2017

Dirt Hills Archeo Tour

Learn some local history at archaeological sites on this tour in the rolling Dirt Hills near Avonlea. U-drive this guided, 60 km roundtrip from the museum (high-clearance vehicle recommended). Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the prairie at the Man Effigy while stunning views from the Claybank Ceremonial Circle leave you breathless.

August 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Avonlea Badlands Shadows and Moonlight

This tour follows Colin Chatfield's Night Photography Class, so you may want to attend both. After a supper break, we will meet at the museum before heading to the Avonlea Badlands to catch the sunset and then we will stay for the moonrise and get some night shots. Adults $15, Students $7.50. Bring a camera capable of long exposures, a tripod and a flashlight or headlamp (preferred). You must be able to carry your gear 2 kilometers.

September 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Night Photography with Colin Chatfield

Learn about taking photographs at night with famous Saskatchewan photographer Colin Chatfield. This 90 minute class will explain the process of night photography for only $35.  After an hour supper break, join us for a tour to the Avonlea Badlands to catch the sunset and some moonlight. 

September 9, 2017 - 4:30pm

Heritage Kids Avonlea Trivia

Bring the whole family down to the museum to partake in some Avonlea trivia. Jaida, Tanner and Micah have some trivia that may be of interest to the young and young at heart. Children will also be painting rocks and having sack races.

August 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Heritage Kids Dough Day

 You knead to check this out! The museum is hosting another Heritage Kids Day with a dough theme. Children will be making playdough and will take home samples as well as make and taste biscuits. Stories from seniors will accompany this event.

August 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Heritage Kids Water Day

Bring your children to the museum for some fun with water! Jaida and Tanner will entertain them with activities that are both historical and fun. Please make sure they don't have watches, cell phones or electronics with them and it would be good if they were wearing sandals or flip flops and maybe bring a towel.

August 5, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dirt Hills Archaeological Tour Jul 28

Learn some local history at archaeological sites on this tour in the rolling Dirt Hills near Avonlea. U-drive this guided, 60 km roundtrip from the museum (high-clearance vehicle recommended). Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the prairie at the Man Effigy while stunning views from the Claybank Ceremonial Circle leave you breathless.

July 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Milky Way PhotoTour at Avonlea Badlands Jul 22

Take advantage of this near dark sky location with very little light pollution to photograph the stars. This is a guided tour to the Avonlea Badlands in the dark. Bring a flashlight or head lamp (preferred), tripod, and camera capable of long exposures. You must be able to carry your gear 2km over uneven terrain. Tour lasts about 2 hours. Call 306-868-2101 to confirm availablility.

July 22, 2017 - 11:30pm to July 23, 2017 - 1:30am

Chris Attrell Beginner Photo Class

We are excited to have famous SK photographer, Chris Attrell, teaching photography for beginners at the museum! Only $35 for 90 minutes! Limited number of spots. See Saskphotos.ca and his Facebook page! Call the museum at 306-868-2101 to register or email info@avonleamuseum.ca

July 7, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Dirt Hills Solstice Tour

Learn some local history at archaeological sites on this tour in the rolling Dirt Hills near Avonlea. U-drive this guided, 60 km roundtrip from the museum (high-clearance vehicle recommended). Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the prairie at the Man Effigy while stunning views from the Claybank Ceremonial Circle leave you breathless. Visitors learn about celestial alignments at summer and winter solstices and how this large stone circle is like Stonehenge.

June 18, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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