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Children's Day Camps 

Our new calendar feature shows upcoming events including Open Houses, Special  Bell Homestead Cafe events as well as Children's Camps. Click to view the Bell Homestead Calendar

P. A. Day Pastimes 2016 - 2017

Catch A Falling Star - Friday November 18th 2016

Join us at the Bell Homestead as we get ready for the annual Leonids meteor shower.  We'll learn about the stars and make all kinds of stellar crafts and play some fascinating games.

Warm and Cozy- Monday January 23rd 2017

January can be cold, but the Bells' house is snug. Celebrate Burns Day with Scottish treats, make wooly crafts, and keep warm with our Highland games.

Rhymin' Time- Friday April 28th 2017

Alexander Graham Bell loved poetry.  He even wrote a lot of it when he was a kid.  Celebrate Poetry Month with us at the Bell Homestead!

What the Dickens? - Friday June 9th 2017

Charles Dickens, the Bell family's favourite author, died this day in 1870.  Learn more about this creative writer through drama, games, crafts and baking!

Ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required, $25 per child per day, $14.00 per half day (25% off for museum family members).  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children may be dropped off after 8:45 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:15 p.m.  No before- or after-care. Phone (519) 756-6220 or (519) 756-1500 to register!

March Break 2017

Alexander's Adventures - Drop In Activities - March 13th to March 17th

Alexander Graham Bell had many adventures in his long life.  He created inventions, travelled around the world, played music, taught deaf children, loved art, and experimented constantly.  Join Alexander on his adventures this March Break!   

  • Tuesday March 14th - Inventive Imagination
  • Wednesday March 15th - Sound Science
  • Thursday March 16th - Sweet Treats 
  • Friday March 17th - Talking Telephone 

Drop in sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00. $5.00 per child. No registration required.  Adults should accompany children. Phone (519) 756-6220 for more information!

Summer 2017

August Day Camps - World Explorers: August 21st to August 25th and August 28th to September 1st

Ages 5 to 11.  Alexander Graham Bell was involved with the National Geographic Society from its start in 1888.  He gave the Nation Geographic Magazine its mission to report on "the world and all that's in it."  The society and the magazine have been a part of everything from dinosaurs to the moon landings.  Join us at the Bell Homestead as we explore the world with National Geographic!

Week 1 (Aug. 22 - 26): Space Age, Green Earth, Dinosaur Dig, Highest Peaks, Desert Travels

Week 2 (Aug. 29 - Sept. 2): Birds in Flight, Pyramids & Parthenons, Deep Blue Sea, Castles & Knights, Slither Snakes

 Cost: $25 per day (25% discount for museum members). Call (519) 756-1500 or (519) 756-6220 to register.  Registration begins on April 18th, 2017.

P.A. Day Camps for the 2017-2018 school year to be announced in June 2017

Day camps are for children ages 5 to 11.  Pre-registration is required, $25 per child per day, $14.00 per half day (25% off for museum family members).  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children may be dropped off after 8:45 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:15 p.m.  No before- or after-care. Phone (519) 756-6220 or (519) 756-1500 to register!