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
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.
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee
The coming of fall brings beautiful outdoor scenery and has us yearning for more time outdoors. Well, we are in luck, Chatham-Kent is full of some amazing trails! Let's get ready for a fall full of outdoor adventures on the trails by decorating your very own walking stick. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
All Hallows Fun
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee
It's that time of year to explore the spooky world of ghosts, goblins, and black cats. Join us in the Imagination Station for a fun-filled spookily creative morning as we make some Halloween art. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
Random Stones of Kindness
Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee
This month for World Kindness Month, leave a little kindness around your home and create your own kindness rock art. Put a little message on each rock to bring a smile to each family member who comes across it. Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.
Party Like It's 2024
Saturday, December 31, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Imagination Station, CK Museum | No Fee
End the year with a rocking dance party in Studio One. But before you get your dance on, let's make a disco ball so you can continue the party at home to bring in the new year! Sponsored by Waste Connection of Canada.Register for Kids Club Programs
CK Museum Fall PA Days
Friday, September 15, 2023 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Age: 6-12 | Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre | $40
Ready, set, let's play! Your next great adventure is just a roll of the dice away because this PA Day is all about playing around. Get hands-on with games and toys we all love to play! Have a blast escaping from our Milner Heritage House Escape Room. Design puzzles and games to play with at home.
Myths and Monsters
Friday, October 6, 2023 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Age: 6-12 | Chatham Capitol Theatre - Rotary Lounge | $40
Get into the spirit of Halloween as we explore some of the strangest and most puzzling myths from Canadian History. For instance, what is the Ogopogo, The Gaasyendietha, or Sasquatch? It will be a day full of fun as we delve into these tales, make some monster snot, make a monster trick-or-treat bag, and decorate mini pumpkins.
Storybooks, Art and STEM, Oh My!
Friday, November 17, 2023 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Age: 6-12 | Chatham Capitol Theatre - Mainstreet Lounge | $40
There is so much to discover both inside and out of our favourite storybooks. Join the CK Museum as characters from some of our favourite stories guide us through a fun day of experiments, crafts, and games.Register for CK Museum PA Day Programs
Ridge House Museum Fall PA Days
Friday, September 15, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Age: 6-12 | Ridge House Museum's Discovery Den | $10
Did you know that in Chatham-Kent, soybeans are one of our three major crops? So, this September, let's get crafty with beans at the Ridge House Museum PA Day Club to celebrate. Join us for an hour-long workshop as we create a beautiful mosaic out of beans.
Ghosts and Ghouls
Friday, October 6, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Age: 6-12 | Ridge House Museum's Discovery Den | $10
Did you know that Halloween traditions can be traced to the Victorian period, including the popularity of ghost stories? This PA Day Club at the Ridge House, let's get into the Halloween spirit by making some ghostly decor.
Friday, November 17, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Age: 6-12 | Ridge House Museum's Discovery Den | $10
Where did most Victorians get their winter attire? They made them, of course. This November for our PA Day Club at the Ridge House, let's learn the basics of finger knitting and make an infinity scarf.Register for Ridge House PA Day Club Programs
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
Fall Adult Programs
ThursDIY: Gingerbread House Workshop
Thursday, December 21, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre | $30
Calling all gingerbread house newbies and experts for a charmingly delightful festive evening. Create memories and a new holiday tradition with friends and family as you build and decorate a gingerbread house. Don't forget to enjoy some delicious treats and take advantage of our hot chocolate bar!Register for Fall Adult 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 (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 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 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.