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Dads/Male Caregivers and Kids Night with the Museum

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Dads/Male Caregivers and Kids returns this winter with in-person or Zoom gatherings taking place the last Thursday of each month.

Presented in partnership with Rural Response for Health Children, each gathering includes fun-filled themed activities, parent discussions and social time. This is a great virtual/in-person event to spend together with your children!

Thanks to a grant from Second Harvest and the Government of Canada, Rural Response is providing $70 gift cards to local restaurants for each adult participant. Monthly registration is required to receive virtual meeting access. Please register the Tuesday before the program starts. Visit www.rrhc.on.ca to register online.

  • Jan. 26, 6 p.m. (in-person): Bionic Dads! Design your dad or male caregiver as a robot, knight, vehicle or mythical animal through cardboard construction. Using make-do construction kits, cardboard and inspiration from the museum’s collection: dads & kids can work together to make a suit or cool accessories for new & improved dads.
  • Feb. 23, 6 p.m. (virtual): Collection secrets! Learn how secret codes tell the stories of the museum’s objects. Get a virtual sneak peek of behind-the-scenes storage, including some of the strangest and coolest objects in the museum’s collection not currently on display. See highlights of uniforms from the museum’s collection and see if you can spot what doesn’t belong.
  • March 23, 6 p.m. (in-person): Storm on the Great Lakes! A building challenge for you & your dad! Learn about the Great Storm of 1913, then using provided materials, kids will work in a team with their dads to build their own model boat that can withstand a storm. Can you build a boat that floats and stays upright in the wind?