Events & Exhibits

The Town of Penetanguishene offers a few different options when it comes to beaches for enjoying the warm weather. Rotary Champlain Wendat Park and Huronia Park all offer sandy beaches, great swimming areas along with other amenities including playgrounds, pavilions, washrooms and much more. Accessible by foot or by car these beaches are a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

2024 Events

Portraits of the Past Exhibit

  • Date: May 15 to June 15, 2024
  • New exhibit highlighting Portraits of Penetanguishene's Past
  • Admission by Donation ($)

Downtown Historical Walking Tours

  • Date: May 30, June 27, or July 25
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30PM
  • Take a walk downtown Penetanguishene and learn about the history of the homes and business'. Includes special guest appearances from costumed interpreters.
  • $7 per adult, children under 12 are FREE
  • Pre-registration is required.

Rotary Champlain Wendat Walking Tour

  • Date: May 2, June 13, July 11, or August 15
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30PM
  • Take a walk in the park with an experienced guide and learn about the Indigenous and Franco-Ontarian history in our area.
  • $7 per adult, children under 12 are FREE
  • $7 per person, children under 12 are FREE
  • Registration is required.

The Gifts of Georgian Bay: A Métis Celebration and Appreciation for the Waves & Earth art show

  • Date: June 21st to September 5th
  • Organized by the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Laura-Lee Bellehumeur Kearns, Professor at Saint Francis Xavier University and member of the Métis Nation of Ontario.
  • Due Dates for Submissions: June 15th, 17th and 18th, 2024

Canada Day at the Museum

  • Date: Monday, July 1st, 2024
  • Time: 11:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Music, BBQ, Inflatables, Face painting, Glitter tattoos, Characters, Photo Booth & More!
  • Hosted by the Friends of the Museum
  • Cupcakes and fire cannon at 2:00PM
  • FREE Admission

Family Fun Days

  • Date: July 2nd to September 2nd
  • Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Drop-in to the museum during summer for themed craft and activity each week
  • Adult Supervision required
  • Admission by donation ($)

Summer Kick-Off with Science North

  • Date: Tuesday, July 9th
  • Time: 3:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Interactive Exhibit from Science North on Imagineering
  • Sponsored by the Friends of the Museum
  • Free Admission

Make & Take Wednesdays

  • Dates: July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21
  • Time: 10:30AM to 12:00PM
  • Travel back in time and make and take a fun historical item and learn about the lives of the past.
  • Each week will be a different theme (soap, butter, paper, and candles).
  • Recommended for ages 5-12 years
  • Guardians are not required to attend.
  • $10 per child
  • Pre-registration is required.

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Penetanguishene Centennial
Museum & Archives

13 Burke Street,
Penetanguishene, ON
L9M 1C1
T: 705-549-2150
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