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March Events At Hamilton Civic Museums

March Events at Hamilton Civic Museums

HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton is pleased to present the following events at its civic museums this March 2018.

 

For more information about these events and Hamilton Civic Museums, please visit www.hamilton.ca/museums or click on the site links below.

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site
77 King Street West, Stoney Creek – 905-662-8458 – battlefield@hamilton.ca

 

A Monumental March Break

Do you want to try something truly unique this March Break? See the past come to life while engaging in fun and fascinating hands-on activities for the whole family.

Date:        March 12 to 16

Time:        12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:        Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20

(buy online and save 20%)

 

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk. Please call for details.

Date:        March 13

Time:        7:30 p.m.

Cost:        $2 for non-members

 

Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton – 905-546-2872 – dundurn@hamilton.ca

 

Capture the Moment

Visit Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and ‘strike a pose’. In our activity area children are invited to make their own costume pieces, dress up and take pictures in front of recreated backdrops of Dundurn from the 1840s to 1960s. On your guided tour of Dundurn, costumed staff will invite you into some of Sir Allan MacNab’s rooms for a photo op. At The Hamilton Military Museum dress up like an 1812 solider and have your picture taken in front of a British encampment or ‘camp out’ in the hands-on discovery gallery

Date:        March 10 to 18

Time:        12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:        Adults: $11.50, Seniors/Youth: $9.50, Children: $6, Infants: Free, Family: $30  (buy online and save 20%)

 

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster – 905-648-8144 – fieldcote@hamilton.ca

 

Historical Scavenger Hunt

Bring the whole family to participate in a fun scavenger hunt of historical Ancaster locations, explore the exhibit and wander the beautiful grounds. Exciting prizes to be won!

Date:        March 10 and March 13 to 17

Time:        1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost:         Adults: $3.50, Seniors/Youth: $3, Children: $2.50, Infants: Free, Family: $10 (buy online and save 20%)

 

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote, held on the third Thursday of every month. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.

Date:        March 15

Time:        7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost:        FREE Event

 

Farmer’s Breakfast

Enjoy a hearty farmer style breakfast at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and then wander over to Fieldcote Museum to explore its current exhibition on the history of the Farmer family of Ancaster.

Limited seating is available; pre-registration is required.

Date:        March 24

Time:        9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cost:        Adults $16.00, Children $8.00 (12 and under)

 

Hamilton Children’s Museum
1072 Main Street East Hamilton – 905-546-4848 – childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

 

Wednesday Wigglers – Welcome to the Jungle

Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs, discovery and creation centres

Date:        March 7

Time:        9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages:       2 to 4 years.

Cost:        Adults: $2, Seniors/Youth: $2, Children: $4, Infants (under 1yr) Free, Family: $9

 

March Break Madness

This March Break the Children’s Museum can satisfy the budding dramatic artist, inspiring engineer and innovative environmentalist.

Visit our galleries to discover the uses of the “mountain” and the Hamilton Harbour in building our city of Hamilton.

Date:        March 10 to March 18

Time:        9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost:        Adults: $2, Seniors/Youth: $2, Children: $4, Infants (under 1yr) Free, Family: $9

 

Wednesday Wigglers – Rabbits

Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs, discovery and creation centres

Date:        March 21

Time:        9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages:       2 to 4 years.

Cost:        Adults: $2, Seniors/Youth: $2, Children: $4, Infants (under 1yr) Free, Family: $9

 

Wednesday Wigglers – Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs, discovery and creation centres

Date:        March 28

Time:        9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages:       2 to 4 years.

Cost:        Adults: $2, Seniors/Youth: $2, Children: $4, Infants (under 1yr) Free, Family: $9

 

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site
900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton – 905-546-4797 – steammuseum@hamilton.ca

 

March Break: Unplugged

Do away with screens, blinking lights, and dead batteries. Drop-in and try some low-tech games and activities – including a giant chess board, train puzzles, and matching games. Try your hand at origami, build a house of cards, and make your own puzzle to take home.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date:        March 10 to March 18

Time:        12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:        FREE Event. Regular admission rates apply for museum tours. Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20 (buy online and save 20%)

 

 

Whitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West – 905-546-2018 – whitehern@hamilton.ca

 

ANTHROPOMORPHIA – March Break at Whitehern

People have been adding human faces and characteristics to inanimate objects and animals for a very long time; from 1890’s political posters, 1930’s advertising, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and Beatrix Potter’s storybook creatures, to the latest “Shopkins” craze. Visit us at Whitehern during the March Break and try to spy for yourself, tiny “Shopkins” hidden amongst the McQuesten family’s every-day items, enjoy creating some of your own anthropomorphic crafts in The Stable, and play traditional games.

Refreshments available for purchase.

Date:        March 10 to March 18

Time:        12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:        Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20 (buy online and save 20%)

 

Additional Resources

 

Hamilton Civic Museums – www.hamilton.ca/museums

For image requests, please contact paula.lanza@hamilton.ca

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