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Family Programs
Reminder E-Notice
Upcoming Summer Programs:
Marching Toward Medicine

Image: Public Programs Assistants Beatrice & Danielle take a group of youth outside to learn about waterborne diseases.


Please accept this e-mail as a reminder of the many family-friendly tours and programs available at the Museum of Health Care this summer. If you are close enough to pop by for a visit, please note that our extended summer weekend hours continue until August 26th. During the summer months, our galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

What we've been up to...
This summer Kingston has already seen some wonderful cultural events and the Museum of Health Care was excited to participate in First Capital Day and Doors Open Kingston. We've also enjoyed interacting with all of the walk-in visitors who included us on their summer itinerary. Read on to discover all the interpretive programs we offer during the summer months, including guided tours, day camp programs and the exciting new Summer Family Program Marching Toward Medicine for ages 8+ in July and August (space is limited, so call 613-548-2419, e-mail, or go online to register today! For those who have already registered, we look forward to seeing you on the day of your program!).

We hope to see you this summer!

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  Upcoming Events & Programs...

Sunday, July 29th OR Sunday August 12th 
10:00 am to noon OR 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Marching Toward Medicine
Summer Program for Ages 8+


This summer travel back in time and step into the shoes of Canada’s heroes on and off the battlefield! Celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 with this thrilling look back at the history of Canada at war and its fascinating connections to medicine.  Through a series of exciting activities, you’ll discover the wartime innovations in health care from 1812 to World War II that changed the way we think of medicine today!

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger children are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George St.
Dates & Times:
Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am to noon, OR
Sunday, July 29, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, OR
Sunday, August 12, 10:00 am to noon, OR
Sunday, August 12, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cost: $5/participant (no charge for adults).  Cash or cheque payments accepted on the day of your program.
Online - Click here
By phone - (613) 548-2419
Via e-mail -

Click here to view/download the poster for this event.  

Friday, August 10th from 10:00 to 11:00 am 

Shake Your Funny Bones
Join our next Play Date!

Play Date at the Museum of Health Care, recommended for Ages 4-6!

Learn through play at the Museum of Health Care! The Museum is pleased to offer hour-long play dates featuring a series of fun and educational hands-on activities. Play dates at the Museum of Health Care are a great way for children and accompanying adults to meet new people and share the excitement of new discoveries by learning and laughing together.

On Friday, August 10, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00, a small group of children will receive individualized attention from our trained and enthusiastic guides, and will be provided with a lab coat to wear during their visit to the Museum. The Play Date theme will be Shake Your Funny Bones and will include a "make & take" craft activity completed at the Museum and the opportunity to handle medical artefacts from the Museum's education collection.

Suitable for ages 4 to 6, with adult accompaniment. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult's help. Pre-registration required.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street, Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site
Cost: $3/participant (no charge for adults). Cash or cheque payments accepted on the day of your program.
For more information or to register: call 613-548-2419, e-mail, or visit us online.

Note: Play Dates can also be scheduled by request at times other than that identified above for your group of 4-10 children (+accompanying adults). 


Guided Tours:  
- Gallery Tours
- KGHistory for Kids

Now accepting bookings!



We offer interpretive programs to enhance your visit to the Museum of Health Care, with exciting options for both children and adults! Our summer guided tour options are as follows:

Gallery Tours
Highlighting fascinating stories about the history of health care in Canada, our 45-minute guided tour offers visitors a detailed account of the history behind the artefacts on display in each of our onsite galleries

Tours for individuals: By donation
Group tours: $3 per participant
Tour begins at: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
By appointment only. For bookings, call 613-548-2419 or e-mail

KGHistory for Kids: A Memory & Mapping Activity for Young Historians
Suitable for ages 6-12, this 30-minute outdoor memory and mapping activity is a fun way for children to learn about the exciting history of Kingston General Hospital. An eye-opening scavenger hunt includes revelations of plagues, politicians, prisoners, doctors, new immigrants, a nobleman and nurses, and spans nearly 100 years! Combining education, entertainment and exercise, the activity takes place mostly outside, on the picturesque grounds of KGH. Children also peek inside some buildings of two National Historic Sites, including the first parliament building of the Province of Canada and the only remaining Victorian-era operating ampitheatre in the entire country. Working from an activity sheet, kids test their visual observation and chart their course on a map.

Tickets: $5 per family.
Tour begins at: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
By appointment only. For bookings, call 613-548-2419 or e-mail

We also offer other interpretive programs that may be of interest, including self-guided walking tours, interactive activities in our Children's Gallery, and family activity packs.

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Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site
32 George Street, Kingston, ON   K7L 2V7
SUMMER (June 2 to August 26): Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
FALL / WINTER / SPRING: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

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