Programs

Looking for something to do?

We can help with that…

The Creston Museum provides a variety of activities for all ages…from young whippersnappers to very experienced whippersnappers who refuse to grow up!

Discover secrets of the town, get your hands dirty with some old fashioned life skills, or maybe even tour a local orchard and pick some fresh fruit!

Browse through the tabs to discover the adventures awaiting you!

Who doesn’t love a picnic?!

We invite you to join us on Saturday afternoons starting July 8 to enjoy our courtyard, complete with a beautiful lawn and a gazebo with picnic tables! Bring your basket lunch and soak in the history.

And the best part is there are several activity options to join in on (if you feel like it of course, this is a zero obligations afternoon!)

Each picnic afternoon we will be accompanied by a presenter…maybe sit back on your blanket and listen to a farmer telling of the early days, or get hands on after your sandwich and build a project!

Or, if you prefer, you can take a tour of the Museum, (with lots of activities throughout for children-folks!)

Want to find out more? Give us a shout!

250-428-9262

 

Who says you need a time machine to learn how the pioneers lived? We’ve got you covered!

Go back to 1927 in our historic century old schoolhouse and learn like the children who grew up in the early valley. Or head over to the Pioneer Homestead to test your pioneer life skills; try your hand at laundry (the elbow grease way), perhaps make a small article of clothing, or even leave with a tasty snack of your own making!

Tuesday & Saturday afternoons, 2:00 PM, July 5-August 27 (except August 13)
The activity changes every week – check out our events calendar for details on what you can do this week
Admission ranges from $5 to $10 per person / parent-and-child pair, depending on the activity.

Did you know the Creston Museum offers Birthday Parties?!

For ALL AGES!!

Children’s Parties: 

Let loose in our beautiful courtyard while enjoying a series of Pioneer themed lawn games and activities.

Bring your cake, snacks & decorations and have fun with our staff!

$50 for up to 10 children

($5 per extra child)

Available from 1-4 hours

Grownups Parties/Events:

The patio overlooking our beautiful courtyard is available to rent for your functions; capable of seating up to 52 people, with a canopy to shade from the sun, as well as a gazebo available for up to 24.

Bring your decorations, food, and any liquor licences/servers you may require.

$50 for up to 4 hours, $15 per hour for each hour after that

Carr Building Rental:

The Carr Building, our Multi-Purpose out-building, features a large open layout able to seat ~40, with a full kitchen,washroom, and power outlets. Non-damaging decorations (ie. no nails/tacks) are welcome.

Available for: Parties, Meetings, Workshops, Small reunions

$25 per half day/evening

$50 Full Day

The Creston Museum loves nothing more than to integrate learning with fun!

We offer many interactive and immersive programs for students from Kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12.

We are more than happy to tailor your Museum experience to topics being covered or age groups!

Ask us about our curriculum based archive resources and exhibit lessons

(*New* for 2016 curriculum changes)

Time: ~45min

Classes are divided up into smaller groups for maximum learning to fun ratio!

We’ll explore the foundation of a Castle, take a look at why fruit trees and farms are so important to the valley, check out the model trains, and even do some learning in a school house over a century old!

(and this is just the start!)

Students also do a scavenger hunt, matching ancestor objects with modern objects.

This tour is adaptable to any age, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

We love to play just as much as the next person!

Each of our games and activities are crafted to be active, engaging, and educational…and of course fun! Led by our awesome and knowledgeable summer staff, students will have a blast and leave with some newly acquired smarts!

Some of the games offered include:

-Scavenger Hunts

-‘Game of Life’ style Orchard and Local Industry interactive & board games

-Large 3-D cabin puzzle made out of pool noodles

-Harrow rigged up for timed partner races

We accomodate all ages, or if you have a particular topic you are covering we would love to work with you to get your class moving and learning!

Who needs a clunky ol’ time machine to explore and learn about the past?

The Museum has you covered!

Students will experience some of the daily routines and necessities it took to make it in the Creston Valley in the early 1900’s, from mundane house chores to animal husbandry & carpentry…and just maybe, get to make a delicious treat at the end!

Time varies based on number of students and topics covered. Please contact us to set up your Pioneer Lessons!

Go back to 1927 in our historic one room School House.

Be prepared for health drill! (are those fingernails really clean?)

We can cover various English lessons, Geography, Social Studies (can you match names to all the Prime Ministers portraits?), and even compare and contrast school nearly a century ago to today’s modern learning.

Various packages available for either the school house or in your own classroom. Give us a shout for more information and details!