Take a trip through time at Children’s Museum Day in Qualicum Beach

Free event teaches children about pioneer life, arts and crafts

The Qualicum Beach Museum is hosting its annual Children’s Museum Day on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The event promises a host of interactive activities, including face painting, origami, headband making, story-time, dress up, pony rides, a pioneer washboard demonstration, shake splitting and more.

Netanja Waddell with the Qualicum Beach Museum says the event is a hit every year, and usually draws between 200-300 people.

“It’s a fun day, and parents are always so impressed and happy about how it takes place. There’s no computers involved, there’s no electronics, it’s just a day of old-fashioned fun,” said Waddell.

The event is geared towards elementary-aged children, but all are welcome to come and enjoy what the museum offers.

Many of the activities are a throwback to yesteryear, which Waddell says is a great opportunity for children to learn about the past.

“It’s an opportunity for discovering things that are not normally part of their everyday life,” said Waddell.

The Qualicum Beach Spinners and Weavers Guild will be onsite offering a loom demonstration, and the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre will be bringing a bird (in past years it has been an owl).

The event is free, and runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Museum on 587 Beach Road.

Cookies and lemonade will also be available for children.

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