in Canada.
This easy-to-assemble exhibit comes with twenty panels with stands. These include twelve content panels and eight incredible portraits of individuals significant to our community's history. The exhibit is available in both French and English panels. Interested in educational materials and programming options to accompany the exhibit? Contact the Chatham-Kent Museum to find out more! Fee: $100.00 per week.