Activities

Family Fire Smart Saturday

Saturday, September 8 | 11:00 – 3:00 pm | Course # 290239

Drop by the museum for fun and informative activities throughout the day on Saturday for the whole family. We'll learn more about fire, explore safety tips, and check out the current exhibit, Ruin & Renewal.

More information about the day activities will be avaliable closer to September!

Course # 290239

Mini Tours

Saturday, September 1 | Course # 289732 and 289733

Saturday, October 6 | Course # 289735 and 289736

Saturday, November 3 | Course # 289749 and 289750

Saturday, December 1 | Course # 289751 and 28752

11:00 am - 11:30 am + 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

All Ages.

Join us for mini exploration of the museum – it might be a look at the temporary exhibit, a new artifact or an old favourite, a fun theme or treasures from the archives. Drop in and learn something new!

Free with admission.

Culture Days

Culture Days is coming to the KMA on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29! Enjoy free admission and two days full of activities. Learn more about Culture Days and other events happening in the community at https://culturedays.ca/en. 

Lunch and Learn Mini Lecture: Benjamin Baltzly, Photographer | Friday, September 28 | 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

Bring your brown bag and join us in the program room to see some amazing photographs and hear about Baltzly’s amazing journey through British Columbia in 1871.

Charcoal Leaf Rubbing | Friday, September 28 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us as we make easy art pieces and rubbings with this dry, black medium. Family fun guaranteed!    

Collage postcards | Saturday, September 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Using illustrations from old books and your imagination create a collaged postcard to send to friends and family. Snail mail the artsy way!

We'll be working in the Program Room, just behind the Learning Centre in the museum! All supplies provided.

Highlight Tour | Saturday, September 29 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and explore the stories behind some of our favourite artifacts. This tour will look at small and large artifacts- from a fur trade cabin to a photograph from 1871 - delving deeper into the history of Kamloops.

Saturdays on Seymour - Cityscape | Saturday, September 29 | Drop in from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our new Saturdays on Seymour are launching during Culture Days weekend! Help us make a Kamloops cityscape by making a house for our collaborative project.

We'll bring the supplies, you bring the creativity! Colour, cut, glue, paint until you have the perfect Kamloops building.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND:

Archives IDentification Clinic | Friday, September 28,  9:30 – 12:00 and Saturday September 29, 9:30 – 12:00, 1:00 – 4:00

Drop by the Archives ID Clinic on Friday and Saturday and help us put names to some of our unidentified people from our photograph collection. Share your knowledge of your community for future generations!

“That’s What She Said”

Help us get ready for Women's History Month in October and our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on October 13 by giving some suggestions of important local women's histories to put on Wikipedia. We also want to hear stories about women that inspire you!

This pop-up interactive display will be in the galleries and admission is free for Culture Days weekend!

Writing on the Wall

We’re pulling some mystery artifacts out from the vaults! Stretch your imagination by creating your own label for the objects – What is it? What is it made out of? Did it belong to local outlaws or was it an attempt to build a better mouse trap? You tell us!

This is a drop-in activity happening in the gallery space and admission is free for Culture Days!

Saturdays on Seymour

Saturday, September 29 | Course # 289734

Saturday, October 27 | Course #289746

Saturday, November 24 | Course # 289747

Saturday, December 22 | Course # 289748

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our new Saturdays on Seymour are launching during Culture Days weekend in September! Drop into the museum on Saturday afternoons for easy arts and crafts for the family. All supplies provided.

Free with admission

Women’s History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday, October 13, 2018

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In honour of Women’s History Month, drop by the museum to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia. Hosted in partnership with the TRU Library, we’ll chat a little but about the format, how to edit pages, and add some important local names. No prior experience editing Wikipedia necessary!

Words Alive Kamloops at the KMA

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 11:00 – 3:00 pm

This first annual all ages Community Day event is part of the Words Alive Kamloops Festival hosted by the Kamloops Society for the Written Arts in partnership with Kamloops Museum and Archives. Registration is suggested but not required. We will make space for all.

 

Stories of the Secwepemc | 11:00 am

Gather in our third floor lounge as local story-tellers breathe life into traditional and new stories of the Secwepemc Nation.

Artifact 2.0 | 1:00 pm

Put your spin on the history of a local artifact or archival photo with the guidance of a non-fiction author. Your writing may be the launchpad for a fantastical story or poem.

Haiku and Beyond | 2:00 pm

Learn from a local poet about Haiku and other forms of poetry deeply rooted in the history of Japan. Then roll up your sleeves and let the ink flow.

Halloween Hunt at the KMA

October 30 – November 3, 2018 | Opening hours, 9:30 – 4:00

Drop in during the week of Halloween to find the ghosts and ghouls hidden throughout the museum. Find them all in this family friendly scavenger hunt and you’ll get a Halloween treat!

Free with admission.

The End of the Great War / Cenotaph Tour, 1918 - 2018

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:00 pm

On the occation of the centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War (1914-1918), please join the KMA in a signature tour of the Kamloops Cenotaph and explore the rich history of our local cenotaph.

This tour will be held at Memorial Hill Park at 174-300 Battle St.

Course Number 290932 | Free Family Event

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