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.

Crafternoons are returning for 2019! We’re currently looking for makers, artists, and knowledge keepers to teach a craft, skill, or other participatory cultural practice in Crafternoons sessions. Please visit the Crafternoons 2019 page to learn more. For hopeful participants, Crafternoon offerings should start appearing in our calendar below as early as March 2019.

 

 

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
15/06/2020 - 07/09/2020
12:00 am

COVID-19 Reopening

STAYING SAFE, TOGETHER The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority.  As we re-open the Nanaimo Museum to the public, we ask you to work together with us to keep the museum a safe space for yourself and...
Event Details
12/08/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bubble Buddies - August 12

Bubble Buddies Program - August 12 The Nanaimo Museum is excited to offer a new in-depth museum visitor experience - the Bubble Buddies program. You will be met by one of our staff members and accompanied throughout your visit for...
Event Details
12/08/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Self-Guided Visits - August 12

Self-Guided Visits - August 12 Visit the museum gallery by signing up for predetermined time slots! You can register here for free, timed admission, self-guided visits. Here are the details: Self guided visits are available 1:00pm - 4:00pm from July...
Event Details
13/08/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bubble Buddies - August 13

Bubble Buddies Program - August 13 The Nanaimo Museum is excited to offer a new in-depth museum visitor experience - the Bubble Buddies program. You will be met by one of our staff members and accompanied throughout your visit for...
Event Details
13/08/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Self-Guided Visits - August 13

Self-Guided Visits - August 13 Visit the museum gallery by signing up for predetermined time slots! You can register here for free, timed admission, self-guided visits. Here are the details: Self guided visits are available 1:00pm - 4:00pm from July...
Event Details
14/08/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bubble Buddies - August 14

Bubble Buddies Program - August 14 The Nanaimo Museum is excited to offer a new in-depth museum visitor experience - the Bubble Buddies program. You will be met by one of our staff members and accompanied throughout your visit for...
Event Details
14/08/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Self-Guided Visits - August 14

Self-Guided Visits - August 14 Visit the museum gallery by signing up for predetermined time slots! You can register here for free, timed admission, self-guided visits. Here are the details: Self guided visits are available 1:00pm - 4:00pm from July...
Event Details
15/08/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bubble Buddies - August 15

Bubble Buddies Program - August 15 The Nanaimo Museum is excited to offer a new in-depth museum visitor experience - the Bubble Buddies program. You will be met by one of our staff members and accompanied throughout your visit for...
Event Details
15/08/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Self-Guided Visits - August 15

Self-Guided Visits - August 15 Visit the museum gallery by signing up for predetermined time slots! You can register here for free, timed admission, self-guided visits. Here are the details: Self guided visits are available 1:00pm - 4:00pm from July...
Event Details
16/08/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bubble Buddies - August 16

Bubble Buddies Program - August 16 The Nanaimo Museum is excited to offer a new in-depth museum visitor experience - the Bubble Buddies program. You will be met by one of our staff members and accompanied throughout your visit for...
Event Details
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