Calendar of Events & Activities

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Teddy Bear Hospital, May 5, 2017

"Success By 6" Family Program for ages 0-6

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. Free admission. Pre-registration required (spaces are limited).

Location: Museum of Health Care, Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site (32 George Street)
Date & Times: Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am OR 2:00-3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration required: Please call (613) 548-2419, email [email protected], or book online.

Visit the United Way Success By 6 website for more details about this initiative:


Science Rendezvous Kingston, May 13, 2017

Learn about germs and the spread of disease, then take a look at your hands in our special black light box to discover how clean they really are! Look for the Museum of Health Care's interactive booth at this year's Science Rendezvous Kingston.

Location: Rogers K Rock Centre, 1 Tragically Hip Way, Kingston
Date & Time: Drop in Saturday, May 13, 2017 between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

For more information please visit the Science Rendezvous Kingston website.


First Capital Day, June 15, 2017

At City Park: Encounter the fascinating world of health care history. The Museum of Health Care's interactive booth will feature a hands-on display of medical artefacts and activities. Pop by for a chance to test out your reflexes using a reflex hammer, listen to your heart beating using a stethoscope, examine real human bones, and learn some amazing facts about the history of health care in Kingston!

At the Museum of Health Care (32 George Street, just steps away from City Park): We will be open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Explore this fascinating museum and National Historic Site to learn about the history of health care in Canada, or pick up “The Astonishing Past of the Kingston General Hospital” pamphlets embark on a self-guided walking tour. This outdoor walking tour takes about 60 minutes and explores the grounds and historic buildings of KGH. For information call 613-548-2419 or email [email protected]

Location: City Park AND the Museum of Health Care
Date:  Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: Free

For more First Capital Day information & teacher resources, visit the City of Kingston's First Capital Day webpage.


Doors Open Kingston, June 17, 2017

The imposing, beaux arts-style Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site was a student nurses' residence from 1904-1969. It now houses the Museum of Health Care and its extensive collection of artefacts. Historical re-enactment, gallery and behind-the-scenes tours will tell the history of health care in Canada. Drop in to the Museum for free activities for all ages.

Free features offered:

  • Tours of the Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum of Health Care's collection storage areas
  • The Children's Gallery where families can enjoy a free craft area
  • Curator Max Chouinard will bring Museum exhibits to life with an ongoing, interactive historical re-enactment


For more information visit the Doors Open Ontario website.

Location: Ann Baillie Building, Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Date & Time: Drop in on Saturday, June 17, 2017 between10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

Quarantine Tent, July 1, 2017

The Quarantine Tent offers you a chance to meet time-travellers from the past who are each recovering from a disease that was once common. Find out about the history of diseases, details about the diseases themselves, and the amazing story of vaccination and prevention.

Location: At ArtFest Kingston in City Park (just steps away from the Museum of Health Care)
Date:  Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time: Drop by between10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

This event is a partnership between the Museum of Health Care and Quarantine Tent

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. / Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.


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