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Event Series Event Series: Time Travellers

Time Travellers

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kids (ages 5 to 7) will step back in time to early Gloucester Township and help characters tackle day-to-day challenges inspired by life on the Billings family farm. Each week they’ll explore different heritage chores, skills, and pastimes through fun, hands-on activities as they put their creativity and problem-solving skills to the test.

Fridays, July 5 to Aug 23 from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Ages 5 to 7
Cost: $7.35 per child. Advance registration is required:

To register, visit Register Ottawa ( and search for the program using the activity codes listed below.

July 5 or August 2 – Botany
One of the Billings family members is feeling unwell. Help us use Lamira’s remedies and ingredients from her garden to get them back on their feet.

July 12 or August 9 – Bugs
Help Braddish Billings II investigate the insects living around the house and grounds, then build a bug hotel for the Estate’s garden.

July 19 or August 16 – Building
The Billings family house is almost 200 years old—but it’s not the only home that can be found on the Estate grounds. Explore our site and help us build a small bird feeder.

July 26 or August 23 – Butter
Explore the Billings family’s legacy as dairy farmers, make your own butter, and learn about cows.

– The primary language of delivery for this program is English.
– This is a drop-off program. Parental participation is not required.
– Activities take place outdoors. Please dress your child for weather conditions 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.
– Sessions with insufficient registration may be cancelled. If the session cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be issued.
– If you have questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact the museum at 613-580-2088 or by email at Additional information about accessibility can be found on the museum webpage :


July 12
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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