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posted by: Best Western Dorchester Hotel on: July 04, 2018

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Looking for new ways to keep the kids entertained this summer? Then make your way to the Nanaimo Museum.
New ‘Sea Salt & River Rocks’ and ‘Poetry & Protests’ programs are being offered at Nanaimo Museum for children during July and August.
Designed for kids between five and 12, the programs have been designed for kids to enjoy along with their parents, grandparents or caregivers.
‘Sea Salt & River Rocks’ is a new program with activities to get kids thinking about which animals live where. As Nanaimo is right between an ocean and rivers, it’s a great way to highlight the importance of the local habitat to the kids.
The ‘Sea Salt & River Rocks’ program takes place each Friday in July and August (excluding July 20) from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
The museum’s feature exhibit, ‘A Call for Justice: Japanese Canadian Redress 1977-1988’ is the inspiration behind the ‘Poetry & Protests’ program.
‘Poetry & Protests’ gives the younger children the chance to make a Sakura cherry blossom tree craft, and the kids up to 15-years-old can compose a haiku poem and create a protest sign about the change they’d like to see in the world.
These activities are a hands-on way of looking at a difficult subject in Canadian history while keeping a hopeful outlook to the future.
The ‘Poetry & Protests’ program takes places every Wednesday from July to August from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
The programs are included in museum admission and registration is not required. The activities are offered on an ongoing basis during the program times and take approximately one hour for children to complete.
Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1.75 for seniors and just 75 cents for children.
Are you heading to Nanaimo for a family getaway this summer? Then check into the historic Best Western Dorchester Hotel. Situated right downtown near bustling Nanaimo Harbour, it offers excellent views, outstanding service and convenient access to all of Nanaimo’s attractions. It also welcomes travellers with pets in its designated pet-friendly rooms, so you don’t even have to leave Fido at home.
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