Museum staff delivers high quality educational programs to a wide variety of groups including children, adults and students.

Curriculum based programming for elementary, high schools and post secondary institutions
OHS Speakers Series
Outreach presentations at your site or group
Sunday Fundays – First Sunday of each month
Themed birthday parties for ages 5-12
Tea and Talk – Last Sunday of each month
Annual events including Canada Day, International Archaeology Day, Christmas Lamplight Tour

Click to download our educational pdf.

Download colouring sheets from our Henry House colouring book.

Henry House Parlour
Candle Dipping
Having Tea at Henry House
Henry House Kitchen

Birthday Parties at the Oshawa Museum

Each Party Option is TWO HOURS and Includes:

Use of the Guy House Boardroom for one hour equipped with tables and chairs
One hour of structured supervised programming in either Robinson House or Henry
Birthday Cake Use of the Museum's children's costumes (if applicable to the program)
Invitations for each child
Loot bags for each child

Children - $10.00
Adults - $3.00

Party Balloons Please note that there is a maximum of 15 children. The Birthday child's parents are admitted for free. However, for supervision purposes we require 1 adult for every 5 children, therefore there could be an additional $6.00 charge.

There is an overtime charge of $30 per half hour.

If a party is booked for a Saturday between September and June, we require a minimum party of $100 (10 children).

To book a birthday party or for more information please phone Lisa at the Museum, 905-436- 7624 ext. 106.

Party Options

A. Victorian Tea

Group of Children Kids will dress up in the Museum's children's pioneer costumes and explore Henry House. They will see how a Victorian family lived in the 1870's by exploring Thomas and Lurenda Henry's home. A costumed interpreter will teach them how to sew and the kids will each take home their creation. Back in the Guy House Boardroom they will review Victorian etiquette and manners.

B. Digging Up the Past (Archaeology)

Kids playing with clayThe party will travel to the Grandview Archaeology Gallery in Robinson House and learn what it is really like to be an archaeologist. They will see artifacts from the Lake Ontario Iroquois that date back as far as 1400 A.D. and a model longhouse that depicts how they lived. They will use these artifacts as examples when sculpting their own clay pot. Finally, they will complete a mock dig and see if they can find any artifacts!

You Will Need To Bring

Napkins, table cloths
Food, snacks, drinks and cake
Coolers for your food if necessary
Decorations (please note, nothing can be affixed to the walls)
Candles and lighter

Please Note That Party Option A Includes:
Linen table cloths

All children must be paid for, including siblings of the birthday child and siblings of guests that stay for
     the party.
You should arrive 15 minutes prior to your party starting to set up and greet guests.
The parents of the birthday child will be charged for any extra children or adults that stay for the party.
All parents must stay with the children when they travel to the other Houses.

Payment & Cancellation Procedures


At the time of booking, a credit card number is required to hold the date of the party. On the day of the party, payment is due for the group upon arrival. Payments can be made by cheque, cash, debit, Visa and MasterCard. Cheques should be made out to the Oshawa Museum.


No fee for cancellation will be charged if the birthday party is rescheduled. The party must be rescheduled during the same year.

The full party fee will be charged if less than 48 hours notice of cancellation is given.


You must call 905-436-7624 ext. 106 and speak with staff directly to cancel and re-schedule a party. Should you decide to cancel on the day of your program, call early in the morning to leave us a message.