Spring break about families at museum

NANAIMO – A family friendly week of drop-in activities will take place at the Nanaimo Museum during spring break.

A family friendly week of drop-in activities will take place at the Nanaimo Museum during spring break (March 18-22 from 1-4 p.m.

The activities are designed for children ages 5-12 years to participate in, along with their parents, grandparents or caregivers.

“The activities were popular last year and over 400 people attended,” said Aimee Greenaway, program and volunteer coordinator. “The children had fun participating in the activities and the parents enjoyed spending quality family time at the museum.”

The activities are designed for children in elementary school but each day will have one activity suitable for preschool aged children.

Each afternoon has a different theme with related activities:  Monday’s theme is junior archaeology; Tuesday’s theme is coal miner; Wednesday is shipwrecked; Thursday’s theme is summer camp art; and the theme on Friday is Easter eggs.

The activities include hands-on activities and art projects.

Families may participate in activities on all five days or just attend the theme day of their choice.  Children must be supervised by a caregiver at all times during the activities.

Admission is by donation, including all spring break activities and a museum visit.

For more information, please call 250 753-1821, e-mail program@nanaimomuseum.ca or go to www.nanaimomuseum.ca.

Nanaimo Museum is in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.