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 multicutural 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 homeschool, 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
23/03/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Medieval Times

Thursday, March 23 1:00-3:00 Knights, queens, and dragons oh my! Children will get a chance to explore the medieval ages through crafts and activities. Try making a stained glass inspired sun catcher along with other fun activities. Spring break drop...
Event Details
24/03/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Discovery Day

Friday, March 24 10:00-5:00 Family Discovery Day is a day to explore the museum with your family. Self led activities are available all day. Pick up your discovery sheet at the front desk for a chance to earn a prize,...
Event Details
25/03/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Discovery Day

Saturday, March 25 10:00-5:00 Family Discovery Day is a day to explore the museum with your family. Self led activities are available all day. Pick up your discovery sheet at the front desk for a chance to earn a prize,...
Event Details
25/03/2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Shipwrecked Scavenger Hunt and Crafts

Saturday, March 25 12:30-2:30 Pirates have invaded the museum! Join us for an afternoon of drop in activities and crafts. Discover artifacts on a nautical scavenger hunt including items from a sunken ship, a sea monster and a real cannon! Try...
Event Details
27/03/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Discovery Day

Monday, March 27 10:00-5:00 Family Discovery Day is a day to explore the museum with your family. Self led activities are available all day. Pick up your discovery sheet at the front desk for a chance to earn a prize,...
Event Details
28/03/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Only in Nanaimo

Tuesday, March 28 1:00-3:00 Nanaimo has many things that make it special and one of a kind. Kids will design their very own mini bathtub boat and learn about Nanaimo through hands on activities and crafts. Only in Nanaimo is...
Event Details
29/03/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Night at the Museum

Wednesday, March 29 5:30-7:30pm Ever wanted to visit a museum at night? Now's your chance, visit us for Night at the Museum! Kids will have the opportunity to make some night time themed crafts, take a tour of the coal...
Event Details
30/03/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bugs Life

Thursday, March 30 1:00-3:00 Do creepy crawly things fascinate you? Bugs Life at the museum will give kids the chance to explore insects through fun crafts and hands on activities. They will even get to make their own flying insect...
Event Details
31/03/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Discovery Day

Friday, March 31 10:00-5:00 Family Discovery Day is a day to explore the museum with your family. Self led activities are available all day. Pick up your discovery sheet at the front desk for a chance to earn a prize,...
Event Details
01/04/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Discovery Day

Saturday, April 1 10:00-5:00 Family Discovery Day is a day to explore the museum with your family. Self led activities are available all day. Pick up your discovery sheet at the front desk for a chance to earn a prize,...
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