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.
Noon Year Rocking Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 11:00 am
3, 2, 1… Happy Noon Year! 2022 is ending, celebrate the start of 2023 with us and countdown to the new year with some noise and style! In partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library. Sponsored by Westhoek Construction Ltd.
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 10:00 am
Hang on to your hats and celebrate National Hat Day one day early with the CK Museum! Join us in the Imagination Station and learn to make an assortment of hats from fedoras and baseball caps to wizard hats and crowns. You will have a few options to don the next day for National Hat Day! In partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library and sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 10:00 am
There's nothing sweeter than creating a Valentine's Day inspired craft to give as a keepsake to a loved one. Join the CK Museum, in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Public Library, and make a Fingerprint Heart Valentine's Day masterpiece. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
Ready, Set, Let's Bake
Monday, February 20, 2023 - 10:00 am
Ready, set, let's bake! Just in time for Family Day, join the CK Museum for a fun-filled morning as you decorate your very own apron that you can wear when you make delicious treats with your family! In partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
Read All About It
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 10:00 am
Happy National Reading Month! We're celebrating in the Imagination Station! Join us for a creative morning as we create an assortment of bookmarks that you can use throughout National Reading Month and the months to come! You will also go home with a copy of the CK Museum's book, Alice Learns to Take a Stand. In partnership with Chatham-Kent Public Library. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.Register for Kids Club Programs
PA Day Programs
Check out our CK Museum PA Days online brochure!
Friday. February 3, 2023 | Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Studio One | Cost: $40
Attention all superheroes in the making! Prepare for a day full of fun discovering your superpowers and tackling obstacles in order to stop the supervillain!Register for PA Day 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 or 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.