Archives for March 2022

March Break Fun at the Museum of L&A

We’re all counting down the days until March Break, and I couldn’t be more excited to have a week full of fun events lined up to keep your families entertained! This year we’ll be blasting off with daily space-themed activities that coincide with our Astrophotography and Vintage Space Toy exhibits currently on display. 

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While you are enjoying the exhibits make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Lennox, the friendly space alien, who is hiding in one of the photographs. When you find Lennox make sure you let our staff know, so you can get a prize!

Families who don’t want to schedule themselves to a specific program, no need to fret. Parents, you can plan your museum visit around your schedule and still make it out to the other awesome March Break events happening in our community. 

We have drop-in activities available at any time through the week as well as our fun learning nook to explore.  Yes, that command center was handmade by moi! I had so much fun making it, and I’m sure your kiddos are going to LOVE playing with it. 

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For those who are just learning about space to those who are space-obsessed, we know there will be lots for everyone to enjoy. Puzzles, books, stargazing, planet exploration, puppet-making and more! LEGO lovers, you can come and build a space ship (I’m hoping some readers will get my LEGO movie reference)!

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From Monday to Friday we will also be offering staff-led programs and story time throughout the day. While you are here enjoying the programs, we are also offering free family passes to view our exhibits.

Here is our week’s breakdown:

Monday… we will be making planet puppets. Be inspired by our felt solar system, or color your own paper puppets!

Tuesday… the Miller Museum of Geology will be here for an immersive meteorite activity.  Kids will be able to get their hands on micrometeorites, examine them under the microscope and learn all about these marvelous space rocks. 

Wednesday… enjoy a galactic space sensory activity. You may get ooey-gooey so come dressed appropriately. 

Thursday… the Museum of L&A is the host site for March of the Museum. Staff from surrounding Museums will be on site hosting programs and activities to keep you entertained and inspired by our local history. Test your engineering with our special balloon powered rocket activity! Please pre-register, as seating is limited! *If seating is sold out please contact us and we will have a kit available for you at another time*

Friday… we’re all about astrology. Kiddos will be making an illuminated astrological viewer with museum staff. 

Saturday… we have a special guest joining us from Pineapple Toolbox. Depending on your skill level you can construct a flying space craft with glue or try your hand at sewing. We encourage you to preregister as kits are limited!

To be honest, this Museum programmer has been looking forward to March Break for 2 years! It’s not quite back to “normal” but this jammed-packed week will sure help to make your March Break memorable. We’re open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 5pm. While you are here make sure you check out our new space themed book shop too! We can’t wait to see you back in-person. 

Have a question? Please check out our website at www.countymuseum.ca or contact us at 613-354-3027. 

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm

Macpherson House & Park hours

Closed for the season – stay tuned for 2023 updates

Archives Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm*, 1pm –4pm

*closed from 12pm –  1pm 

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5