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INNOCENT EYES : war from a different perspective @ The HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial (HAMM)
Sep 4 – Oct 13 all day
INNOCENT EYES : war from a different perspective @ The HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial (HAMM)

The HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial is proud to present its 2018 feature exhibit “INNOCENT EYES; war from a different perspective” showing August 1 through October 13. This exhibit consists of over 30 panels which tells stories of children, by children, for children who have been affected by wars and crisis. Spanning 100 years, IE stories cover the joys, the tears, and the resilience of children as well as encouraging modern era children to become aware of alternate choices made in a technical age. There is even an interactive storybook story of the real Winnie the Pooh. As part of the three month exhibit HAMM will also host a free Children’s Peace Concert in August and a special film screening of HE NAMED ME MALALA in September. October HAMM will present an island wide child and youth art show by the Baha’i communities of Vancouver Island. For more information contact HAMM…

Museum Tots @ The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – Dec 22 @ 11:00 am
Museum Tots @ The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Join us for the return of Museum Tots every Saturday this fall! This weekly program introduces children ages 2-5 to the fun world of museum learning. Each week’s program revolves around a new theme, allowing children to learn through crafts, games, song, and dance.

Kids Celebrate! Saturdays #1 & Culture Days @ Nanaimo Museum
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm
Kids Celebrate! Saturdays #1 & Culture Days @ Nanaimo Museum

OnBeat: Sounds of Celebration

Fri, Sept 28th & Sat, Sept 29th, 10:00am-4:00pm

On Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, join the Nanaimo Museum’s OnBeat Sounds of Celebration Culture Days, from 11am to 4pm!

Coinciding with the arrival of the Kids Celebrate! feature exhibit, kids and adults alike can fill the museum with improvised sound and unique music! Jam out with DIY recycled instruments, play the steel pan drums, and learn about how people in the past made their own instruments. Play bingo to explore the sounds of the museum and the city! This is the first event in the Kids Celebrate! Saturdays series.

Culture Days is a national weekend dedicated to free events and activities that celebrate arts, culture, and heritage with a focus on participation! This Canada-wide event has been an annual party since 2008 focusing on different themes each year. This year, the theme is On Beat, “a rhythm-inspired event bringing together thousands of Canadians from coast-to-coast both in-person and online to celebrate making the arts accessible, inclusive and fun!”

Activities include:

• Make your own DIY recyclable instrument!
• Explore the sounds in the Kids Celebrate! interactive exhibit!
• Play On Beat Musical Bingo through the museum and downtown to win awesome prizes!
• Try out improvised instruments from Nanaimo’s past!
• Check out some of the cool instruments in our artifact collection, on display for specially for Culture Days in Fall 2018!

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Nanaimo Museum Culture Days & Kids Celebrate! Saturdays On Beat: Sounds of Celebration. Sept 28th & Sept 29th, 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission by donation. FMI

Pirate School – Pro-D Day Camp @ Maritime Museum of BC
Oct 19 all day
Pirate School - Pro-D Day Camp @ Maritime Museum of BC

Join in while we learn about life on board pirate ships, go hunting for treasure, and do some pirate themed colouring and crafts. Our Pro-D Day Camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and is for children ages 6-11. Space is limited to 10 children, so register early!

Kids Celebrate! Saturdays #2-Haunted Coal Mine: The Museum of the Upside Down @ nanaimo museum
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kids Celebrate! Saturdays #2-Haunted Coal Mine: The Museum of the Upside Down @ nanaimo museum

Welcome, tricksters and treaters! Our coal mine has been turned into the Upside Down, inspired by the Netflix show, Stranger Things, and it’s your task to explore it, without getting too scared! You’ll encounter cobwebs and tree roots, slime and ShadowBeasts, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll run into a fearsome Demogorgon! All this and more before you escape through the portal back into the regular world. This is the second event in the Kids Celebrate! Saturdays series.

The Haunted Coal Mine runs on Saturday, October 27th :

10:00am-11:00am: Sensory Friendly hour! All the coal mine lights will be on, flashing lights will be off, music will be playing softly, and no jump scares. Perfect for children who may be sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights, and unexpected movements.
11:00am-12:30pm & 1:00pm-2:00pm: Haunted Museum of the Upside Down! We’re pulling out all the stops! Lights, sounds, and jump scares – just what you’re looking for in a Halloween haunt.
12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch break. Haunting’s hard work, y’all! Our staff will take a quick break and get right back to the Halloween fun!
The fun doesn’t end after you’ve escaped the Upside Down:

Take a Spooky Selfie in the Kids Celebrate! exhibit, and find out more about Halloween! Available 10am-5pm Saturday, October 27th.
Go on a Halloween Hunt, looking for all the Halloween and Stranger Things pictures hidden around the gallery to enter a draw! Available October 1st through October 31st. Draw on November 8th.
Costumed trick-or-treaters will receive a Halloween treat!
Haunted Coal Mine – Museum of the Upside Down is a family event and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note some children may find this event frightening. There may be flashing lights in use and the event will have dark spaces and jump scares. This program is free of charge.

Also happening on Saturday, October 27th: Halloween in the Old City Quarter! Visit their website for more details.