Events & Presentations

OnBeat – Sounds of Celebration Culture Days

Date(s) - 28/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, join the Nanaimo Museum’s OnBeat Sounds of Celebration Culture Days, from 10am 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 OnBeat, “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 OnBeat 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!

Download the Bingo form here, or pick one up at the front desk. Bring your bingo card with at least 20/25 squares completed to the front desk on Friday, September 28th or Saturday, September 29th to win a prize and be entered into a draw for a Family Membership and a gift certificate to the Museum Gift Shop!

For more information about Culture Days, visit:

OnBeat - Sounds of Celebration Culture Days
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