The “What Makes Us Who We Are?” exhibit, which tells the story of Waterloo Region, is re-opened to the public with reduced hours until Thursday, September 24.
Our main floor exhibit is called “What Makes Us Who We Are?” and traces the 12,000 year human history of Waterloo Region, from First Nation’s peoples, to European settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years. Visitors will discover the reasons why people from around the world have immigrated to this region of Canada – whether they came for love, education, a better life, a new job or to find freedom.
Starting on Friday, September 25, join us for our newest exhibit, “Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering“. Human Plus is an engaging and interactive exhibit that shows how we all can use our ingenuity to build body replacements, develop brain-machine interfaces, and engineer unique assistive tools that push human potential beyond limits. Human Plus invites visitors to explore the dynamic, creative, user-focused engineering processes that help improve people’s lives.
The exhibit offers guests of all ages the chance to explore and create a range of low and high-tech tools that extend the abilities of the human body. Human Plus showcases compelling stories from a unique field of engineering that not only helps people carry out their day-to-day routines, but also helps them realize lifelong dreams.
A Doon Heritage Village ‘Walk in the Park’ experience is included with the ticket. Beginning Saturday, September 12, Doon Heritage Village welcomes you back to 1914 with limited Village buildings reopening for special themed weekends! Please note that farm animals will not be present for the village experience and outdoor washrooms remain closed (indoor museum washrooms are available), as they are too small to adhere to provincial and Region of Waterloo Public Health guidelines.
1914 Harvest – September 12 and 13
Come celebrate the harvest season with some good old-fashioned fun in Doon Heritage Village this weekend. With harvest themed demonstrations in the Martin House, Blacksmith Shop, and the McArthur House, this Fall event is sure to be bushels of fun!
Feathery Friends – September 19 and 20
Experience this weekend with our Feathery Friends! Start your afternoon off with a forest walk scavenger hunt in Doon Heritage Village. Let’s see how many birds you can spot as journey around the village. Stop in to the General Store, Harness Shop, and the Seibert House for more exciting fun!
Makers Day – September 26 and 27
Be a part of our Makers Day this weekend in Doon Heritage Village. Learn from our skilled workers on their trade in 1914. Discover our talented workers as show off their skills in home baking, leather working, painting and much more! Join us in the Martin House, Blacksmith Shop, and the McArthur House for exciting demonstrations.
Tickets : $0 – $28.25
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Reduced hours of operation will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. starting August 8, 2020. The last available admission begins at 2:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Precautions in Place for Your Visit:
- Reduced visitor capacity
- One-way direction flow through exhibit and village
- Physical distancing maintained for all visitors and staff
- Increased cleaning of common area surfaces
- Availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizer throughout the museum
- Interactive components and hands-on activities (including children’s toys) have been removed
- We ask all visitors to wear a face mask to protect our staff and other visitors. Face masks, combined with hand washing and physical distancing can reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Information for Region of Waterloo Museums Members:
- Anyone with a Region of Waterloo Museums membership that was current as of March 2020 has had their membership extended by 6 months.
- Book your visit in advance to reserve your place. Walk-in visits may be unavailable due to reduced visitor capacity.
- Choose the date and time for your visit, then enter your 8-digit membership number (on the back of your membership card, underneath the barcode) as the Promo Code to access free membership tickets.
For trouble accessing your free member tickets, or to inquire about applicable discounts, including members from reciprocal museum partners, please call 519-748-1914 (Thursday through Sunday).
As per the Province of Ontario’s document “A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 2” it is recommend that heritage institutions like the Region of Waterloo Museums collect contact information for the purposes of contact tracing. This information would only be shared with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in the event that an individual who attended the museum tests positive for Covid-19, on our about the time you attended.