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Can You Dig It? Archeology

July 7, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

History detectives, artefact hunters, and curious minds (ages 8 to 12) are invited to join our excavation team at Billings Estate National Historic Site. Inspired by Canada’s first paleontologist, Elkanah Billings, we will be digging for artefacts, identifying our mysterious finds, and learning research methods still used by scientists today.

Fridays: July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28
Thursdays: August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24
10:30 am to 12 pm
Ages 8 to 12
Cost: $7.35 per child. Advance registration is required.

To register, visit and search for your preferred sessions using the activity codes noted below.

Each session in July will feature a new theme. The same themes will then repeat for the August sessions.

July 7 (Archeology) – 56238
July 14 (Beyond the pit) – 56239
July 21 (Geology) – 56240
July 28 (Paleontology) – 56241

August 3 (Archeology) – 56242
August 10 (Beyond the pit) – 56244
August 17 (Geology) – 56245
August 24 (Paleontology) – 56246


– This program is delivered in English.
– Activities primarily take place outdoors. Please dress your child for weather conditions, including sun and heat, and in clothing and shoes you are comfortable getting dirty. A hat, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended, as well as packing water and a snack.
– If you have event participation questions due to disability or have concerns regarding the accessibility of the event, please contact the museum by phone at 613-580-2088 or by email at Additional information about accessibility can be found on the museum web page:
– Sessions with insufficient registration may be cancelled. If the session cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be issued.


July 7, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Billings Estate National Historic Site
2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
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