History museum

Canada Day fun planned at the Niagara Falls History Museum

For the first time in three years, the Niagara Falls Museums are hosting Canada Day celebrations, so organizers are making the most of it with a full day of family-friendly activities.

And the celebration, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is completely free.

Reptile Kingdom, always a hit with kids, will give two performances at the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry St., at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so the museum is asking people to register for the shows.

Sylvia Beben, cultural development coordinator for the City of Niagara Falls, said there will be arts and crafts throughout the day, including Canada Day painting activities in the hall, a scavenger hunt and Canada Day temporary tattoos distributed.

There will also be two artists creating paintings in the community gallery on the second level. Chris Lewis will create the first painting in the morning, then artist Elaine Bolton will create a painting in the afternoon. “Guests can just walk in and watch them create art right in front of them,” Beben said.

There will also be musical entertainment throughout the day, with Fine White Line from 10am to 11am, Gravely James from 11:15am to 12:15pm, Evan Rotella from 12:30pm to 1pm, Laurel and Hulley from 1:45am to 2:45pm and Brandon Agnew from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hungry people can refuel with hot dogs, burgers and fries from food vendor 905 Hotdog Pound.

Beben said it would make a fun day for activities.

“It’s just a great way to top off Canada Day and have some family fun,” she says.