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Time travel couldn't be easier for you or your family. We offer year round, award-winning special events and productions.
Note: Schedule subject to change.

Check out our Community Calendar for more great events.

Mother's Day Tea

May 8, 2016
12:00 pm or 2:30 pm seating

Dads, have we got an idea for you!  Book early to bring your mom, and your children's mom to a luncheon out, just for them!  Pickering Museum Village's Redman House will be the tea room for this special day.  Every mother will receive a small token at her table.  Tickets are $25/person and must be purchased in advance.  Tickets available online at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop starting February 1.  View the 2016 menu.

Summer Solstice Suppers

June 11 and 18, 2016
6:30 pm

World-class humour is served up alongside a full course meal circa 1850 shared with an intimate group.  Reserve your place at the table starting February 1, cost per person is $60.  Tickets available online at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Teddy Bear Picnic

June 25, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Once upon a time at the Pickering Museum Village, there came a great adventurer.  The adventurer spent their whole day in the village, watching plays, stitching up teddy bears, and telling legendary tales of their adventures.  That adventurer could be you, if you come to this fun-filled day!  Bring your teddy bear and a picnic to join us for lunch.  Have a stuffed friend in need of repair?  Don't despair we have a teddy bear first aid station.  Backwoods Players presents St George & the Dragon free with admission.  General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Geocache Adventures

July 2, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Ever wonder what Geocaching is?  Know what Geocaching is and want a new challenge?  This History in Action Saturday is all about Geocaching!  General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Busy as Bees

July 9, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Experience the museum first hand, with a wide variety of hands-on activities.  Watch live demonstrations and then try it yourself.  Learn to weave, spin wool, and more.  Engage with local artists, and much more!  General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Theatre in the Open

July 16, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

It's Suffragette Saturday!  Backwoods Players brings to life, through a series of vignettes, the votes for women campaign in Canada.  Come out for this fun and entertaining day.   General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Chopped PMV

July 23, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

In this "episode" our cooks will get a basket with three items and they have to prepare a heritage recipe based on what they get.  Will it be our hearth cooks or the woodstove cooks who win this year?  Come taste your way around the village and watch our teams face the judges with their challenge creations.  General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Museum Minecraft

July 30, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  Join us for our live version of the computer game Minecraft.  Mine for resources throughout the village and craft your items to get through our levels.  To finish all levels of our game may take over 3 hours, so bring your lunch and spend the day!  General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Amazing Race

August 6, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Do you have what it takes to beat the race?  Take part in pioneer themed detours, roadblocks and fast forwards.  Compete as a team or challenge your friends and family to see who is the ultimate racer!  General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Passion for Fashion

August 13, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

We're all about threads this week.  We will have quilts on display, along with wool carding, dyeing and spinning demonstrations, sewing, knitting, needle arts and more!  Check out fashion through Pickering's history in the Rural Runway.  Join us to explore the world of fashion.  Dress up and photo booth for children. General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

Museum Minecraft

August 20, 2016
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  Join us for our live version of the computer game Minecraft.  Mine for resources throughout the village and craft your items to get through our levels.  To finish all levels of our game may take over 3 hours, so bring your lunch and spend the day!  General admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Don't want to wait in line?  Buy your admission in advance at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the museum village Gift Shop.

A Spirit Walk:  Call to Rebellion

September 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2016
various start times

Join Backwoods Players for this award-winning dramatic play of the events that led to the Rebellion of 1837 and how Pickering took part.  Tickets on sale February 1 and cost $20.  Tickets available online at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Hallowe'en Hijinks

Saturday October 29, 2016
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Capture the flavour of fall and celebrate Hallowe'en in our pioneer community with heritage food, crafts, and activities.  See the fortune teller and listen to ghost stories.  Hallowe'en fun for the family.  Special Event admission fees apply, free for Season Pass holders. Tickets available online at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop starting February 1.

Christmas in the Village, Winter in the Woods

Sunday December 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Visit with the inhabitants of the pioneer village as they share their holiday customs.  Enjoy Scottish Hogmanay, Welsh traditions, Victorian English Christmas celebrations, Squire Jonathan's Christmas Ball, and a walk in the woods to see how Pickering's first settlers struggled in the wilderness.   Backwoods Players presents the "Duffins Creek Sunday School Pageant" free with admission.  Special Event fees apply, free for Season Pass holders.  Tickets available online at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop starting February 1.