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Individual $8.00 + HST
Children (4-12) $4.00 + HST
Student $6.00 + HST
Senior $6.00 + HST
Archives $6.00 + HST
Children (3 & under) FREE

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Enjoy the many benefits of Membership. Not only will you receive FREE admission for a whole year, but so much more!

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre​

33 Victoria Street North (in the town of Saugeen Shores)
Southampton, ON Canada N0H 2L0
Toll Free: 1-866-318-8889 | Phone: 519-797-2080 | Fax 519-797-2191

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Spring Break
Family Fun Days

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Family Fun Days

April 12, 2021 

- April 16, 2021

Join us virtually this Spring Break!

Dreading Spring Break? Don’t worry, we have lots of ideas to keep your kiddos entertained with daily downloadable activities complete with paired movie suggestions! It will be fun for the whole family! Check out the list of activities below, plus join us on Facebook Live on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 3pm for special guest performances featuring magic, space, and birds of prey! 

Monday: Abracadabra Magic Day

3 PM Special Guest: The Great Steverino, ‘Traditional’ Magic Show

Be amazed by the Great Steverino’s sleight of hand illusions as well as his special talents in the art of mentalism! Steve’s combined magic and acting talents create shows that are polished, professional and always entertaining. Steve’s easy going style and relaxed sense of humour makes him an audience favourite who is called back to entertain year after year! Steve will join us virtually through livestream in the Bruce Power Theatre, but don’t worry there will be lots of time to ask him questions! Will he give away his secrets? Who knows!

Downloadable Activity – Magic tricks to amaze your friends

Movie Suggestion – Harry Potter

Tuesday: Paleolithic Playtime

Downloadable Activity – Create-a-Saurus Rex 

Movie suggestion – The Croods 2 

Wednesday: Outta this World       

3PM – Special guest, John Hlynialuk from the Bluewater Astronomical Society

with science experiment: Comets in the Kitchen!

How cool is an invisible, odourless, tasteless gas? About 78.5 degree BELOW Zero that’s how cool!  And in its solid form as dry ice, it has some very interesting properties. It can put out flames and make metal squeal. It can create floating bubbles full of fog. It can make smoke rings that shoot across the room and mess up your hair. Dr. Albert will demonstrate the neat properties of CO2 in this presentation and finish off by making a comet right before your eyes. It just doesn’t get any cooler than that!

Downloadable Activity – Space Lander Mission 

Movie suggestion – Home 

Thursday: Adventure Time

Downloadable Activity – Beginner’s Guide to Hiding Treasure 

Movie suggestion – Onward 

Friday: Fur, Fins, and Feathers

3PM – Special guest, Wild Ontario with Birds of Prey

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it IS a bird! Wild Ontario has many feathered friends, and they want to share their stories with you. Whether it’s the beautiful, yellow eyes of an owl or the bald, wrinkly head of a vulture that captures your imagination, you will be sure to have a memorable experience! You won’t even realize how much you’re learning!

 

Downloadable Activity – My very own Pet Fish 

Movie suggestion – The Secret Life of Pets II 

Special Guest Presenter Information:

The Great Steverino!

Steve has been performing magic professionally full time since 1997.

He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and CAEA and Equity, the two professional actor’s unions of Canada.

His combined magic and acting talents create shows that are polished, professional and always entertaining. Steve’s easy going style and relaxed sense of humour makes him an audience favourite who is called back to entertain year after year, for both his Adult Corporate Magician and Children’s Magician shows.

All of this coupled with excellent magic shows and sleight of hand illusions as well as his special talent for the art of mentalism makes Steve Baker’s shows sure fire hits for any audience, wherever they happen to be in Ontario: from Toronto to Tobermory or from Oakville to Orillia and anywhere in between!

John Hlynialuk

John Hlynialuk  is a retired high school teacher who taught science and math in both Bruce and Grey County high schools. He has been an avid stargazer since his teens when his interest in photography led him to take pictures of the starry sky, comets, the moon, northern lights and solar and lunar eclipses. Several of his photographs have been published in national astronomy magazines and he contributes columns on sky events and astronomical images to local publications.

John has been a member of the Bluewater Astronomical Society since it started and continues to work to promote knowledge of the wonders of the night sky. He and other members of the astronomy club provide astronomy programs for students and the general public at the ES Fox Observatory which has been bringing stargazing opportunities since May of 2011. The Fox Observatory is located at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre which has been declared a Dark Sky Preserve, one of only 17 in Canada.

Wild Ontario

Wild Ontario’s education programs aim to foster love and appreciation for Ontario’s incredible wildlife and wild spaces. They use live birds-of-prey to teach about science and help people make connections to nature. They discuss biology, ecology, ornithology, conservation and stewardship in a manner that everyone can understand and appreciate. They believe that learning should be fun above all else!

The passion and enthusiasm of their staff is infectious, and an encounter with their birds is unforgettable. Their unique stories spread the word about our impact on wildlife, and how to turn it from negative to positive. Whether it’s the beautiful, yellow eyes of an owl or the bald, wrinkly head of a vulture that captures your imagination, you will be sure to have a memorable experience! You won’t even realize how much you’re learning!

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