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
27/11/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Self-Guided Visits - November 27

Self-Guided Visits - November 27 Visit the museum gallery by signing up for predetermined time slots! You can register here for by donation, timed admission, self-guided visits. Here are the details: Self guided visits are available at 11:00am and from...
Event Details
28/11/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bubble Buddies - November 28

Bubble Buddies Program - November 28 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
28/11/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Self-Guided Visits - November 28

Self-Guided Visits - November 28 Visit the museum gallery by signing up for predetermined time slots! You can register here for by donation, timed admission, self-guided visits. Here are the details: Self guided visits are available at 11:00am and from...
Event Details
02/12/2020
11:00 am - 11:30 am

VIRTUAL Snuneymuxw Traditional Life - Dec 2

Virtual Snuneymuxw Traditional Life Homeschool and Distance Learning Session   December 2, 2020 @ 11:00am Join other home learners in our community for a special session of our new Virtual Snuneymuxw Traditional Life program! Sign up below for only $8 per household to find out about canoe-making, the importance of the...
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