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Nepean Museum: History Hackers – What is a Map?

February 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

History Hackers is back! Explore how Nepean’s material past transformed over time through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (S.T.E.A.M.). Discover a different theme each week and get inspired by unique objects from the museum’s collection. *Please note that this program is delivered in English only.

Saturdays: February 11, February 18, February 25 and March 4.
10:30 am to noon.
Ages: 6 to 9.
Cost: $12 per child. Advance registration is required.

Register online at Register Ottawa: Search “Nepean Museum” or by using the activity numbers listed below. Registration closes 24 hours before the session’s scheduled start time.

Saturday, February 11 – What is a map? (45450)

Re-create and re-imagine a map from your own perspective while learning the history of map making and the impact mapping had on Indigenous peoples.

Saturday, February 18 – Building a homestead (45451)

Design and create a new tool using heritage objects from our learning collection as your inspiration.

Saturday, February 25 – Make your own toy (45452)

Play with heritage toys from our learning collection and build an animated toy of your own using recycled materials.

Saturday, March 4 – Secret codes (45454)

Make invisible ink and learn to send messages in Morse code.

– Please pack a peanut-free snack and water for your child.
Sessions with insufficient registration may be cancelled. If an alternative cannot be offered, a refund will be issued.
– Museum staff will assist participants with any assembly including sewing, hot glue, etc., and safety glasses will be worn. Most sessions will include some use of electronics (e.g. circuits, iPad, iPhone, etc.).
– Some electronic equipment may produce buzzing noises or small flashing lights. A community room will be available as a quiet zone if a break from noises or activities is needed.
– If you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact the museum by phone at 613-580-9638 or by email at Additional information about accessibility can be found on the museum web page:


February 11, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Nepean Museum
16 Rowley Avenue
Nepean, Ontario K2G 1L9 Canada
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