Featured Exhibits

Kids Celebrate!

September 12 – November 24

Everyone loves a special occasion — be it India’s Diwali, the New Year in China, the Jewish celebration Hanukkah, Toonik Tyme in Iqaluit or Canada Day.  The Nanaimo Museum’s fall feature exhibit, Kids Celebrate!, is a travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History.

Kids Celebrate! invites children ages 5 to 12 to learn about the many celebrations that are practiced in their own communities.  “The hands-on activities provide a great opportunity for generations of families to visit the museum together,” says Aimee Greenaway, Curator at the Nanaimo Museum.  “The exhibit is designed to engage curious young visitors.”

The exhibition is divided into four zones, each evoking a different season, family and community setting. Children can learn more about the many celebrations that Canadians enjoy throughout the year – from food, music, decorations and games, to the values of giving, sharing and hope for the future.


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