Teddy Bear Hospital Family Program on May 5, 2017
Bring your teddy bear or other special stuffed animal to the Museum of Health Care where trained “teddy doctors and nurses” will be on hand to examine and treat your toy's bumps, lumps, and bruises. Learn, laugh, and find out why doctors and hospitals aren't so scary after all! The event will include a story time and hands-on activities. Suitable for ages 0-6, with adult accompaniment.
Part of United Way's Success By Six Week.
Our Funny Bones Family Program on May 6, 2016
Dance, play, and create a special keepsake craft to explore your amazing, growing, funny body! Suitable for ages 0-6 with adult accompaniment. Free admission.
Part of United Way's Success By 6 Week.
Funny Bones Family Program on May 8, 2015
The Museum of Health Care is thrilled to once again participate in United Way’s “Success by 6 Week.” Sign up for this free education program and discover what your bones are made of and how they support your body. Move through an active story time inspired by animals and create your own animal themed take-home craft. Free admission. Recommended for ages 0-6 (with adult accompaniment).
Fun at the Dentist May 9, 2014 Family Program
Sing, smile, laugh, and show off your teeth at the Museum of Health Care during the United Way “Success By Six Week.” Through exciting experiments and games, learn the importance of oral health, explore the history of the toothbrush, and create your own take-home craft. Free admission. Recommended for ages 0-6 (with adult accompaniment).
Sense Explorers May 10, 2013 Family Program
On May 10, 2013, children aged 0-6 visited the Museum of Health Care to make sensory keepsakes, enjoy a special story time, and discover how fun exploring their senses can be! This Family Program was offered free of charge as part of United Way's Success By Six Week.
Photos & Highlights from The Skin You're In May 13, 2012 Exhibition Opening
On May 13, 2012, over 160 children and adults visited the Museum of Health Care for an afternoon of activities and family fun in celebration of the grand opening of our first Children's Gallery exhibition The Skin You're In. The event featured hands-on activities, snacks, a book corner, handprint art for Mother’s Day, and face painting. It was an opportunity for both children and adults to learn all about skin - the talented organ that covers you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes! Entry and activities were offered free of charge as part of United Way’s Success By 6 Week.
The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, is acknowledged.
Parks Canada Proud Supporter
The Museum of Health Care acknowledges with gratitude the many volunteers, staff, individuals, families, and organisations who have contributed to the creation and development of The Children's Gallery. Special thanks to: Dr. John Blakeman, Jenny Brown, Sheila Cornett, Meaghan Eckersley, Elizabeth Hugh, Meredith Lamptey, Kathy Karkut, Dr. James Low, Pamela Peacock, Kathryn Pankowski, Paul Robertson, Ehsan Roshani, Melissa Sit, Irina Skvortsova, Gjen Snider, Kyle Stepa, Catherine Toews, and Maureen Walton.
Here are some photos and highlights from our 2011 "May is Museum Month" Family Programs - Science Rendezvous (May 7/11), Funny Bone Friday (May 13/11) & LOUD DAY! (May 18/11).
On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Museum of Health Care was pleased to be a participating site in Kingston's first annual Science Rendezvous Day! Visitors of all ages had the chance to examine their fingertips, put their sense of touch to the test, say hello to our friendly bed bug and other "Beasties That Bite," and much more! Activities all about skin and teeth were available throughout the day.
Visit the Science Rendezvous 2011 official website for more details: http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/2011/queens-university/
Funny Bone Friday
On Friday, May 13, 2011, the Museum of Health Care planned a very special program for children ages 0-6 (and accompanying adults!) in celebration of United Way "Success by 6 Week." Participants enjoyed a lively storytime, took a look at some real bones, made a piece of handprint art, and did gentle & fun "frolics" based on the movements of animals!
May 18 from 10am to 6pm
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, we invited visitors of all ages to make some noise in celebration of International Museum Day and Kingston's first annual LOUD DAY! with a "Balloon BLAST Scavenger Hunt" at the Museum of Health Care! For one day only our galleries were filled with balloons. Visitors popped the balloons to obtain skill-testing questions, and then tracked down the answers within the Museum! While they were at it, participants enjoyed some other special sounds like the beat of their hearts or the tap of a hammer on their knees by testing out medical instruments such as stethoscopes and reflex hammers!
Popping balloons at the Balloon BLAST Scavenger Hunt: