Learning Opportunities

The Museum offers learning events throughout the season for museum-goers of all ages. Drop-in programming for families, tours and special events for school and camp groups, lectures and programs for adults, and a number of free days, when the museum is accessible to all.

The S.T.E.A.M Museum

The Pump House Steam Museum is adding even more science, tech, engineering, arts and mathematics  to our programming – putting the S.T.E.A.M in our Museum! We are devoted to providing a space where kids can play and learn.

Gordon C. Leitch Discovery Centre

The Pump House is thrilled to open the redesigned Discovery Centre, a space just for kids. Filled with games, toys and activities for inquiring young minds, the Discovery Centre uses principles of play-based learning to encourage skills in science, tech, engineering, arts and math. Try out the hottest smart toys, including GoldieBlox, Gearation by TOMY and K’Nex – or curl up in our quiet reading nook with a library of great books.

Model Trains

The Pump House Steam Museum is home to a stunning collection of model trains. An elaborate multi-level O-scale train can be set in motion by the push of a button, and a HO scale train set from the opening of the iconic CBC children’s show The Friendly Giant is on display.