Tours, Activities & Demos

There's Lots to See and Do in Summer 2019

Scheduled Activities      Pop Up Activities      Demonstrations 

Scheduled Activities

Indigenous Learning House
Tuesday-Friday, 11am-2pm (May & June)
Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4pm (July & August)
Learn from Indigenous Educators about Coast Salish history and culture. 
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Chinese Decorative Arts
Fridays, 12-4pm (July & August)
Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association members use storytelling to lead hands-on activities and demonstrations in calligraphy, knotting, and paper folding.  

Burnaby Summer Theatre
Thursdays, 12 & 1:30pm (July & August 1)
Local theatre students create, produce and perform an original work. This year’s play is inspired by Italy’s Commedia Dell'Arte. Entitled A La Commedia, the show features masks, music, slapstick, and more!

Sundays, 11am-3pm
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11am-3pm (July & August)
Plant, pull, weed, and seed seasonal veggies in the market garden. 

School DaysIndigenous Activities
Sundays, 12-3pm
Experience life as a student in our one-room schoolhouse. 

Village Tour 
Tuesday-Friday, 2pm
Enjoy a free 45-minute guided tour. Topic changes daily. 

Butter Churning 
Saturdays, 12-3pm (May & June)
Here's your chance to churn and taste butter. 

Red Serge Days
Thursdays, 1-2pm (July & August)
Put yourself in the picture with our iconic RCMP in their Red Serge. 

School Yard Games
Saturdays, 12-4pm (July & August)
It's recess time at the one-room schoolhouse. Try out stilts, quoits, or hopscotch. 

Children's Games
Wednesdays, 12-4pm (July & August)
Our activity leader will be on site to lead children in snakes and ladders, tic tac toe, or horseshoes. 

Laundry Days
Wednesdays, 12-4pm (July & August)
Try out the old-fashioned washboard, a hand-cranked wringer, and a sock stretcher. 


Pop Up Activities

Pop Up Library
Saturdays, 11am-3pm (July)
Burnaby Public Library is at the Museum! Get a library card, sign up for Summer Reading Club and browse and borrow books for all ages.

Special activities on site throughout the season:

  • Turn on the French bean cutter
  • Smell freshly ground coffee
  • Be a Model-T apprentice mechanic 
  • Unpack Ruby's lunch at the schoolhouse 



Printing Press Demo
Saturdays, 11am-4:30pm
Watch staff demonstrate the platen press.

Quilting Demo
Saturdays, 12-4pm (May & June)
Watch Pacific Spirit Quilters' Guild members showcase their talents.

Steam Demo
Tuesdays, 11am-4:30pm (July & August)
Watch staff demonstrate historical steam equipment.