Events & Presentations

Here at the Nanaimo Museum, one of our specialties is events. What really makes Nanaimo Museum events so distinctive is our focus on the heritage and cultural aspects of our community. From exhibit openings and formal banquets to historical tours and multicultural celebrations, we strive to offer the best educational and entertaining programs, activities, and events.

One of the main benefits of our 16,000 sq.ft. facility is that we have more space and resources, and therefore more options in the kind of events we can host. From a handful to hundreds of people, we can now accommodate a much wider range of events from small birthday parties in the programming area to major gatherings in the gallery.

Check out the events we have happening this season below, or follow the links for details on our guided and family programming as well as our home-school, school and ESL offerings.



Want to host an event here?

Although the Nanaimo Museum organizes many of its own unique events, such as the opening receptions of major traveling exhibits, our Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and special cannon firing ceremonies at the Bastion, it is also here for other community groups and organizations to utilize.

Whether it’s for a conference delegate event, a news conference, a scholarly seminar, a corporate meeting, a wedding reception, or another special social gathering, the museum has facilities and services available for hire.

Date/Time Event
04/07/2018 - 29/08/2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Poetry & Protests : Drop-in kids' program

Tying in with the feature exhibit, A Call for Justice: Japanese Canadian Redress 1977-1988, Poetry and Protests highlights some important pieces of Japanese Canadian heritage and history through kids activities. Children can make a Sakura cherry blossom craft, put together...
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06/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Sea Salt & River Rocks: Drop-in kids' program

Vancouver Island is surrounded by the salty ocean and is cut through by rushing rivers. In Sea Salt and River Rocks, activities will get kids thinking about which animals live where, making a turtle craft, and even going “fishing”! Sea...
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28/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Beat - Sounds of Celebration Culture Days

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...
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