Featured Exhibition

Admission to the Peterborough Museum & Archives is by donation.

On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly

In August 2005, Mexican filmmaker and pilot Francisco Gutiérrez took off in his ultralight aircraft from Montréal to follow the monarch butterflies on their 6,000 km migration from Canada to the mountains of central Mexico, in a bid to raise awareness of importance of preserving the butterflies' habitat. "On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly" features breathtaking aerial photographs taken by Mr. Gutiérrez.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum has produced an exhibition from the material recorded by Mr. 
Gutiérrez on his journey aboard the Papalotzin - the nickname of his ultralight aircraft, which means small butterfly in the Aztec language. "On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly" will be presented at the Peterborough Museum & Archives until September 23rd, 2018. 

 On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly

This exhibition will be on display until Sunday, September 23rd, 2018.

Making the Invisible Visible

This exhibition was put together by Peterborough Pollinators in partnership with Sustainable Peterborough. Peterborough Pollinators emerged from the Peterborough Dialogues in November 2015. It is a citizen-led group that aims to discover ways to create a pollinator-friendly community for all citizens and pollinators alike. Conscious of belonging to a vibrant ecosystem of interdependent life forms, we acknowledge our responsibility as stewards of this Earth. 

Originally curated for the 2017 SPARK Photo Festival, this exhibit features a series of photographs that will be displayed in our gardens, here at the Peterborough Museum & Archives. The exhibit is split into four themes: Monarchs and Milkweed; Pollinators in Peterborough; Bountiful Bees; and Beautiful Butterflies. 

Photograph of a Syrphid Fly on a purple cornflower by Drew Monkman

This exhibition will be on display June 2nd, 2018 until the end of the summer season.