Peyton Kohls, centre, and Trinity Kohls of Langley ham it up while trying on outfits with Kaila Smalley, left, in the dress-up booth at Qualicum Beach Museum’s Kids’ Day in 2016. The kid’s day is back Saturday, Aug. 19. — File

Qualicum Beach Museum’s children’s day on Aug. 19

Kids to check out ancient bones to morse code

Kids will get hands-on with the past at Qualicum Beach Museum’s upcoming Children’s Museum Day event.

On Saturday, Aug. 19, the museum has various interactive activities for kids to try out, with a harvest pioneer, paleontology and communications theme this year.

In the communications theme, activities will include tapping out morse code, using a bike to power lightbulbs, and more, said Sarah Bate with the museum.

The museum’s paleontology curator, Graham Beard, will have fossil demonstrations and rubbings, as well as several activities.

In the harvest pioneer theme, the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners will be demonstrating their craft, while a washboard station will give kids an insight into another pioneer necessity.

There will also be craft activities, such as making whirligigs, which are “kind of like pioneer-times fidget spinners,” said Bate.

Pony rides from Tiger Lily Farms will be available, and NIWRA will hold an owl demonstration.

The event is free, and takes place Saturday, Aug. 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

Snacks and beverages will be provided, alongside live music from local jazz students Erin Plank and Lachlan Craven, as well as from folk singer Gerry Barnum.

For more info on the event and the museum, go to www.qbmuseum.ca/2017/08/childrens-museum-day/.

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