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To register please contact the Nanaimo Museum's Program Co-ordinator by phone (250.753.1821) or email (program@nanaimomuseum.ca).

Adam Soloway & Ryan Boa work hard on building their brick house during a program at the Nanaimo Museum.


Overnight fun at the Nanaimo Museum for children and youth groups!

Children will get the chance to sleep amongst a collection of 1000 year old artifacts in the museum gallery, take a tour of the miners cottage, explore the Bastion at night, and participate in a variety of fun (and educational) history-related activities.

Sleepover itinerary and activities can be customized to accommodate the needs of different age groups. The activities can also be personalized to meet specific Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada badge requirements.

Dinner, snack and breakfast are included in the cost of $50 per child (menu can be adapted to accommodate most allergies and dietary needs).

Supervising adults are free (one supervising adult per five children) and additional adults are $50 each. A Nanaimo Museum staff member will remain on site overnight. 


 Sample Itinerary - Day One

5:00 pm - Group arrives, orientation to museum and the evening’s program.  Set up beds and explore exhibits.

6:00 – Dinner

7:00 pm - Bastion tour

8:30-9:15 – Cottage tour

9:15-9:30 - Jam making

9:30-10:00 – Craft

10:00 – Get ready for bed and snack.

10:30 - Lights out


Day Two

7:30 am – Wake up and pack up gear

8:00 – 9:00 - Breakfast

9:00- Craft

9:30 Play with old-fashioned toys

10:00 – parents arrive for pick up

For more information or to make a booking please contact Jamie Franzmann  Programming & Visitor Services Coordinator at program@nanaimomuseum.ca or 250 753-1821.

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