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June 2017
FREE

Fort Night – Table Forts

June 29 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to relive your youth?  Come on down to the PumpHouse at 6 p.m. every Thursday for Fort Night. This is not your every day fort building with blankets and chairs.  Every week there will be a new challenge. We provide all the items that you will need to finish the challenge but not the directions.  You can either do the challenge alone, with friends, join another team but whatever you preference you will be going head to head with other groups to see who’s fort best accomplished the challenge. We have programmers on site to help you if you get stuck and no challenges are timed.   Fort Night is fun for all ages and everyone is welcome. You’ll have to come the museum to get your official challenge but here is a sneak peak at the challenges that we have in mind: String It Up Table Forts Newspaper Forts Cardboard Box Forts Fan Fort Light it Bright PVC Piping Tunnels A Frame Fort Hoop Forts To round the whole season up we have talked about a huge fort building party where everyone works on one fort.  Details are to come but we can promise you this will…

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FREE

Late nights – Free nights

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2017

Come explore all the museum has to offer.  Back by popular demand – Late nights, free nights – the museum stays open until 8 p.m.  Admission is free from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday evening until August 31.

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July 2017
FREE

Canada Day – we are open and hosting activities

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Come to the PumpHouse where history will be in motion with FREE admission to the museum including the Kingston, Believe it or Not, Engage for Change, Canada 150 block prints with the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, and make a contribution to the Reconciliation Tree. Engage for Change Find out more about the multi-faceted Engage for Change project that seeks to re-frame the relationship between Indigenous/First Peoples and non-Indigenous people in Kingston – especially as it relates to history, knowledge and culture. Its ultimate goal is to develop a City of Kingston relationship protocol to be adopted by City Council. Join us for an interactive storytelling of the Ojibwa Creation Story. The Mac @ the PumpHouse Mac is on the move! We have packed up our wood and some staff and are headed down to the PumpHouse. Come try your hand at one of the earliest art forms and show off your Canadian pride! Join the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum on the front lawn of the PumpHouse for block printing and more wood related fun! Education/Arts Activity Keep the Engage for Change conversation going and take part in the ongoing process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by contributing to the Reconciliation…

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Free with Admission

Trains & Tots

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 29, 2017
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Join us every Tuesday until August 29 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Pump House for a drop-in, Tot inspired, learning hour. Start off by singing a welcome song and then move on to an activity focused on your tots development. Each week we have a different theme that will keep them entertained and learning. This drop in session is FREE with admission to the museum.   A different focus every week Hands On, Minds On: Actvities that engage tots mentally and physically. Focus is on developing fine and gross motor skills as well as developing the foundation for other skill development, such as cause and effect or problem solving. Mess is Best: Sensory based activities that use messy play to develop the senses. There is also a focus on developing early writing skills. Shake Your Music Maker: Activities that use sound, music, and dance to develop auditory skills, such as auditory discrimination and rhythm. Dress to Express: Activities that engage tots in creative & imagintive play.

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FREE

Fort Night – Newspaper Forts

July 6 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to relive your youth?  Come on down to the PumpHouse at 6 p.m. every Thursday for Fort Night. This is not your every day fort building with blankets and chairs.  Every week there will be a new challenge. We provide all the items that you will need to finish the challenge but not the directions.  You can either do the challenge alone, with friends, join another team but whatever you preference you will be going head to head with other groups to see who’s fort best accomplished the challenge. We have programmers on site to help you if you get stuck and no challenges are timed.   Fort Night is fun for all ages and everyone is welcome. You’ll have to come the museum to get your official challenge but here is a sneak peak at the challenges that we have in mind: String It Up Table Forts Newspaper Forts Cardboard Box Forts Fan Fort Light it Bright PVC Piping Tunnels A Frame Fort Hoop Forts To round the whole season up we have talked about a huge fort building party where everyone works on one fort.  Details are to come but we can promise you this will…

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