Ticketed Programs

Escape the Cabin 12+ (Escape Room)

The year is 1837. The Upper Canada Rebellion has failed, and you and your rebel comrades are on the run from the local authorities. Remember – treason is a hanging crime these days. Thankfully, just as the militia are catching up, Mr. Smith offers you refuge in his cabin. What seems like a blessing at first quickly turns into a nightmare – once inside the cabin, you notice with dread that you have been tricked and locked inside. You and your group must escape the cabin and regain your freedom before Mr. Smith returns with the militia, and you go from rebels to prisoners. Good luck – your life may depend on it. 60 min. $85 + tax/ group up to 6 people

 

Fridays (July, August) at 2 pm and 5:30 pm

 

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Bootlegger's Escape 12+ (Escape Room)

Rumour has it that an illegal speakeasy is operating at the Brougham Hotel. Assemble your detective team to see if you can uncover the bootlegger’s secrets and find the hidden moonshine before times runs out. This 60 minute escape room will transport you back in time to the prohibition era - perfect for families, couples and friends!  

Please note the escape room can accommodate groups up to 6 guests. The difficulty level is dependent on the group size. The price for this program is per time slot. $85 + tax/ group up to 6 people

 

Wednesdays (July, August) at 2 pm and 5:30 pm

 

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Escape the Outbreak: Cholera Catastrophe 12+ (Escape Room)

In the summer of 1854, a deadly cholera epidemic swept through Canada, leaving behind a trail of devastation. In this immersive 60-minute escape room, players will be transported back in time and will be tasked with the most important role of all: finding a cure. $85 + tax/ group up to 6 people

 

Thursdays (July, August) at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Saturdays (June - August) at 1 pm and 3:30 pm

 

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (October) at 5:15 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:30 pm

 

 

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Ice Cream Social 5+

People of all ages will flip their lid for this ice cream bonanza! Step into the PMV diner for this 1950s-inspired program, where you will learn how to create your very own handmade ice cream. As if that isn’t nifty enough – check out our sundae bar to jazz up your delicious creation. Don’t forget to explore the Museum’s buildings and exhibits afterwards.  

Each session is 60 minutes long. One ticket is required for each person attending (not required for infants)Please note, this is not a drop off program. $15.50 + tax/person

 

Thursdays (July, August) at 12 pm and 2:30 pm

Fridays (July - August) at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Saturdays (July - August) at 12 pm and 2:30 pm

 

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Little Sprouts 3 - 7 years

Explore PMV’s garden spaces in this interactive program. All about the magic of plants, this program will have you and your little ones engaging in all sorts of engaging outdoor activities. Expect to go home with dirty hands (and maybe a newfound green thumb)! $15.50/child

This is not a drop-off program, parent supervision is required. Program fee includes one parent or guardian. Additional adults will be required pay general admission to enter the museum.

 

Wednesdays (July - August) at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

Sundays (July - August) at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

 

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Junior Blacksmith 7 - 13 years 

Become an apprentice blacksmith in this exciting heritage program, where you will create your very own metal dinner triangle to take home. Learn the tips and tricks of the trade, all while learning about the history of our community. Perfect for kids, this program is creative, hands-on and most importantly, fun! Afterwards, explore all the interactive exhibits in the new Greenwood Blacksmith Shop. Fasten on a carriage wheel, try your hand at the bellows, and more. Program is 60 minutes in length. $15.50/child 

This is not a drop-off program, parent supervision is required. Additional adults will be required pay general admission to enter the museum.

  

Wednesday (July - August) at 12:15 pm and 2 pm

Saturdays (July - August) at 12 pm and 2 pm

 

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PMV Kidz Club! 6 - 12 years 

While the parents are away, the kids will play! This day-camp style program includes games, a craft, outdoor play, snack time, and a chance to explore the Museum.  Choose from one of three exciting themes: Heritage Heyday, Super Science, or Fantastic Fairy Tales. Everyone will love this interactive, playful program that gives both kids and parents a break! 

 $28/child/ 4 hour program

This is a drop-off program. Cost is per child. Please advise our booking coordinator if your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies. 

Sundays (July - August) at 11 am to 3 pm

 

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Kids Create! 6 - 12 years 

Bring out your artistic side in this engaging craft program where all participants will walk away with their very own unique creation! Enjoy a new project every week – there is something for everyone! $15.50/child. 

This is not a drop-off program, parent supervision is required. Program fee includes one parent or guardian. Additional adults will be required pay general admission to enter the museum.

  

Thursdays (July, August) at 11:45 am and 2:45 pm
Fridays (July, August) at 11:45 am and 2:45 pm

 

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Family Fun Fridays 4+  

Join us at the Museum for a night of family fun! Complete with games and activities that the whole family will love - this program is the perfect night out! 

$35.50/group up to 4 people 

 

Nature Night on Friday, August 2 at 6:30pm

Harvest Heyday on Friday, September 6 at 6:30pm

 Roarin' Race! 8+

Adventure your way through each year of the roaring’ 20’s! Through a series of interactive games, puzzles and challenges, your group will explore the Museum in a brand-new way. Perfect for family fun, this program is the bees knees!  

$85/group up to 6 people

 

Wednesdays (July, August) at 12:30 pm and 3 pm 

Saturdays (July - August) at 11:30 am and 2:15 pm

 

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Race to Rebel 8+

In this active and adventurous program, participants will have to think quickly on their feet as they go through a day in the life of1837 Pickering. The idea of rebellion is thick in the air, and you will have to decide where you stand. Rebel? Loyalist? Neutral? Find your own place in history in this interactive, village-wide program that will put all your skills to the test! 

$85/group up to 6 people

 

Fridays (July, August) at 1pm and 3:15 pm 

Sundays (July, August) at 1 pm and 3:15 pm

 

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PMV Paints 12+

Bring out your artistic side in this hands-on art program, hosted in one of our beautiful historic buildings. Led step-by-step by a painting pro, you will walk away with your very own work of art! Perfect for date night, girls night (or just an excuse to treat yourself)! $32/person/ 2hr program

     

Friday, September 13 at 6:30 pm

Friday, November 8 at 6:30 pm

 

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Beginner Felting 16+

Spinning wool and needlework were everyday skills in the log home. Come out to learn the tricks and artistry of felting in this one-day workshop. You’ll felt a picture to take home

$95 + tax/person

 

Saturday July 13th at 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday July 14th at 10 am to 4 pm

 

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Pickering Paranormal Tour 12+

Join us at Pickering’s picturesque waterfront, where not everything is as it seems. Led by a PMV guide, guests will step back in time to explore the darker side of Pickering’s past. Hear tales of infamous criminals, supernatural occurrences, aneven explore a historic local cemetery by lantern-light. Warning - not for the faint of heart! $23.50 + tax/person

 

Thursdays (July, August) at 9:15 pm

 

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Blacksmith Jewelry Making Workshop 

Turn something old into something new and beautiful in this creative, hands-on heritage skills program. Create your very own hand-made piece of metal jewelry and learn about the lives and jobs of blacksmiths and metal workers. You may even create the perfect holiday gift for that special someone! $35.50 + tax/person

 

Saturday November 2 at 10 am to 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Sunday November 3 at 10 am to 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 

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Woodworker's Apprentice Workshop - Charcuterie Board 16+

Join our Museum Interpreter in the woodshop to make your own charcuterie board. Learn the basic skills of woodworking, from selecting your piece of wood to sanding, wood burning, and finishing your charcuterie board for use in your kitchen (or as a gift). Along with your charcuterie board you'll take home new skills and memories!


$71 + tax/person

 

Saturday August 3 at 1 pm to 4 pm

Sunday August 4 at 1 to 4 pm

 

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Woodworker's Apprentice Workshop - Sign making 16+

Join our Museum Interpreter in the paint shop to make a rustic front door sign for your homeLearn the basic skills of woodworking and stenciling, from selecting your piece of wood to sanding, stenciling and sealing your sign.  
$71 + tax/person

 

Saturday July 20 and August 17 at 1 pm to 4 pm

Sunday July 21 and August 18 at 1 to 4 pm

 

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NEW! Museum2U Seniors Programs

Glad Rags & Giggle Juice 

Step into the Roaring 1920s with us! Despite voting itself dry for decades, Pickering was anything but dry in the era of Prohibition! You provide the tea (it’s prohibition, after all) and the meeting space. We’ll supply the artifacts, and the straight goods on bootlegging in this new Tea & Talk outreach program.

 

Museum2Seniors Programs are $175/per group up to 25 people.

To book, email pmvbookings@pickering.ca or call 905.683.8401.


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Fairy Lore, Enchanted Doors

Travel the world through fairies and fairy culture in this enchanting program. Our Museum Interpreter with share stories of wee folk from many countries, along with inspiring images of fairy houses, doors and windows crafted by museum volunteers. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own enchanted entryway!

 

Museum2Seniors Programs are $175/per group up to 25 people.

To book, email pmvbookings@pickering.ca or call 905.683.8401.

 

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NEW! Do You Remember? 

We’ll bring a selection of mystery artifacts for folks to identify and to stimulate memories and conversation in this story-sharing programChoose from a variety of themes available: Chores, What’s for Dinner, On the Farm, and Leisure Time

 

Museum2Seniors Programs are $175/per group up to 25 people.

To book, email pmvbookings@pickering.ca or call 905.683.8401.

 

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Refund Policy

Pickering Museum Village Registration Rules & Regulations

A full refund will be issued if the City of Pickering cancels the program. The City reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration. Withdrawals and transfers completed through the customer portal on ActiveNet do not incur administration fees. Instructions to withdraw or transfer online are listed below. Withdrawals, transfers, and refunds for ticketed programs are granted when participants meet the criteria outlined in the Pickering Museum Village Registration Policy.

 

Withdrawing or transferring from a registered program - Online Eligibility

  • Must be 48 hours before the program start date.

 

Withdrawing or transferring from a registered or ticketed program**

  • Participants can withdraw or transfer through the customer portal online at pickering.ca/activenet up to 48 hours before the start date of programs for full refund/transfer with no administration fee.
  • Participants can withdraw/transfer from the program(s) within 48 hours of the start date for medical reasons with doctor's note only. An administration fee will be applied.
  • Once the 48 hour online withdraw/transfer window is closed, museum program requests for refunds/transfers must be done using the withdraw/transfer form.
  • The form can be filled out online, or a PDF copy can be requested from the Museum Booking Coordinator at museum@pickering.ca. If submitted after business hours, forms will be processed the next business day.
  • Refunds are calculated on a pro-rated basis, based on the date the written request is received and are subject to an administration fee.
  • Refunds will not be issued once a museum program starts unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.•Refunds will not be rewarded for COVID, unless medically supported.
  • Missed programs will not be made up or refunded.
  • **Registered or ticketed program - public program, workshop or event

 

Administration Fees

  • If a client withdraws from a program with museum staff within the 48-hourwindow, an $11.50* administration fee will apply.
  • Debit and cheque registrations will not be refunded to the ActiveNet account.
  • Cheque refunds are available upon request and take approximately 4 - 6 weeksto reach you by mail.
  • *HST will be added to applicable programs.

 

Instructions to withdraw from a program online (up to 48 hours before program start)

  1. From a desktop, laptop, or full site view from a mobile device – Log into your ActiveNet account at pickering.ca/active
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Open Payment and Management Order
  4. Click on Transaction and Payment History
  5. Scroll to the correct activity and click on withdraw.
  6. In the pop up Withdraw Details window click on the (down arrow) beside the word Account to select for credit card if used for the transaction
  7. Click on the green Withdraw button.
  8. Click on the green Finish button.
  9. You should now see the confirmation screen that shows your receipt and indicates that the withdraw transaction is complete.

 

Instructions to transfer from a program online (up to 48 hours before program start)

  1. From a desktop, laptop, or full site view from a mobile device – Log into your activenet account at pickering.ca/active
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Open Payment and Management Order
  4. Click on Transaction and Payment History
  5. Scroll to the correct activity and click on transfer.
  6. Search for a new activity and click on green Transfer button.
  7. Choose participant and add to Cart
  8. Finish the transaction
  9. You should now see the confirmation screen that shows your receipt and indicates that the transaction is complete.

 

For assistance please call 905.683.8401.  Phones are answered Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and during evening or weekend programs.

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