Family Day at the Bruce County Museum a big hit

Families flocked to the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre for Family Day on Monday, February 20th.

Each of the three animal shows sponsored by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) was filled to capacity in the Bruce Power Theatre as moms, dads, kids and grandparents learned about animals and reptiles such as lizards and turtles among many others.

Giant African Tortoise

‘Zoo to You’ presented exotic species normally seen in Canada only in a zoo.

From the giant African Tortoise that can live to be 100 to the blue-tongued Skink (lizard) from Australia, they were captivating especially for the young in the audience.



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Speaking of Wildlife‘ on the other hand brought a one-hour interactive presentation of species found closer to home, that was both educational and entertaining and that had all ages spellbound. The wildlife education centre provides permanent sanctuary to non-releasable Ontario wildlife that have been injured, orphaned, abandoned or illegally kept as pets and are unable to live in the wild as they should. Instead, they live out their lives with ‘Speaking of Wildlife‘ and become ambassadors for their species.

Krystal Hewitt with Rocket the Raccoon (file photo)
Creating bird eco-feeders


Throughout the day, visitors also had the opportunity to create eco-friendly bird feeders with seeds along with other crafts.





After enjoying a BBQ lunch offered by the Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores, most visitors opted to spend the afternoon taking in all the sights that the Museum has to offer.

From standing on the deck of the H.M.S. General Hunter replica warship of 1812 to becoming an engineer at the Riding the Rails train exhibit or discovering the many inventions created in Bruce County, there is something of interest for every age.

Now that Family Day has come and gone for another year and, with the school March Break just around the corner, check out all the upcoming events at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre … CLICK HERE