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
03/06/2021 - 30/09/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lost From the Vault

Lost From the Vault

Lost From the Vault  A ‘From the Vault’ Mystery  Rarely-seen cultural belongings and artifacts have been pulled off their storage shelves for their time to shine in the From the Vault exhibit - but in all of the excitement, one...
Event Details
02/07/2021 - 06/09/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Triumph or Tragedy Tour

Triumph or Tragedy Tour

Join us on daily 1-hour Triumph or Tragedy downtown walking tours starting July 2nd! Choose your own adventure: Do you want to hear about Captain McDonald’s explosive decision, or about Josephine taking charge of the saloon? Decide with the group...
Event Details
01/08/2021 - 31/08/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lost From the Vault

Lost From the Vault

Head into the museum to try out Lost From the Vault! You will embark on a self-guided hunt to decode the clues, break the ciphers, and solve the mystery! Lost from the Vault is fun for people of all ages,...
Event Details
01/08/2021 - 06/09/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plants of Nanaimo

Plants of Nanaimo

Plants of Nanaimo Explore the plants of Nanaimo at the Nanaimo Museum! From July 2 - September 6, participate in our summer program, “Plants of Nanaimo”. Learn about western red cedar, bigleaf maple, and others with a museum educator, then search for plants hiding around...
Event Details
01/08/2021 - 15/08/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Triumph or Tragedy August 1-15

Triumph or Tragedy August 1-15

Join us on daily 1-hour Triumph or Tragedy downtown walking tours starting July 2nd! Choose your own adventure: Do you want to hear about Captain McDonald’s explosive decision, or about Josephine taking charge of the saloon? Decide with the group...
Event Details
16/08/2021 - 31/08/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Triumph or Tragedy August 16-31

Triumph or Tragedy August 16-31

Join us on daily 1-hour Triumph or Tragedy downtown walking tours starting July 2nd! Choose your own adventure: Do you want to hear about Captain McDonald’s explosive decision, or about Josephine taking charge of the saloon? Decide with the group...
Event Details
01/09/2021 - 06/09/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Triumph or Tragedy September 1-6

Triumph or Tragedy September 1-6

Join us on daily 1-hour Triumph or Tragedy downtown walking tours starting July 2nd! Choose your own adventure: Do you want to hear about Captain McDonald’s explosive decision, or about Josephine taking charge of the saloon? Decide with the group...
Event Details