Historic Places Day at the Museum: STEAM Expo
Enjoy FREE admission to the Huron County Museum for National Historic Places Day! Enjoy hands on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning interactives with visiting STEAM experts at the Huron County Museum!
Fun for kids of all ages!
Visiting STEAM experts include:
Avon Maitland District School Board
Participants will be learning to combine pulley and gear systems as they build and race their electric cars. The goal will be for each child to build a car that goes both fast and straight.
Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Alexander Graham Bell & 100th Anniversary of the Silver Dart, kite making with tetrahedral cells; the roles of Baddeck women in this historic event.
Hands on circuits, a few vintage transistor circuits and a Morse code challenge with a basic circuit.
Huron County Library Maker Technology
Kano computers, cubelets, Keva Planks and the QB Maze.
Ingenium: Canada Science and Technology Museum
Visit the temporary travelling exhibit Iron Willed: Women in STEM and take part in fun activities for the whole family.
St. Thomas STEAM Centre
Display of curious 3D printed, laser cut and CNC carved items to present. 3D scanner and TV for the chance to see a 3D avatar of yourself. Huge, medium and tiny tiny tiny vortex cannons – with the opportunity to make your own tiny tiny tiny one.
University of Waterloo: Earth Science Museum
Our Minerals in Your Materials. Explore your stuff, how it’s made and where it’s materials come from! Staff from the University of Waterloo’s Earth Sciences Museum will provide mineral specimens to touch and feel and point out what minerals are in your materials and where they come from in Canada.
National Trust for Canada Selfie Contest!
What would you do with $1000?
The National Trust for Canada is giving away $2000 in support of Canada’s Historic Places Day.
On July 6th, Canada’s Historic Places Day, take a selfie in front of your favourite historic site. Tag it with #historicplacesday the site’s location, and tag & follow @nationaltrustca. You will be entered in a random draw to win $1000 each for yourself and your historic site of choice!
Also up for grabs: VIA Rail travel vouchers, National Geographic travel guides, magazine subscriptions and more. No purchase necessary. Post your photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. In posting, you give the National Trust for Canada permission to use your content in promotional material (social media, website, print, etc).
With more than $4,000 of prizes available total, there’s never been a better time to support Canada’s historic places!