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Arts and Culture Museum Programs
CK Museum presents Virtual Kids Club Program

Museum Programs

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:

  1. Phone: 519-360-1998
  2. Online: Arts + Culture Program Registration
  3. Email:
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A-Musing Creative Summer Camps

Kids Club Programs

Let your imagination grow and join the Chatham-Kent Museum for fun-filled monthly programs in Imagination Station. Thanks to our generous sponsor Chatham Cultural Centre Association (CCCA) and The Anderson's Inc, we can offer Kids Club programs at no charge.

Egg-cellent Morning Fun

Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee

Hop on over to the Imagination Station and spend the morning with us decorating wooden Easter eggs using an assortment of methods. Sponsored by The Anderson's Inc.

A Whirlwind of Fun

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK museum | No Fee

This spring let's not just feel the breeze, let's hear it too. Bring some color, fun, and sound into your home this spring and join us in the Imagination Station as we create beautiful windchimes. Sponsored by The Anderson's Inc.

Light Up the Night

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK museum | No Fee

This Kids Club, we are getting ready for the great summer adventures that await us. Prepare for camping season by creating your very own lantern. Sponsored by The Anderson's Inc.


Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK museum | No Fee

 Psst! Can you crack the code of fun? This May, to celebrate the opening of Cipher-Decipher, the newest traveling exhibit to visit the CK Museum, you will learn how to create your very own scytale safe. Sponsored by The Anderson's Inc.

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CK Museum PA Days


Friday, June 7, 2024 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Age: 6-12 | Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre | Fee: $45

Calling all spy craft enthusiasts! Join us this June for a spy camp of epic proportions! From the art of disguises and code-making to solving puzzles and finding clues,  spend the day with us and discover what it takes to become a super spy!

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Creative Kids

Wonderful Wreaths

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am |  Discovery Den, Ridge House Museum | Age: 6-12 | Free

Did you know that Victorians used hair to make flowers for wreaths? Well today, let's practice this art of flower making, but with yarn! Join us at the Ridge House Museum as we make an assortment of yarn flowers for a summertime wreath to display in your room or give as a gift! Sponsored by Salus Mutual. Program is full.

Register for Creative Kids - Wonderful Wreaths

Floral Fun

Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am |  Discovery Den, Ridge House Museum | Age: 6-12 | Free

This summer at the Ridge House we are celebrating all things gardens. Join us to get crafty and create floral string art. Sponsored by Salus Mutual. Registration opens April 22, 2024.

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Fern Fever

Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am |  Discovery Den, Ridge House Museum | Age: 6-12 | Free

Did you know that during the 19th century, the Victorians were obsessed with ferns. During this period, you could find ferns and everything from pottery to fashion, and even furniture. Join us in the Discovery Den for a fern-filled morning as we adorn a keepsake box with some delightful ferns. Sponsored by Salus Mutual. Registration opens April 22, 2024.

Register for Creative Kids - Fern Fever

ThursDIY Workshop

Floral Fete

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |  Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre | Age: 19+ | Fee: $30

This spring, add a touch of homemade charm to your front door. Spend the evening with us and create your very own stunning spring wreath inspired by nature. Includes all materials and refreshments. There will be a cash bar available.

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Milner Heritage House Dominion Day

June 29 - July 1, 2024 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | Milner Heritage House

This Canada Day weekend celebrate by traveling back in time. Drop-in to Milner Heritage House and learn what life was like in Chatham-Kent in 1905. Enjoy some refreshments and weather permitting, try your hand at some Edwardian games in the backyard.

School 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

  • $35 per student. Full-Day Program (pick two programs)
  • $20 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 (Milner Heritage House)

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

"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 traveling exhibit! "Let us March on till Victory is Won: The Struggle for Racial Equity in CK and Ontario" traveling 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.