Calendar of Events & Activities

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May 20, 2016

Electrifying Medicine!

P.A. Day* Program for ages 8-12

Ever wondered why a balloon sticks to your hair? Spark your interest in static and current electricity and discover how they’ve been used in medicine in the past 200 years. Recommended for ages 8-12 (accompanying adults welcome).  Pre-registration required.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Date & Time: Friday, May 20, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 pm
Cost: $3/participant (no charge for adults)
Pre-registration required: Please call (613) 548-2419, email, or book online.

View/download a poster for this program. Thank you to all who post & distribute!

*P.A. Day (Professional Activity Day) for the Limestone & Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Boards.


June to August 2016

Baby & Toddler Series

Summer Family Programs for ages 0-2

Babies and their guardians can drop in to make friends and explore the science and history of health care through gentle play, crafts, and songs. Suitable for ages 0-2 with adult accompaniment (older siblings are welcome). Participants are encouraged to bring one personal toy or blanket. No registration required.

Location: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Dates: Biweekly Wednesdays: June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17
Time: 10 to 11 am
Cost: $3/participant
No registration required.
Information: 613-548-2419 or

View/download a poster for this program. Thanks to all who post and distribute!


June 15, 2016

First Capital Day 2016

Interactive Museum of Health Care Outreach Booth 

Celebrate the 175th anniversary of Kingston becoming the First Capital of Canada, through spinning and weaving, rope making, blacksmithing, early medicine, broadsword demonstrations, archaeology displays, and military musters. See an old time medicine show, go on an architectural scavenger hunt, experience the aboriginal way of life, dress up in period costumes, take a Trolley ride through the old 'King's Town,'.

Please visit the City of Kingston's website for more informaiton.

At the Museum of Health Care (32 George Street, just steps away from City Park): We will be open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Explore this fascinating museum and National Historic Site to learn about the history of health care in Canada, or pick up “The Astonishing Past of the Kingston General Hospital” pamphlets embark on a self-guided walking tour. This outdoor walking tour takes about 60 minutes and explores the grounds and historic buildings of KGH. For information call 613-548-2419 or email

Location: City Park AND the Museum of Health Care
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: City activities from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: Free


June 18, 2016

Doors Open Kingston

The imposing, beaux arts-style Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site was a student nurses’ residence from 1904-1969.  It now houses the Museum of Health Care and its extensive collection of artefacts. Historical re-enactment, gallery and behind-the-scenes tours will tell the history of health care in Canada. Drop in to the Museum for free activities for all ages.

Free features offered:
- Special tours of the Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site
- Behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum of Health Care’s collection storage areas
- The Children’s Gallery where families can enjoy a free craft area
- Curator Maxime Chouinard will bring Museum exhibits to life with an ongoing, interactive historical re-enactment

For more information visit the Doors Open Ontario website.

Location: Ann Baillie Building, Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street
Date & Time: Drop in on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Parking: Free in the Ann Baillie and Upper GIDRU lots (George Street access)


Past Events

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