Spring Break at Britannia Mine Museum

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Families and kids of all ages can expect to experience fun and enlightening activities this Spring Break at the Britannia Mine Museum with three weeks of workshops, interpretive talks, science experiments and a geoscience dig day from Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017.

Spring Break at Britannia Mine Museum

We love the museum because it has unique activities (like riding into the side of a mountain through an old mining tunnel), combined with lots of cool local history. Check out some of the Spring Break programming for event more fun for the whole family:

Life at Britannia: March 13, 15 & 17 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Take a peek at a piece of Canadian history. Interpreters will illuminate about what life was like at Britannia Mine. Hear the stories behind some of the Museum’s historical archival photos and get hands on with real artifacts from a time when Britannia was a bustling mining town.

Tinker Labs: March 20, 22 & 24 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Ever wonder what’s inside a favourite toy, how a phone or computer works? Tinker Labs gives kids and adults a chance to take apart everyday objects using real tools to investigate their inner workings. Interpreters will be on hand to help visitors explore and learn more about the devices we use in our daily lives.

DIG DAY – Delving into Geoscience: Saturday, March 25 @ 11:00am to 3:00pm
The Museum is partnering with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and will feature entertaining and educational activities from geoscientists. Visitors can learn about volcanoes, fossils and minerals through engaging activity stations. Instantly grow crystals between microscope slides, learn about tectonic plates by building “Pangea” puzzles, or make a dinosaur diorama to take home.

The Art of Science: March 27, 29 & 31 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Kids can bring their thirst for creativity, science and art for a week of art-themed science experiments. Create explosive art, make toys and bouncy balls using chemistry, learn about aerodynamics with paper airplanes, and dive into geometry.

Photo courtesy of Britannia Mine Museum

The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages. Visitors can enjoy fun exhibits and crowd favourites like the underground mine train, the historic 20-storey concentrator mill and gold panning, and learn about Britannia’s history as one of the largest copper mines in the British Commonwealth in the 1930s.

The Britannia Mine Museum is open seven days a week all year round from 9:00am to 5:00pm with guided tours throughout the day (last tour at 3:00pm). Follow on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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