March Break Discovery Camps

Kids playing in the forest in the winter

March Break is a time for adventure, fun and making new friends! Join us for 5 days of March Break Discovery Camps from March 11-15. Each day is a new theme at the Museum, with a professional instructor ready to guide, teach and explore with your kids. Don't miss out on these unique camps for ages 4-11 with single day registration available. 

Registration will open on Tuesday, January 2nd 2019Click here to register online


Programming runs from 9 AM- 4 PM with drop off anytime after 8:30AM and pick up until 4:30 PM. 


 $40 per day


Monday March 11th: Ice Age Giants! 

Become a Mammal Expert as we focus on the giant animals that ruled the Earth during the Ice Age! We will learn about mastodons, giant beavers, scimitar cats and more as we explore the gallery to discover the fascinating attributes that allowed the huge animals to survive the harsh climate of the time. In the afternoon, children will choose their favourite Ice Age mammal to make a diorama of their habitat to take home. Kids looking out at Armour Hill in the winter

Tuesday, March 12th: Ice Age Meltdown: All About Climate Change- FULL

Did you know we are still in the last Ice Age? Discover how the Earth looked 20,000 years ago during the last cold period of the Ice Age. We will conduct experiments to tackle big questions like why does the Earth's climate change? How does climate change affect us? Most importantly, find out what we can do to help! 

Wednesday, March 13th: Prehistoric Art for Kids -FULL

This day is all about creative fun as we explore the Ice Age through art! We will make cave drawings, woolly mammoths and experiment with ice and water to make unique masterpieces! Come dressed for some messy, artistic fun!

Thursday, March 14th: Fun with Fossils!- FULL

Start digging! Become an archaeologist for the day as we perform digs, create fossils and explore rocks and minerals! 

Friday, March 15th: Ice Age Mystery

Something mysterious is happening on the hill, and we need your help! Become Ice Age detectives in this mystery-themed camp as we search for clues, decode hidden messages and learn all of the skills required to be a secret agent!

Instructor Biography

Kaitlyn Burke is qualified teacher and is passionate about inquiry learning. She believes in creating deep and meaningful learning experiences by giving children the opportunity to explore, discover, experiment and have fun with each learning task. She has instructed both Summer Discovery and P.A. Day Camps at the Museum and we are excited to have her back this March Break! 

What to Bring

Water bottle, appropriate outdoor winter clothing, indoor shoes and nut free lunch/snacks. The Museum promotes a nut free environment. 

Personal Health Form

Each child attending camp must complete and submit a Personal Health & Information Form. This form will be kept on file at the Museum, and only needs to be completed once each year. The form is available through the online registration process. 

REGISTRATION Group shot of children with youth leaders

1. In Person- visit the Peterborough Museum & Archives (300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough). Payment in full must accompany all registrations and can be made using cash, cheque, MasterCard, VISA, AMEX or Interac.

2. Phone- please call the Museum at (705) 743-5180 with a valid credit card.

3. Online- click on the link and locate Museum Programs on the left tool bar. Please note this option does require an account PIN number and a client bar code for each person registering. A valid credit card is required to complete your transaction and registration. Click here to register online


Refunds may be requested up to 5 business days prior to the start of the program. An administration fee of 10% of class fees will be withheld, with a minimum fee of $5.  


In the course of all program activities, photos will be taken and audio and/or visual recordings may be made.  The Peterborough Museum & Archives reserves the right to use all photographs and videos of all our programs, participants, special events and facilities for promotional purposes.