Museum Mini Explorers
Every other Wednesday
Session 1: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Session 2: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join us for fun, creativity, friendship, education and adventure at this bi weekly program for toddlers and caregivers! See you soon! Register Here
October 4 - Attitude of Gratitude
We at the Simcoe County Museum are so thankful for all our Mini Explorers, and now we want to hear what YOU are thankful for. Dress for the weather and come out to Attitude of Gratitude to learn about the history of Thanksgiving and what being thankful really means!
October 18 - Happy Halloween
Come for a spook-tacular Halloween celebration with our Museum Mini Explorers! Join us on October 18 for crafts, games and songs that are too cute to spook. It will be a boo-tiful morning!
November 1 - Paws-itively Purrfect Pets
What is furry or scaly or living in water? It’s the pets that we all love so much. Join us for Museum Minis as we explore all things pets and go home with your very own homemade pet.
November 15 - Getting Ready for Winter
The wind is a little bit colder and the days are getting shorter. It is time to get ready for Winter. On November 15 come to the Simcoe County Museum to say good bye to autumn and hello to winter as we explore the Museum grounds and make a winter craft.
December 13 - Wonderful World of Toys
Teddy bears, spinning tops, and hot wheels, oh my! Bring your favourite toy and join us for our last Museum Minis of 2023. Discover toys from the past and make your own little friend to take home with you. This day is too cute to miss!
Saturday, October 14, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Simcoe County Museum and the Historical Construction Equipment Association (H.C.E.A) of Canada present Last Blast on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the Museum's most popular events, Last Blast brings to life vintage construction equipment, tractors, classic trucks, steam-powered rollers, shovels, road-building equipment, and much more with demonstrations for visitors of all ages.
Come out and watch Simcoe County artists print large woodblock prints. The printing blocks are too large for a conventional printing press so the museum's wood fired, steam powered roller will be used to make their impressions.
Visitors can stroll the Museum grounds, fuel up at our concession stand, or take a break and enjoy your own lunch at our covered picnic area.
Last Blast will be your last chance to catch the area's antique machines in action before the snow flies. Take advantage of the fall weather and make a pit stop at the Simcoe County Museum.
*Special Event admission rates apply
Night at the Boo-seum
October 25 - 27, 2023
6 - 8:30 p.m.
The Simcoe County Museum is thrilled to present "Night at the Boo-seum!" Get ready to embark on a delightfully spooky adventure for the whole family, tailored for children aged 3 to 12. From October 25 to 27, between 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM, immerse yourself in a world of Halloween enchantment. Rattle your bones with the pulse-pounding DJ ZomBEATz Monster Mash-up, challenge your wits to solve the mystery of our Not-So-Spooky Halloween Mystery Tours, and take a spine-tingling stroll through our delightfully eerie Boo-seum Exhibit. It's an evening of wickedly enchanting fun you won't want to miss!
Listen to beautiful music as it fills the galleries, sample unique seasonal treats, and discover what Christmas looked like over 100 years ago. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum.
See the winners of the Viewer's Choice quilted pieces from the fair.